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Terrorism related incidents in Karnataka since 2008

2017

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

January 17

Bengaluru

A city civil court in Bengaluru issued a body warrant for Yasin Bhatkal, who has been sentenced to death for the Hyderabad blasts case, in connection with the ongoing M. Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case (April 17, 2010). Yasin, touted as the mastermind behind IM, has to be produced before the court on February 4. The warrant was issued based on an application filed by Special Public Prosecutor C.A. Ravindran on behalf of Central Crime Branch sleuths attached to Bengaluru City Police.

Non-violent
2 January 27

Bangalore

The RPF of Bangalore Railway Division arrested a Naxal, in connection to derail the Chalukya Express on December last year in Tamil Nadu, at Bengaluru District of Karnataka. The Naxal has now been handed over to the Q branch of the Tamil Nadu Police. He has confessed to being part of a Naxal outfit based in Kerala.

Non-violent
3 February 22 Dharwad / Karnataka

Police arrested two men from Dharwad (Karnataka), for alleged involvement in circulating INR 6, 84,500 FICN. Police seized fake currency notes, from them in old INR 500 and INR 1000 denomination.

Non-violent
4 April 10 Dakshina Kannada

A trial court in the Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka convicted three persons for supporting the early operations of IM, and acquitted four who were on the periphery of the group's support system in the state. Among the acquitted is Maulana Shabbir Gangolli alias Shabbir Bhatkal alias Hussain Shabbir Meheruddin Gangolli. The 34-year-old was arrested in 2008 on suspicion of being a mentor for members of IM.

Non-violent
5 April 12 Dakshina Kannada

Three operatives of IM, who were convicted on charges of terrorism and manufacturing explosive devices on April 10, were, sentenced to life imprisonment by a trial court in the coastal Karnataka region of Mangaluru. The third additional district and sessions judge at the trial court, S H Pushpanjali Devi, sentenced Sayyed Mohammed Naushad (33), Ahmed Bava (41), and Fakeer Ahmad Bava (44), all residents of the Dakshina Kannada on charges of terrorism, preparation of bombs and criminal conspiracy.

Statement
6 March 14 Bengaluru

Arrested for alleged involvement in the October 2016 murder of an RSS worker in Bengaluru (Karnataka), Asim Shariff, leader of the District chapter of social and political organisation PFI, was associated with members of terror groups such as IM and Al Ummah, the NIA has alleged. The probe agency made its contentions while arguing in a plea filed by Shariff in Karnataka High Court. Shariff has questioned the invoking of provisions of UAPA, 1967, against him for the murder of RSS leader R Rudresh, and the suo motu decision of the UMHA to ask the NIA to probe the case. In the course of arguments, the UMHA and NIA have stated that provisions of UAPA are applicable in the case since it involves issues of national security.

Non-violent
7 May 10 Gulbarga

A special judge of the NIA framed charges against suspected Islamic State (IS) sympathiser Mohammed Sirajuddin. In July 2016, the NIA filed a charge-sheet against Sirajuddin on the allegations that he has been promoting ideology of the IS. Sirajuddin, who is a resident of Gulbarga, Karnataka, was working with the Indian Oil Corporation when he was arrested by the Rajasthan ATS on charges of recruiting for the IS on December 10, 2015. An FIR was registered against him for promoting the ideology of the terror outfit. The ATS had claimed that Sirajuddin had been propagating 'IS ideology' using social media platforms like Facebook, WhatsApp and Telegram, and instigating Muslim boys and girls to join the terrorist organisation.

Non-violent
8 May 25

Bengaluru

NIA has filed the chargesheet against three men from Tamil Nadu belonging to Base Movement, an alleged terror group, before a special court in Bengaluru for triggering an explosion in court premise in Mysuru on August 1, 2016. According to a press release from NIA, the agency arrested five people and chargesheets were filed against N. Abbas Ali, 28, 'founder' of Base Movement, of Madurai, Samsun Karim Raja, 23 of Madurai, and Dawood Sulaiman, 23, of Palavakkam, Chennai.

Non-violent
9 May 31

Mysuru

A charge-sheet filed by NIA last week against Base Movement, a terror outfit that owed allegiance to al Qaeda, said that the outfit carried out five blasts in court premises in south India last year to avenge the killing of HM leader Burhan Wani by Indian SFs, encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan in Gujarat, hanging of Yakub Memon and killing of eight alleged SIMI terrorists in Madhya Pradesh last year.

NIA said in its chargesheet that the September 12, 2016 blast at Nellore court (Andhra Pradesh) was carried out by the outfit to avenge the "mental agony" suffered by Kashmiri Muslims for about two months when Section 144 (prohibitory orders by the government) was imposed in parts of the valley following the killing of Burhan Wani.

It said that the outfit carried out the August 1, 2016 Mysuru court (Karnataka) blast to avenge the hanging of 1993 Mumbai serial blast accused Yakub Memon and killing of eight alleged SIMI terrorists by Madhya Pradesh Police.

Similarly, Base Movement carried out the June 15 blast at Kollam court (Kerala) to avenge the encounter killing of Ishrat Jahan in Gujarat. They also wanted to avenge lynching of Mohammad Akhlaq in Noida (Uttar Pradesh).

According to the NIA chargesheet, the members of the outfit also felt that Muslims lodged in jail were being ill-treated and courts were handing them a raw deal. The chargesheet has been filed against Nainar Abbas Ali, Dawood Sulaiman and Samsun Karim Raja on May 24. Abbas and Sulaiman formed the outfit on January 26, 2015 at Madurai. Two members of the outfit, S Shamsudheen and Mohammad Ayub, are yet to be chargesheeted.

Non-violent
10 June 15 Karnataka

Mohammad Shafi Armar alias Yousuf-al Hindi, has been designated as a SDGT by the US Department of State. Armar is responsible for forming several Islamic State (IS) affiliated groups in India in the last three years. It is suspected that Shafi was in touch with at least 600-700 Indian youngsters on closed Facebook groups.

He formed Junood al Khalifa e Hind (JKH), in which more than 50 Indian youngsters were recruited. Shafi has reportedly become an important ally of IS 'chief' Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and deputies in establishing the outfit in India. The US move not only verifies the identity and existence of the elusive IS India head but also clears rumours about his death in Syria. This also indicates that the report of his proximity with IS chief Abu Bakr al Baghdadi could well be true.

The department of state has said that it had designated Mohammad Shafi Armar, Oussama Ahmad Atar and Mohammed Isa Yousif Saqar Al Binali as SDGTs under Section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224, which imposes sanctions on foreign persons determined to have committed, or pose a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of US nationals, or the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.

