Staff Reporter

HYDERABAD: Mohd. Abdul Kaleem and Abdul Zahed, who were arrested by the city police on December 18 last in Commissioner's Task Force office blast case, were taken to Bangalore on Thursday for questioning in connection with the recent terrorist attack there.

A special team of the Bangalore police arrived in Hyderabad three days ago and filed a petition in a local court seeking prisoner transit warrant for Kaleem and Zahed. After securing permission from the court, the special team took the duo to Bangalore to ascertain their involvement, if any, in the terrorist attack at the Indian Institute of Science. Police sources said the Bangalore detectives studied the files relating to the Task Force office blast case.

Held for lifting scooters

The Charminar police on Friday arrested Moinuddin and his two accomplices -- Muneeruddin and Razdar Khan -- on the charge of stealing 60 scooters from different parts of the city. Based on the trio's confession, police recovered dismantled pieces of 15 scooters from their rented house in Phoolbagh of the old city.

The 38-year-old Md. Khaja Moinuddin confessed before reporters that he had reduced all the 60 scooters he had stolen to scrap and sold them.

South Zone DCP Sandeep Sandilya said as part of routine vehicle checking, a police party led by Sub-Inspector Padmanabha Raju intercepted Muneeruddin, who was riding a scooter, at Pathargatti. His inconsistent answers about vehicle documents gave rise to doubts.