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Bangalore terror link puts IISc attack under scanner


Deepa Balakrishnan,CNN-IBN
Jul 10, 2007 at 11:03am IST

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Bangalore: December 2005: An attack at a professors' conference in the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) leaves one professor dead and a grenade that did not detonate.

A few days later, the Bangalore police releases the sketch of the suspected terrorist behind the attack, a man who's been untraceable so far, though at least 17 others have been detained or questioned till now in the case.

Until now, the Bangalore police had assumed that the IISc attacker was someone who's come from North India or another country and has gone back because they were sure there was no local module of terrorists.

But Kafeel Ahmed's story proves at least one person with such modules and it indicates that the unsolved IISc attack has a local hand.

“A number of teams are unearthing the network in India and Bangalore city in particular,” said the Bangalore Police Commissioner, N Achuta Rao.

The fact that Kafeel was in Bangalore as late as May 2007 brings the fear of a sleeper cell closer home.

“We have been conducting investigations on IISc and our enquiries about him as part of that investigation. The disks if it is any use for it, we have seized it,” said Rao.

The disks in question are the hard disk and CDs seized from Kafeel's home.

Now, security is being reviewed across the state after the UK revelations.

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