Non-violent
11 July 26 Karnataka

The ED has been successful in getting a Pakistani-origin terrorist, Mohammad Koya, convicted by a city court in Karnataka under the PMLA. A sessions judge in Karnataka convicted the accused Koya under PMLA and sentenced him to seven years' rigorous imprisonment and a fine of INR 10,000. The court has also upheld the confiscation of INR 90,470 recovered from him. The case dates back to 2006 when two persons were arrested by a police patrol team in Mysore based on an intelligence input that certain terrorists from Pakistan were planning terror acts in the city.

Non-violent
12 July 27 Bengaluru

NIA court sentenced an Islamic State (IS) operative from Bengaluru to five years in jail. Special judge Virender Singh also imposed a fine of INR 5,000 on Abid Khan alias Abu Mohammad. Khan, who was living in a church in Banjar area of Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh using the fake name of Paul C Neo, was arrested by an NIA team in December 2016. He was on NIA's radar and according to the prosecution, he confessed that he was working with a sleeper cell of the IS and also gave crucial information. Khan, who knows six languages, fully cooperated with the NIA and also revealed that he planned to meet his friend in Indonesia and later go to Syria though the plan did not mature as he did not have sufficient money, it said. He has been sent to Kanda Jail though he has requested that he be transferred to Karnataka as his parents are aged.

Non-violent
13 October 13

Karnataka

The ED said it has attached assets worth INR 5,00,000 in Karnataka in connection with a money laundering probe in a terror financing case involving IM. The central probe agency said the attachment, issued under the provisions of the PMLA, includes a residential property in Mangalore "belonging to the persons involved in terror financing" who were also "linked" to a Pakistani.

The ED said that a person named Dheeraj Sao got cash deposits in his bank accounts from various parts of the country for a commission. "After keeping his commission, he (Sao) used to transfer the remaining amounts to bank accounts of persons associated with terror outfit Indian Mujahideen such as Zubair Hussain, Aysha Banu, Raju Khan and others," it alleged.

The agency said it tracked the crime money and found that Banu and Hussain had acquired a residential property at Panjimogeru in Karnataka's Mangalore. "All the accused were linked to Pakistani national Khalid and as per his directions had opened accounts in various banks to receive money and transfer the same to members of terrorist outfit IM after deducting their commission...In all these accounts, mostly cash money had been deposited by unknown persons from various locations in India other than the home branch and the cash deposits were withdrawn immediately through ATMs and used for terror activities," the ED said.

Non-violent

2016

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Place

Incident

Nature

1

January 6

Bengaluru

NIA arrested a suspected al Qaeda terrorist, identified as Maulana Anzar Shah from Bengaluru in Karnataka. According to sources, Anzar Shah was a Muslim cleric in Banshankari for the last four years. Report has quoted sources as saying that the man was planning to carry out a series of terror strikes in the country. "The aim of the group was to attack some prominent leaders along with the crowded and tourist places," it added.

Non-violent
2 January 13

Bengaluru

The NIA released video footage of a person suspected to have planted a bomb on December 28, 2014 at Church Street in Bengaluru. In an effort to gather clues regarding the suspect, the NIA studied cameras located all around Church Street and MG Road in Bengaluru and mapped the suspect's movement in the run-up to the blast. The NIA has now sought help from the public in identifying the suspect and has announced a reward of INR 5,00,000 for information leading to the suspect's arrest.

The NIA has now come to the conclusion that the suspect walked around Church Street thrice before planting the device at Coconut Groove. The suspect is captured walking up to the metro station across M G Road, before returning to Church Street to plant the device. Investigators believe that the device was initially carried in the shoulder bag before being removed and placed on the street.

Non-violent
3 January 15

Bengaluru

The High Court in Bengaluru rejected the bail application of Shabeer Bhatkal, an aide of IM co-founder, Riyaz Bhatkal. Shabeer has been in judicial custody since 2009 after he was arrested by the Ullal Police in Dakshina Kannada District for his association with Riyaz in some of the terror-related activities. Shabeer has been booked under Sections 120(B), 121, 122, 123, 153A, 212, 420, 468, 471 of the IPC and Sections 10, 11, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21 of UAPA and Sections 9(B) of Explosive Act and Section 5 and 6 of Indian Explosive Substance Act and Sections 3 and 4 of the Arms Act.

Non-violent
4 January 22

Mangalore

NIA arrested one suspect, Najmul Huda alias Majnu (25) resident of Mangalore, Karnataka.

Non-violent
5 January 22

Bengaluru

NIA arrested one suspect Mohammed Afzal alias Abu Mariyam alias Yasir, (35) resident of Bengaluru.

Non-violent
6 January 23

Tumkur

NIA arrested one suspect, Syed Mujahid (33) resident of Tumkur.

Non-violent
7 January 23

Bengaluru

NIA arrested three suspects, Asif Ali alias Arman Saani (21), Suhail Ahmed alias Sohail alias Hafes Saab (23), and Muhammad Abdul Ahad alias Bade Amir alias Sulaiman (46) residents of Bengaluru.

Non-violent
8 January 28

Bengaluru

Hyderabad Police arrested the absconding alleged IM operative, Mohamed Rafeeq, alias Alam Jeb Afridi, a native of Ahmedabad, from Bengaluru. He was handed over to the NIA for further interrogation. Sources in Ahmedabad crime branch said Afridi had confessed to NIA about his role in the serial blasts that rocked the city on July 26, 2008. Around 56 people were killed and more than 200 were injured in the blasts, which took place at 18 places in Ahmedabad. "Afridi reportedly told NIA officials that he held a series of meetings with hardcore SIMI terrorists. He was also at the terror training camps at Waghamon and Halol," said a crime branch official.

Rafeeq was being interrogated by the Telangana Police in connection with a blast in Ahmedabad when his alleged role in the Church Street blast on December 28, 2014 came to light. A statement from the NIA said Rafeeq had planted an IED outside Coconut Grove restaurant in Church Street on December 28, 2014. "During interrogation, Rafeeq confessed he wanted to plant a bomb inside the restaurant, but was deterred by the presence of staff, and so he planted it near the wall," the statement said. Rafeeq was acting at the behest of a handler who had told him about the probable visit of an Israeli delegation to the restaurant for dinner that night. The explosion claimed the life of a woman from Chennai visiting Bengaluru.

Non-violent
9 February 1

Church Street

Mohammed Rafeeq, alias Jaweed alias Alam Jeb Afridi, prime suspect arrested in the December 28, 2014 Church Street blast case, told officials that he assembled the explosive in his house in Vinayakanagar, Parappana Agrahara, southeast Bengaluru, sources privy to the probe said. "The parts reached Afridi in different consignments from Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. We aren't sure whether Afridi himself fixed the timer on to the explosive or someone else helped him," sources said. After assembling the device, Afridi rode to MG Road on his motorcycle, parked it on Residency Road and walked to MG Road via Brigade Road, sources said.

