Staff Reporter

Police inching to solving IISc attack case

BANGALORE: The Bangalore police are inching towards solving the attack on the Indian Institute of Science (IISc), which took place on December 28, 2005.

A senior police official told The Hindu on Thursday that the narco analysis and interrogation of the suspected terrorist Imran Jalal have provided vital leads, indicating his involvement in the attack.

Besides, the police have obtained significant information on those who had planned and carried out the attack, the official said.

On Thursday, the police submitted to the first Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Court that the IISc attack case, which was being investigated by the Sadashivanagar police, was transferred to the Central Crime Branch (CCB) on Wednesday.

The CCB is probing Imran's antecedents and activities.

Extended

The Magistrate V.H. Sambrani extended Imran's police custody till Friday. His 14-day police custody, in regard to a case registered against him in the Yeshwanthpur police station, ended on Thursday.

While Senior Assistant Public Prosecutor G.H. Amruth Kumar sought three more days of custody, the Magistrate extended it by a day.

Mr. Amruth Kumar contended that it (police custody) was necessary to investigate Imran's involvement in the attack on IISc.

He said that Imran's voluntary statement indicated his complicity in the attack.

According to police sources, the investigation has revealed that Imran was one of the main suppliers of arms and ammunition to terrorist networks in the country.

He had supplied 400 grenades to the terrorist groups, particularly Lashkar-e-Taiba operatives, the sources said.

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