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Two suspected terrorist arrested from Gaya in Bihar

Two suspected terrorists were arrested on Wednesday from a cyber café in civil lines area of Gaya in Bihar. The district police have been interrogating them while alerting the other investigating agencies of the country.

Police officials said Taushif Ahmad Khan and Sana Khan were arrested from a cyber café near Rajendra Ashram in civil lines area of the Gaya town. Both are said to be resident of Karmauni village under Dhobhi police station of the district.

One of them Taushif Ahmad Khan is suspected to be prime accused in the Ahmedabad bomb blast case in July 2008 in which several people were killed. A team of Gujarat police and NIA (National Investigation Agency) too are likely to reach Gaya by Thursday evening.

“On a tip off that Taushif Ahmad Khan and Sana Khan have been visiting a cyber café for sometime in civil lines area we laid a trap and arrested them”, a senior police official of Gaya, Alok Singh said.

Though, police have not been sharing more information on the arrests of the two but sources in the department told The Hindu that some documents and the computer from the cyber café too have been seized by the police.

It is also suspected that Taushif Ahmad Khan was living in Bangladesh for a long time but has been visiting India through Malda district at regular intervals.

Informed sources said the two suspected terrorists might have been planning to attack Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya in protest against atrocities on Rohingya Muslim refugees in Myanmar by Buddhist followers.

Earlier in July 2013 a series of bomb blasts had happened at Bodh Gaya when the Rohingya refugee problem was going in Myanmar.

Meanwhile, the district police have beefed-up security around the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya and in Gaya town too where famous Pitrpaksha mela (a ritual ceremony for ancestors) are going on.

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