Before entering Church Street, Afridi walked to Anil Kumble Circle on MG Road and entered Church Street from St Mark's Road. "Afridi stood near a commercial game shop, a few metres away from Coconut Grove. But the presence of security guards and drivers forced him to walk away. Otherwise, his original plan was to plant the explosive beneath a vehicle or inside a busy shopping mall," the sources said. "He carried the bomb in a backpack and reached Church Street around 6pm. He walked thrice in front of Coconut Grove and finally, acting like he was waiting for an autorickshaw, he placed the bag next to the restaurant compound wall and walked away silently," sources added.

Non-violent
10 February 2

Karnataka

Karnataka's coastal town of Bhatkal, once known as recruiting ground for IM, is now being seen in the security establishment to be emerging as a possible incubator of the Islamic State's (IS) Indian terror module after a string of arrests from the town and nearby areas in Karnataka. Shafi Armar, who, intelligence agencies say is the main recruiter of Indian men lured to the IS ideology, also belongs to Bhatkal where he was born and lived with his two brothers, before leaving India in 2009. "All the arrested suspected terrorists having links with Bhatkal are being quizzed to ascertain their role in the module. Interrogators are also trying to find out the exact number of people recruited from the town," the sources said. The sources privy to the investigation, however, said that the arrested IS suspects were not only asked to target Bhatkal to recruit members but to seek sympathisers across India for which they had organised several meetings in Lucknow, Mumbai, Mangalore, Tumkur (in Karnataka), Haridwar and Hyderabad. Another official, said that the main India-module recruiter of IS has been targeting his former IM aides who belong to Bhatkal and nearby towns in Karnataka.

Non-violent
11 February 5

Hassan District

Police arrested five persons, all natives of Kerala, on the charge of involvement in the circulation of FICN and printing of fake educational certificates in Hassan District of Karnataka. The Police suspect that the arrested must be part of a larger group operating in Karnataka and Kerala. Police gave the names of the arrested as Gopalakrishnan, Babu Chand Pasha, alias Babu Jan, Joman, Rajakumar and Usha Rani. Police had seized about 100 items, including two fake currency notes of INR 500 denomination, a car, printing equipment and fake certificates.

Non-violent
12 February 24

Bengaluru

A special court in Bengaluru has issued a NBW against a Saudi Arabia-based Indian doctor, Dr Sabeel Ahmed (33), in connection with a 2012 plot to recruit Indian youths for alleged terrorist activities. The NBW was issued after a request by the NIA. In 2007, Dr Sabeel was deported to India from the UK after his brother Kafeel Ahmed was found to be involved in the Glasgow airport terror attack. On the basis of the NBW, the NIA will now seek an Interpol red corner notice for the arrest of Dr Sabeel, who is said to be working at the King Fahd Hospital in Saudi Arabia.

Non-violent
13 March 7

Karnataka

A team of the NIA is in Karnataka to get further details regarding a case relating to a blast at Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh. A gang of five operatives of the SIMI had broken out of the Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh in 2013. While two were killed in an encounter at Telangana recently, three others were nabbed in Odisha last month. The NIA has been questioning the trio since the past week and had found that they had stayed in Karnataka for a considerable amount of time. It was found that they had taken up accommodation in towns such as Yadgir, Dharwad and Hospet. Further it was also found that these persons were staying in Karnataka when they planned the robbery at Karimnagar in Telangana.

Non-violent
14 April 5

Karnataka

A suspected Indian IS recruit, identified as Ismail Abdul Rauf was intercepted and arrested at the Pune airport as he was about to board a flight to Dubai. Under the watch of intelligence agencies for sometime, a lookout circular was issued for Ismail Abdul Rauf, a resident of Bhatkal in Karnataka to ensure he does not leave the country.

Non-violent
15 April 30

Bhatkal

An Indian Islamic State (IS) fighter, who was reportedly killed in Afghanistan while fighting for the group in 2014, has become the new poster boy for the terror outfit as it looks to lure more youth from the country. In a new video released by the IS features Indian terrorist Anwar Hussain saying, "Jihad is our duty. For this we (jihadists) have come from several parts of the world. Despite this, Allah ensured good food for all of us. We got best of best food and friends here. In this fight Allah has given us all those things, which one cannot get, even being rich." Intelligence Agencies believe the video is a propaganda technique to revive the recruitment drive as the attraction for the global jihadi outfit has been reducing among Indian Muslim youth.

Anwar Hussain (39) a resident of Bhatkal town in Karnataka was a van driver. "No one has provoked me nor did anyone force me. I have come here at my will," Hussain said in the video. This happens to be his final message before he was killed in Afghanistan. The YouTube video features a man purported to be Hussain speaking on his reasons for migrating from India to Dubai and thereon to Afghanistan for the cause of jihad and carries statements of men said to be his fellow commanders who recall how he died fighting but not before killing seven men of the "enemy". According to agencies, teams of Indians are undergoing terror training in Afghanistan from where they will be sent to Syria and Iraq.

Non-violent
16 May 9

Bhatkal

Zainul Abedin was brought to Bhatkal amid tight security. The action follows after he admitted to storing a bomb at his home at Sultan Street in Bhatkal. Zainul allegedly worked as an explosive expert for the terror outfit IM. On April 25, 2016 he was deported to India by Saudi Arabia for his alleged links with the IM. He was arrested at Mumbai airport the same day. Zainul, who was in the hiding in Saudi Arabia on the pretext of working there, was allegedly involved in at least nine bomb blasts in various parts of the country, including Bengaluru (Karnataka) and Pune (Maharashtra). After giving Indian agencies the slip last year (2015), he escaped to Saudi Arabia. Before being deported to India, he was jailed in Saudi Arabia for six months for alleged terror links.

Non-violent
17 May 15

Bhatkal

Shafi Armar alias Yusuf al-Hindi, key Islamic State (IS) recruiter, a native of Bhatkal in Karnataka, who was reportedly killed in a US air strike, is alive and looking for new recruits, sources in multiple counter-terror organisations have confirmed. "Some social media platforms announced Armar's death, but as per our information, he is still communicating with prospective recruits who are under the scanner of security agencies for showing jehadi tendencies," said a senior officer with a central counter-terror group.

Non-violent
18 May 29

Bengaluru

A key accused in the Bengaluru serial blasts of July 25, 2008, K P Sabeer alias Mohammed Sabeer alias Ayub is living in Peshawar, KP Pakistan, investigations by the NIA and the Kerala Police have revealed. Sabeer, allegedly linked to the LeT, had fallen off the radar of investigating agencies after fleeing India on a fake passport in November 2008. He was also the 'former president' of SIMI in Kerala.

