Friday, 29 August 2014

Suspected IM aide nabbed at Munnar

KOCHI: Kerala police on Friday arrested a suspected aide of Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives Waqas Ahamed and Tehseen Aktar at Munnar in Idukki district.

He was arrested on charges of arranging accommodation for Waqas and Tehseen when they had come to the hill station of Munnar last year. Waqas and Tehseen were allegedly involved in several blasts.

The police gave his name as Jamil Aktar (22) hailing from Bihar, and he was working as a cook in Munnar earlier.

While Waqas was arrested by the Delhi Police special cell from Ajmer in Rajasthan on March 23 on charges that he was planning to carry out terror attacks in South India and Rajasthan, Tehseen was nabbed near the Nepal border while apparently trying to sneak into Pakistan via Kathmandu.

The Delhi police had brought both of them to Munnar to collect evidence in early April this year.

Jamil, who was running a tea shop at Munnar then had reportedly gone missing after the arrest of Waqas and Tehseen. His photographs were displayed in public places by the police as "wanted man".

However the state police have not received any incriminating evidences from Jamil so far during the interrogation. National Investigation Agency (NIA) officials, who are investigating the blast cases, came to Munnar to question him.

"According to Jamil, he had arranged cottages for Waqas and Tehseen without knowing their terror links. Since NIA officials are investigating the blast cases only their officials will be able to verify the authenticity of his claim," said a senior Kerala police official. Ahamed,Tehseen Aktar,National Investigation Agency,Jamil Aktar,Delhi Police

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