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3 slain prisioners hailed from Hyderabad, one each from U.P., Gujarat

Viqar Ahmed, Syed Amjad and Mohd. Zakir, who were shot dead by police at Tanguturu village in Nalgonda District on Warangal District border on Tuesday, hail from Hyderabad. The other two, Izhar Khan and Mohd. Haneef, were from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh and Ahmedabad in Gujarat.

A Registered Medical Practitioner, Haneef completed B.A.M.S. course. After practicing in Ahmedabad for some time, he shifted to Hyderabad where he came in contact with Viqar Ahmed. Police sources said that ‘doctor Haneef’ gave shelter to Viqar, who started self-styled terror outfit Tahreek-Galba-e-Islam (TGI) and allegedly killed three policemen - one in Gujarat and two in Hyderabad.

Viqar reportedly worked with a religious fundamentalist organisation based out of Old City here for some time before mysteriously disappearing. Police records stated that he, along with his associate Syed Amjad Ali shot dead a constable Vinay Yadav at Maninagar in Ahmedabad in 2007.

In 2008, he fired from close range injuring two policemen of Counter Intelligence when they tried to arrest him at IS Sadan in Santoshnagar, Hyderabad, according to police.

He shot dead a Home Guard and seriously injured a constable by firing at a police picket in Falaknuma in 2009, a day ahead of Mecca masjid terror attack anniversary, said the police.

He was also accused of gunning down a constable at Shahalibanda in 2010, five days ahead of Mecca masjid blast anniversary.


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