His whereabouts have reportedly emerged now following investigations around K A Anoop, an alleged associate of Sabeer who was deported from the UAE in April, 2016. The NIA had arrested Anoop on April 8, 2016, after he was detained on his arrival at IGI Airport, New Delhi in connection with the September 2005 Kalamassery (Kochi) bus-burning case. Sources familiar with the investigations claimed the two were in touch and that analysis of Anoop's Dubai phone call records has revealed a number linked to Sabeer. "He has been trying to take his wife to Pakistan and has been offering 100,000 dirhams to obtain travel documents for her. This is the first time in many years that some information has emerged about Sabeer," said sources.

Non-violent
19 June 5

Karnataka

Wife of IOCL manager-turned Islamic State (IS) propagandist and recruiter Mohammed Sirajuddin has testified against his terror activities in the virtual world, which were primarily focused on finding easy targets and radicalising them. The NIA sources said Siraj, an engineering post graduate, who was working as assistant manager in IOCL, Jaipur, Rajasthan had told his wife about his plan to migrate to Syria.

Siraj, was also in touch with Tanjavur's (Tamil Nadu) IS recruit Mohammed Naser who was arrested by the NIA after deportation from Sudan in 2015 The NIA recently filed a chargesheet against Naser, incorporating statement of his father, who turned a witness in the case. A self-radicalised supporter of terrorism, Siraj had wide overseas connection and his targets included vulnerable women. One such girl Amina, based in UAE, was drawn into extremist ideology by Siraj, who wanted to marry her and take her to Syria along with his first wife.

Non-violent
20 June 19 Belgam

Gujarat ATS arrested a suspected SIMI operative, Nasir Rangrez, wanted in the July 26, 2008 serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, from Khade Bazar Road of Belgam in Karnataka. According to officials who arrested Rangrez, he was part of larger conspiracy, hatched by terror outfits IM and SIMI, to spread terror in Gujarat to avenge the killings of Muslims during post-Godhra riots. "Before carrying out the blasts in the city, Rangrez along with many other accused associated with SIMI and IM recruited Muslim men to take revenge of riots and provided them training at Pavagadh in Gujarat, Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh and Waghamon in Kerala," official statement said.

Non-violent
21 July 7

Dakshina Kannada District

Rakesh alias Altaf, who hails from Ullal of Dakshina Kannada District, and is active in underworld activities in the coastal belt, had come into contact with D-Company and became its recruitment agent in Karnataka. He changed his name to Rakesh to shield himself from action in subversive activities, the police have said. Police city crime branch investigation at Bengaluru has revealed that Altaf worked to plan murders of Hindu leaders in Karnataka and start communal riots with help of volunteers who were recruited by him. A few days back, Red Corner Notice (RCN) for his arrest was issued through the Interpol. Although there is information that Altaf is hiding somewhere in Dubai and many associates of this fugitive were questioned, his hideout could not be traced, police sources said.

The Police also found that Altaf had recruited several persons and got them introduced to Chhota Shakeel. Dawood gang also provided arms and cash amounting to INR 25,00,000 for murdering Hindu leaders in Karnataka over the last several years through Chhota Shakeel.

Non-violent
22 July 8

Bengaluru

Alamzeb Afridi, a resident of Juhapura in Ahmedabad, carried out the first Islamic State (IS)-sponsored terror attacks in the country, say Gujarat Police. The first attack on the Israel Information Centre in Bengaluru was a failure as it could cause only a small fire. But the second attack on Coconut Restaurant at Church Street in Bengaluru, carried out in December 2014 killed a woman. Afridi is also an accused in the 2008 serial blasts case of Ahmedabad.

The terror accused had been absconding for eight years when he was arrested by Andhra Pradesh Police's 'counter-intelligence cell' (CIC) in January 2016 . He was later arrested on transfer warrant by Ahmedabad crime branch in the July 2008 serial blasts case. According to officials of the Ahmedabad Crime Branch, Afridi stated during interrogation that Shafi Armar, an IS operative believed to have been killed in Syria during a US drone strike, had later asked him to carry out attacks on Jewish people in Bengaluru. Gujarat Police officials said it is believed that Armar had recruited many youths, including Afridi, to carry out terror attacks for IS as and when directed.

Non-violent
23 July 25

Bhatkal

The NIA filed a charge sheet against three accused, Sheikh Azhar ul Islam (24), Adnan Hassan (36) and Mohammed Farhan Sheik (25), who were deported from the UAE for their alleged Islamic State (IS) link. The agency claimed the trio was conspiring to carry out terror strikes across India and other countries. While Islam is resident of Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir, Hassan is a resident of Bhatkal, Karnataka and Mohammad Farhan Shaikh is from Mumbra, Maharshtra.

Non-violent
24 July 25

Church Street

The NIA filed a chargesheet against Alam Zeb Afridi alias Mohammes Rafiq for his involvement in the Church Street (Bangalore) blast case which took place on December 28, 2014. In their statement, the NIA has said that the accused confessed to his involvement in preparing the IED and placing it near the restaurant called Coconut Grove on Church Street in the central business district of Bangalore. In his confession to the NIA, Afridi said that his primary target was a group of Israeli tourists who were to dine at the restaurant. But the IED blast took place earlier than expected.

Afridi, the NIA officials claimed was part of the SIMI and was an accused in a case for organising SIMI meetings in Vagamon, Kerala. During that time, he was declared an absconder with INR 3,00,000 bounty on his head. He was also known to be very close to several top SIMI leaders. The NIA will continue its investigation to find out who Afridi's handlers were and how they went about guiding him to prepare and place the IED.

Non-violent
25 August 1

Mysuru

Two persons suffered injury in an IED explosion at a public toilet in a court complex in Mysuru (Karnataka). The blast that occurred around 4.15 pm. The toilet is located behind the court building. Court proceedings were on when the incident occurred and advocates, judges and other staff rushed out of the complex on hearing the explosion. Sources said the IED was kept in a metal container. The IED and the modus operandi were similar to blasts at a court complex in Chittoor on April 7 and at a court complex in Kollam on June 15, sources said.

Violent
26 August 3

Mysuru

The low intensity blast that had exploded on August 1 in the public toilet of the Principal District Judge Court in Mysuru was reportedly the handiwork of a "professional" terror group, confirmed investigating agencies. "The manner in which the IED was assembled shows skilled hands and expertise. The IED comprising a mixture of potassium chlorate and gunpowder was reportedly packed in a three-litre pressure cooker of 'Murugan' brand and was triggered by a battery-powered timer device. Only the circuit of the device was found by the visiting forensic team," said an official source.

