Bangalore: The Bangalore Police who claims to have busted a terror module said that the student arrested from Hyderabad was planning to kill a Hindu leader in Hyderabad and two corporators. "One more suspect Obaidulla Rehman, age 21, has been arrested from Hyderabad. He along with others conspired to kill two corporators and one Hindu leader in Hyderabad," Bangalore Police Commissioner Jyoti Prakash Mirji said.
He also said that the police have evidence to believe that the terror suspects were being handled from Saudi Arabia. "The conspirators are believed to be in Saudi Arabia. It's a sensitive issue, we have to be very careful, the information we get has to be verified first and we have to get evidence," Mirji said.
Reacting to the suspects' families reactions, Mirji said, "Their parents may not be believing, no parents believe their children can go to that extent."
The Karnataka terror probe has now turned out to be a multi-state affair with arrests from Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. Sources in the Maharashtra ATS claim that four suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists were arrested on Friday in Nanded. Sources also say that these arrests are related to the 12 arrests made so far in the Karnataka terror crackdown.
Meanwhile, the Bangalore Police also arrested a student from Hyderabad on Friday evening in connection with the 11 arrests that were made on Thursday in Bangalore. The 26-year old has been identified as Obaid Rehman and has been taken to Bangalore for further investigation.
The Bangalore Police on Thursday claimed to have busted a terror module. The police arrested 11 people, including a journalist with a popular English daily and a DRDO engineer for having terror links.