Special teams try to verify if he developed any network in city

Terror suspect Akram of Nanded in Maharashtra, who was arrested by the Karnataka police, was in Hyderabad for some time, the police said on Monday.

Akram and Ubed will be taken into custody by the Hyderabad police and brought to the city to ascertain the extent of their involvement in the terror plot.

Investigators are not yet sure how long and where he had stayed in Hyderabad. But, surely Akram was in Hyderabad, they say. Special teams are trying to verify if he developed any network in the State capital to carry out terror plots at the behest of his handlers from Saudi Arabia.

Investigation is on to ascertain if Akram met Ubed-ur-Rahman, a B.Com. final-year student from old city, who was arrested too as part of the terror module busted in Karnataka. After living in Hyderabad for some time, Akram flew to Saudi Arabia, where he reportedly came in contact with the organisers of a terrorist outfit.

On returning to India, he continued to keep his connections with his handlers and reportedly played a key role in the module. During his stay in Saudi Arabia, he was introduced to the Hyderabadi youngster online by the terrorist outfit operators.

“Both of them shared information and exchanged ideas on religious matters,” police sources said. Hyderabad Police Commissioner, Anurag Sharma, said that a special team had gone to Bangalore to ascertain if the recently busted terror module in Karnataka had any other connections with the city.

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