Non-violent
27 August 8

Karnataka

SIO of Karnataka chapter will launch an online and offline battle against terrorism to motivate youth to be moderate and stay away from extremism. In an effort to oppose terrorism, the SIO Karnataka chapter has not only launched an online campaign, but also has planned a regional conference in Mangaluru on the eve of Independence Day. #BeModerateSayNoToExtremism - the hash tag created by SIO went viral on social networking sites, discouraging youth who are attracted towards terrorism. 'Be moderate and say no to extremists' and 'Balanced thoughts for constructive society' are the two major topics that will be deliberated by Islamic leaders during a regional conference to be organized by SIO, at Town Hall on August 14.

SKSM has launched another campaign in masjids (mosque) through handbills against Islamic State (IS). SKSM has pasted these handbills in most of the masjids (mosque), under the organization in Mangaluru.

Non-violent
28 September 16 Bengaluru and Hubballi

The NIA special court sentenced all 13 accused who had plotted to kill politicians, Police officers and journalists, to five years' imprisonment, besides levying a fine. The accused, who have been charged under several sections of the IPC and UAPA, including conspiracy and being part of a terrorist gang and under Arms Act, pleaded guilty on September 15 before the NIA special court. According to sources, in 2012, the CCB sleuths received a tip off that the accused had hatched a conspiracy to kill important personalities in Bengaluru and Hubballi and disturb communal harmony.

Non-violent
29 October 5 Bangalore

A sessions court in Bangalore sentenced convicted LeT militant Bilal Ahmed Kota to life imprisonment for plotting to carry out terror attacks in the city nearly a decade ago. "Bilal Ahmed Kota alias Imran Jalal has been sentenced to life imprisonment for hatching a criminal conspiracy to attack IT firms and vital installations in Bengaluru," said sessions court Judge K. M. Hiremath. "Kota received arms training at one of the LeT jihadi camps at Muzzafarabad and operated for some time from Islamabad in Pakistan during 1995-99. Five others accused in the terror case, including three of Pakistani origin, still remain at large. He also obtained a passport on fake identity and went to Pakistan again in 2005 to receive instructions from LeT handlers to survey IT firms, the state secretariat and the city airport for terror attacks subsequently," recalled Ravindra.

On an Intelligence Bureau tip-off, the state anti-terrorism cell arrested Kota in the city on January 5, 2007 as the prime accused and recovered in a search operation an AK-47 assault rifle, 200 rounds of live ammunition and five hand grenades from his rented house at Hosapete in Ballari District in Karnataka. Five others accused in the terror case, including three of Pakistani origin, still remain at large.

Non-violent
30 December 17

Karnataka

A team of the NIA arrested a 23-year-old youth Abid Khan from a church in Banjar town in Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh for allegedly being an Islamic State (IS) sympathizer. Sources said that Khan a resident of Bengaluru (Karnataka) was living in a church for the last six months. He was staying here under a fake identity of Paul and was working as a helper. A mobile phone and a laptop were recovered from his possession. Kullu Superintendent of Police Padam Chand, confirming Khan's arrest said that it was a joint operation of NIA with Kullu Police. "Khan was planning to reach Syria via Indonesia and had recently visited Sri Lanka. We have registered against him.''

Non-violent

2015

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January 4

Bangalore / Karnataka

Police have identified visuals of six men moving suspiciously in and around the site of December 28, 2014 Church Street in Bangalore (Karnataka). The footages of the six suspicious elements were isolated after sifting through hundreds of hours of footage recovered from CCTV cameras placed by various establishments in and around Church Street.

Non-violent
2 January 6 Bangalore, Karnataka

Confirming that the December 28, 2014 Bangalore blast bore signature of July 2008 serial blasts in the city, an IB source said they are looking at the involvement of absconding terror suspects. Pointing out the IED used in the blast was not something that could be assembled by local goons or amateur activists, the source said: "The blast does have the imprint of a professional bomb-maker. It could be fugitive terror suspects with experience in triggering off similar explosions."

Non-violent
3 January 8 Bangalore, Karnataka

In a joint operation, the CCB and Karnataka's internal security division arrested three alleged IM operatives in two separate incidents and seized a huge cache of bomb-making material and communication devices. The arrests were made in Cox Town of Bengaluru, and Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada District. Announcing the arrests, Police Commissioner MN Reddi said so far no connection has been established between the trio and the December 28 explosion on Church Street. But, Police will investigate further. Reddi said around 5 kilogram of ammonium nitrate, gelatin, electrical circuits, detonators and a walkie-talkie have been seized. "Three men, Syed Ismail Afaq, 34, Saddam Hussein, 35 and Abdus Subur, 24 have been arrested. The first two were arrested from the house in Pulakeshinagar in east Bengaluru and the third person was arrested from Bhatkal town. Abdus Subur, 24 was MBA student in Bhatkal and we are yet to identify the background of the other two arrested men," Reddi added.

Non-violent
4 January 9 Bangalore, Karnataka

Three IM operatives who were arrested along with a cache of explosives and communication equipment were produced before a court in Bangaluru city and remanded in Police custody till January 21. The three operatives were arrested in a joint operation by the CCB and state internal security division on January 8 in two simultaneous raids in Cox Town east Bengaluru city and Bhatkal District.

Non-violent
5 January 10 Mangaluru, Karnataka

Two days after the arrest of three alleged IM operatives, along with a cache of explosives, the Bengaluru Police arrested another suspected IM operative, identified as Riyaz Ahmed Sayeedi (32), at the Mangalore International Airport (Mangaluru, Karnataka), just before he was to board a Dubai-bound Jet Airways flight. The arrest comes in the wake of the bomb blast on Church Street in Bengaluru on December 28, 2014. Police suspect that Sayeedi, a resident of Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada District could also be involved in some of the blast cases in different parts of the country.

Non-violent
6 January 12

Bengaluru

According to the Police officials, four suspected operatives of IM arrested recently were part of a terror module that was used to procure, fabricate and deliver deadly explosives. A top Police official said that the IM operatives transferred money through Hawala channels for funding and at least one of them attended meetings in a foreign country, where a conspiracy was hatched to manufacture and deliver deadly explosives which were probably used for blasts in different parts of the country.

Non-violent
7 January 14

Bengaluru

The NIA in its report to the Home Ministry said that a group of SIMI terror suspects who have been dodging intelligence agencies since their escape from Khandwa jail in Madhya Pradesh in October 2013 are believed to be involved in the Bengaluru Church Street bombing on December 28, 2014. The report said that the suspects, weeks before they struck at Bengaluru, had also planted an explosive in Roorkee in Haridwar District of Uttarakhand on December 6, 2014 to target BJP MLA Sangeet Som to allegedly take revenge for the Muzaffarnagar riots. In its report, the NIA has also pointed out that Shaikh Mehboob (25), Amjad (25), Mohammed Aslam (26), Mohammed Aijajuddin (30) and Zakir Hussain (32) were members of the banned SIMI and believed to be involved in the Pune Ganesh temple blast in July 10, 2014 and the Guwahati-Bengaluru express blast at Chennai in May 1, 2014. They had also attempt to create an explosive in UP's Bijnore in September 12, 2014. The NIA has based its assessment on the similarity in the explosives and detonators analysed in context of intelligence inputs.

