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Hyderabad police catches 3 for plotting terror attacks Hyderabad Arrests

Hyderabad police catches 3 for plotting terror attacks

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 02 Oct 2022, 07:16 pm

Hyderabad: The city police on Sunday arrested three people on the charges of conspiring terror attacks in Hyderabad.

Police seized four hand grenades, net cash of Rs 5,41,800, five cell phones and a motorcycle from them.

On specific information received that Abdul Zahed of Malakpet of the city who was involved in several terror related cases in Hyderabad in the past revived his contacts with his Pakistani ISI conduits , a Police team acted swiftly and apprehended Abdul Zahed (39) of Moosarambagh, Malakpet, Mohd, Sameeruddin (39) of Akber Bagh, Syeedabad and Maaz Hasan Farooq (29) of Humayun Nagar, Mahidipatnam, a police statement said.

He was conspiring to carry out terror acts along with his associates in Hyderabad and for that he received a consignment of four hand grenades.

On Preliminary investigation, it was revealed that Abdul Zahed previously involved in several terror related cases in Hyderabad including suicide on the Hyderabad City Police Commissioner’s task force office Begumpet in 2005. He was in regular touch with Pakistani ISI-LeT handlers.

The three accused-- Farhatullah Ghori, Siddique Bin Osman and Abdul Majeed all natives of Hyderabad city absconded as they were wanted in several terror cases and finally settled in Pakistan and now working under the aegis of ISI.

In the past, they recruited local youth and radicalised them and got executed terror attacks such as blast near Saibaba Temple Dilsukhnagar in 2002, bus blast at Ghatkopar in , Mumbai suicide attack on Task Force office, Begumpet in 2005. They also attempted to cause blasts near Ganesh Temple, Secunderabad in 2004.

Adul Zahed in his confession has revealed that Farhatulla Ghori, Siddique Bin Osman and Majeed revived their contacts with him and they motivated and financed Zahed to recruit and carryout out terror attacks in Hyderabad again. At the behest of Pakistan based handlers Zahed recruited Samiuddin and Maaz Hasan.

During search four hand grenades were recovered from them which Zahed had received from his Pakistan based handlers. He was planning to hurl these hand grenades targeting public gatherings through his group members, thereby causing terror and communal tension in the city.

Hyderabad city Police collected precise information about the clandestine activities of this group and foiled their plans with their timely arrest, the statement added.