Non-violent
8 January 16

Bengaluru

Bengaluru Police detained a fifth person in connection with its investigation into revived activities of the IM terror outfit. The detained man was identified by sources as Abdullah Shabandri, a resident of the coastal town of Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, who has been working in Bengaluru. Sources said he was an associate in the activities of four others who were arrested by the Bengaluru Police last week. "He has only been detained for questioning," Police sources said, clarifying that no fresh arrest had been made.

Non-violent
9 January 18

Bhatkal

Investigations have revealed that the four IM operatives, arrested last week from Bhatkal in Karnataka, had supplied explosives for all the bomb blasts carried out by the outfit in the country since 2008. Report said that the group, being called the 'explosives module' of IM, led by Saleem Ismael Ashfaque, was not known to any agency till now as it took explosives delivery orders directly from Riyaz Bhatkal in Pakistan. Sources said Ashfaque, known very well to Riyaz Bhatkal, used to procure ammonium nitrate used in stone quarries and mines in the Karnataka region. He is also said to have travelled to Pakistan and Saudi Arabia, said a source, adding that he must have met Riyaz Bhatkal there. An officer said Ashfaque, is a close friend of Pakistan-based Riyaz and used to take orders directly from him through phone or Nimbuzz chats, before delivering it to the operational modules run by Yasin Bhatkal. More than 70 IM members have been arrested since 2008 but nobody ever revealed the identity of the explosives supplier. The group is believed to have supplied ammonium nitrate and other related articles to operational units for the various attacks in the country since the 2008 Delhi blast.

Non-violent
10 January 19

Bengaluru

More than three weeks after the IED blast in Bengaluru in Karnataka on December 28, 2014 that claimed the life of a woman and injured three others, Police said there is no breakthrough yet in the case and they were following the clues. Bengaluru Police Commissioner M N Reddi said that "...... I can only say that there is no breakthrough in the investigation till now, but investigation is being carried out very actively and constructively".

Non-violent
11 January 19

Karnataka

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah and Home Minister K J George assured a delegation of citizens from the coastal Karnataka town of Bhatkal that the Bangalore Police had not framed any innocent person from the town in a terrorism probe against the IM.

Statement
12 January 21

Bengaluru

A Bengaluru city court extended the police custody of four terror suspects arrested recently in Bengaluru and Bhatkal (Karnataka) till February 3. They are suspected to be part of a prominent explosives' module of the IM. DCP Crime (Bengaluru) Abhishek Goyal in a tweet said that "Court has extended the Police custody of Aafaaque, Abdus Saboor, Riyas Syeedi & Saddam Hussain up to February 3, 2015 in IM Explosive Seizure case."

Non-violent
13 January 29

Madenahalli village in Honnali taluk of Davangere District

A team of Davangere District Police arrested Mohammed Falbar Hussein, wanted in bomb blast cases in Assam and West Bengal, from Madenahalli village in Honnali taluk of Davangere District in Karnataka. A local court has remanded him in judicial custody. Police said he has been sent to the sub-jail in Davangere. Sources said that Hussein is a suspected operative of JMB, the outfit behind the October 2, 2014 Bardhaman blast. He was staying in Honnali for the past one month, working as a truck driver.

Non-violent
14 February 1

Mysuru

Two people, Narayan Barik and Sidharshan Barik from Odisha were arrested at the morning market off Vani Vilas Road in Mysuru (Karnataka) for circulating FICN of INR 500 denominations. The duo was exchanging FICN by buying vegetables for less than INR 20-30.

Non-violent
15 January 31

Bengaluru

Nine persons from Bengaluru, who arrived in Istanbul (Turkey) on December 24, 2014, have been deported by Turkish authorities after they were allegedly caught trying to cross over to Syria to join the terror outfit IS. The group is being questioned by Bengaluru Police and central agencies after they arrived at the Kempegowda International Airport (KIA). According to Police, they went to Istanbul from Bengaluru on tourist visas on December 24, 2014, and were sent back by the Turkish authorities on January 30, 2015. Among those sent back from Turkey are engineers Ibrahim Nowfal, 24, from Hassan and Javeed Baba, 24, from Khammam District, Telangana. The remaining seven belonged to a family from Chennai - Muhammed Abdul Ahad, 46, his wife and their five children. Police said Ahad has done masters in computer science from Kennedy-Western University, California, US, and worked in the US for more than ten years.

Non-violent
16 February 2

Mangaluru

In a major step at augmenting coastal security in the backdrop of the 26/11 attack on Mumbai, ICG is planning to base an AOPV at NMP at Panambur in Mangaluru, Karnataka. Coast Guard authorities will base this vessel once the New Mangalore Port Trust allots a dedicated berth to it at the port. Coast Guard has sought 180m of waterfront and one acre of land abutting the waterfront for this jetty. The waterfront is right at the harbour edge on the western docks of the port. Dedicated jetty will add to operational readiness of the Coast Guard in Karnataka and neighbouring Goa and up to Lakshadweep off Kerala.

Non-violent
17 February 3

Bengaluru

A special court in Bengaluru (Karnataka) extended the Police custody of two persons, accused of supplying explosives to the IM terror outfit, by two days. The main accused in the explosives supply chain, Syed Ismail Afaque, a homeopathy doctor from the coastal Karnataka town of Bhatkal and his cousin Abdul Suboor were again remanded to Police custody by the court. Afaque and Suboor were arrested by the Bangalore Central Crime Branch Police on January 8 on the basis of intelligence inputs. Afaque has been identified as the main supplier of explosive material since 2010 to members of the IM for blasts in the country.

Non-violent
18 February 3

Karnataka

Karnataka Home Minister K J George informed the state assembly that 23 suspected terrorists have been arrested in the state during the last two years in different terror related cases. In a written reply to a question by a MLA, he said 18 of them had been charge sheeted and investigation was going on against five others. George said 14 suspected terrorists were arrested in 2013 which includes one each with links to HuJI and LeT, and twelve persons linked to Al Ummah. In 2014, five persons were arrested, that includes three persons with links to Al Ummah, and one each linked IM and ISIS. In 2015, till now four persons had been arrested with links to IM, the reply said. George also said that till now a total number of 29 cases are pending before the court.

Statement
19 February 4

Karnataka

Syed Ismail Afaaq, one of the terror suspects accused of setting up a local module of the banned terror outfit, the IM in Karnataka's Bhatkal District, reportedly agreed to become an "approver" in the case. This will help the Police build a case against all the accused, including the other four suspects arrested in connection with the case. Though there is no official confirmation from the Police regarding Afaaq offering to turn approver in the case, sources in the Bengaluru police indicate that he had given his consent to cooperate. Sources in the Bengaluru Police said: "Afaaq has agreed to become an approver in the case by revealing details of the IM module and all the sleeper cells in Karnataka. He took this decision after meeting his family members in jail. This will make our case stronger." He is expected to submit a letter in this context to the court, which is hearing the matter.

Non-violent
20 February 7 Karnataka

Mafia don Bannanje Raja, a close associate of Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Rajan, was reportedly arrested in the Moroccan city of Casablanca. The Police in Karnataka, however, had no information about Raja's arrest. The CBI had earlier notified the Interpol to issue a RCN against Raja, who has 48 criminal cases against him in Karnataka.

Non-violent
21 February 16 Bengaluru

Police Commissioner M N Reddi said his teams have identified two terror outfits behind the December 28, 2014 blast of Bengaluru in Karnataka. Reddy said the blast was the handiwork of sleeping cells from two neighbouring states. Sources said one sleeper cell from Tamil Nadu and another from Andhra Pradesh had joined hands to plot and execute the blast. "The teams are working outside Karnataka. Developments were reviewed at the weekly meeting," he said. "The special teams are concentrating on collecting material evidence. They haven't used mobile phones or any other mode of electronic communication. The blast material is almost similar to the one used in the explosion outside the state BJP headquarters in Malleswaram in April 2013," sources said. Police had a tough time cracking the case as there was no eyewitness accounts and CCTV footage from the site.

Statement
22 February 26

Bengaluru

A special Police team arrested two suspected IM operatives, Haider Ali alias Black Beauty and Numan Ansari for alleged involvement in the December 28, 2014 Church Street blast in Bengaluru. They were picked up from Patna jail (Bihar) and are being brought to Bengaluru for further investigation. They had been jailed for their alleged role in the Hunkar Rally blast which occurred in Gandhi Maidan in Patna on October 2013. Haider is suspected to be head of the Ranchi module of IM. Police claimed CCTV footages from the blast site provided them leads. After obtaining a transit warrant from Patna court, Police are bringing them to Bengaluru, AC of Police (law & order) Alok Kumar said. Five teams were formed after the blast and they went to various places to trace the culprits.

Non-violent
23 February 27

Bengaluru

The NIA special court remanded two IM operatives, Umer Siddiqui and Haider Ali alias Black Beauty, in police custody till March 7 for their interrogation in connection with the December 28, 2014 Church Street blast in Bengaluru. Sources said the Police intend to get information from them about IM/SIMI modules assigned to carry out blasts in South India. The special court directed the Bengaluru Police not to question the accused between 8 pm and 8 am. The court also directed the Police to produce the accused on March 7. A senior Police officer said Siddiqui and Ali will be flown back to Patna (Bihar) on March 10 for them to be present before the NIA special court in Patna for the next date of hearing on March 19.

Non-violent
24 March 13 Bengaluru

Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah proposed setting up of a Central Command Centre in Bengaluru to deal with acts of terror. It is expected to not only help in quick dissemination of information but also facilitate concerted action. "It will be very helpful to have a command centre. While we have to wait and see what the command centre does and how the intelligence gathering will be done, the fact that the Government has recognised terror-related activities as a concern is in itself a big and positive step. With recognition will come action," a senior Police Officer stated.

Statement
25 March 18 Mangaluru

Maharasthra Police produced seven persons accused of waging war against India for a court hearing in Mangaluru. The accused produced were Sayyed Mohammed Noushad, Ahmed Bava Aboobakkar, Mahammed Ali, Javed Ali, Mohammad Rafiq, Fakeer Ahammed and Shabir Bhatkal. They were among 13 persons arrested from various places along the coast in October 2008. According to the charge sheet filed before the jurisdictional court, the accused during a period from 2004 to 2008 with an intention to create acts of terror across India and create animosity among people of various religions and communities came together as part of a conspiracy and planned to carry out bomb blasts in the country. Ahmed Bava and Mohammed Noushad were arrested by the Mangaluru Police on charges of giving shelter to Yasin Bhatkal and Riyaz Bhatkal, Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives on August 3, 2008. However, as Ahmed Bava and Mohammed Noushad are the key accused in giving shelter to the terrorists, Mumbai Police had sought their custody.

Non-violent
26 March 26 Bangalore

The SIC in Bangalore (Karnataka) was left flabbergasted after a suspected IM terrorist named in several cases, including the 2008 Delhi serial blasts, was brought in as an RTI applicant. Terror suspect Akbar Ismail Choudhary, who is currently lodged in Arthur Road jail (Mumbai Central Prison), was escorted by Mumbai Police to Bangalore in a train to answer a summons from the SIC. Choudhary had filed an RTI application in May 2014 seeking to know the status of the case registered with Ullal Police station in Karnataka in 2008.

Non-violent
27 March 27 Bangalore

The Mumbai ATS obtained custody of two suspected IM operatives, identified as Ismail Afaque and Sadddam Hussein who are alleged to have supplied explosives for the July 13, 2011 blasts in Mumbai. A special court in Bangalore (Karnataka) handed over custody after the Mumbai ATS filed an application stating that the agency would like to question the duo. The ATS stated that Afaque and Hussein would also need to be investigated with regard to their role in the August 1, 2012, Junglee Maharaj Road blasts in Pune (Maharashtra).

Non-violent
28 March 27 Bangalore

Three months after the December 28, 2014 Church Street blast of Bangalore (Karnataka) and days after UHM Rajnath Singh wrote to the CM on the slow pace of investigation into the case, the City Police are still hoping for a breakthrough. "With no material evidence from the blast scene, it is a blind case where the investigation is based on theories, elimination and intelligence inputs," a Police officer said. The City Police are still toying with two theories - the involvement of either the SIMI module that escaped from a Madhya Pradesh jail in 2013 or the Patna module of the IM. They are unable to eliminate either of the theories.

Non-violent
29 March 31

KG Halli / Bangalore

Police arrested six persons identified as Afroz, Sabeer Ali, Masood, Aseefulla Khan, Maheeb Ulla Khan and Syed Asifalong with FICN with a face value of INR 9,00,000 from KG Halli in Bangalore. The arrested allegedly told the Police that the FICN are manufactured in Pakistan and imported to India to be disposed of in the market. They are associates of Ishaq and Shanavaz who are lodged in Calcutta jail in West Bengal. The arrested along with a few others who are large including Aju, Aful, Muneer alias Maamu and others are said to be in touch with the duo in jail. Based on their directions, they allegedly bring FICN and dispose of them in exchange for genuine currency.

Non-violent
30 April 15 Bangalore

The CCB Police arrested a gang of three men, identified as Shameer, Syed Aun Razi and Meer Abdul Muttalib involved in an international FICN racket in Viveknagar area of Bangalore. Police also seized counterfeit currency worth INR 11,50,000 from them. "We suspect the notes were printed in Pakistan and brought to India through Thailand.

Non-violent
31 April 22

Bengaluru

UMHA suspects the SIMI members' involvement in a series of incidents in different parts of the country, including blasts at the Chennai railway station in May 2014, the explosion in Bijnor and the blast in Roorkee. It is also being suspected that the same module had carried out the blast at Bengaluru in 2014 that had left a woman dead. NIA wants all these cases shifted to the agency. UHM Rajnath Singh had written letters to the chief ministers of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka last month asking them to speed up investigations into the respective terror cases in their states.

Non-violent
32 April 30

Hubli

An additional district and sessions court in the Karnataka town of Hubli acquitted 17 Muslim youths with the "benefit of doubt" on charges of terrorism and criminal conspiracy for their association with the proscribed SIMI. However, only three of them, Yahya Kamukutty, Allah Baksh Yadawad and Syed Sadiq Sameer will walk free since the others are under trial in cases registered in other parts of India. Among the other 14 acquitted, as many as 12, including alleged senior SIMI leaders Safdar Nagori and Kamruddin Nagori, Peedical Shibly and Shaduly, Raziuddin Nasir are still facing trial in the 2007 Wagamon (Idukki District, Kerala) SIMI training camp case and the 2013 attempt to escape from the Sabarmati Jail in Gujarat.

Non-violent
33 May 8

Bengaluru

Though it is close to five months since Bengaluru Police arrested Mehdi Masroor Biswas, for allegedly tweeting on behalf of the dreaded terror network IS, they have not been able to file the charge-sheet because of various issues. According to the report, a fresh hurdle has come in the way of the police in prosecuting Mehdi because the approval from UMHA is pending. Bengaluru DCP (Crime) P. Ramesh said that "MHA's approval is mandatory for the prosecution of the accused in such cases. Once we receive it, we will file the chargesheet against Mehdi."

Non-violent
34 May 17 Bengaluru

The NIA is likely to take over the probe into December 28, 2014 IED blast at a busy road in Bengaluru (Karnataka) in which a woman was killed and another two injured. Report said that the Centre may issue a notification to this effect soon asking the NIA to carry out the probe into the incident in which suspected militants had wrapped the IED in a plastic bag and placed it in a bushy plant near a restaurant in the city. Initial leads suggested the role of banned SIMI behind the attack and NIA had provided all assistance to the state Police during the probe. However, after the blast, Karnataka Police had claimed that it had busted a terror module of banned IM and their role in the Bengaluru blast was being probed.

Non-violent
35 May 20 Bengaluru

The NIA registered a FIR in the December 28, 2014 Bengaluru Churchstreet blasts case indicating a formal takeover of the probe from Bengaluru Police. Although the Bengaluru Police probed the matter for nearly four months, there is not any worthwhile evidence that came its way. NIA officials said that "at the moment they are looking at a blind case. There are only theories available for now, but not a single scratch of evidence which could lead to a concrete conclusion. The problem is at the roots and that is the non-availability of CCTV footage".

Non-violent
36 May 22 Bengaluru

After UMHA approved its request to prosecute Mehdi Masroor Biswas, a suspected pro- Islamic State (IS) Twitter account handler, the Bengaluru Police (Karnataka) are ready to file a 28,000-page charge sheet before the designated court next week. A source in the Bengaluru Police said that "We have finally received the MHA's approval. Now, we will file the chargesheet against him next week. We have built a solid case. We had to prove how he conspired and helped the IS. Consequently, the chargesheet is one of the longest in recent times." Report also said that an additional chargesheet is also being filed after the Police found out that Biswas had appreciated the militant activities of the terrorists in J&K.

Non-violent
37 June 1

Bengaluru

Police submitted a 36,986-page long charge-sheet against suspected pro-Islamic State (IS) Twitter account handler Mehdi Masroor Biswas for waging war against India, based on his tweets on Jammu and Kashmir before the additional chief metropolitan magistrate in Bengaluru. Mehdi Biswas, suspected operator of the pro-IS Twitter account @ShamiWitness, was arrested from his Jalahalli apartment in Bengaluru on December 13, 2014, has also been charged with waging war against Asiatic powers allied with India and a host of other offenses. The charge-sheet, which names Mehdi Biswas as the only accused, comprises documentary evidence in the form of tweets and emails. Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), M Chandrashekar said that "The tweets sent by Mehdi are clear evidence of his supporting and encouraging youths to join the movement. He has provided guidance for those who wanted to join it." Police have not found any links between Mehdi Biswas and youths from Kalyan (Mumbai, Maharashtra) who allegedly joined IS, or other Indians involved with the terror outfit.

Non-violent
38 June 9 Karnataka

A recent IB report from Delhi confirmed that three youths from Karnataka, including two from Bengaluru, have died fighting for the Islamic State (IS). The report identified them as Faiz Masood of Cooke Town, Umar Subhan of Shivaji Nagar (both in Bengaluru) and Abdul Khuddus Turki of Vijayapura in north Karnataka. All three died during coalition strikes against the IS, the report stated. While Faiz left India for Qatar and subsequently Syria in September 2013, after having applied for a passport in July the same year, Umar travelled to Yemen in 2008, and later joined the IS. The report states that Faiz, after reaching Syria, joined the IS. He was one of about 12,000 recruits from 81 countries. Sources tracking the jihadis from India said Turki was also among them. According to intelligence inputs, he travelled to Saudi Arabia in July 2014 and subsequently left for Iraq to join the IS.

Non-violent
39 June 25

India

Illegal quarries have become the source of explosives for terrorist groups. A few illegal quarries in Karnataka have come under the scanner following a confession of IM operatives who have told the Police that they would easily procure explosives from such units. Prior to the carrying out the Chinnaswamy stadium blast (April 17, 2010) and the 13/7 Mumbai attacks, both Yasin Bhatkal and Assadullah Akthar had visited few quarries in Karnataka and sourced explosives that were used in the blasts. Both the Karnataka Police and the Maharashtra ATS included these submissions in their case files and the hunt to track the owners of these illegal quarries supplying explosives to terrorists is on.

Non-violent
40 July 7

Bangalore

Police arrested eight people, identified as Mohammed Zeenat Ali (23), Kalimuddin (23), Mohammed Mortaza (27), Mohammed Nazeemuddin (31), Abdul Bari (24), Munirul Islam (26), Azad Sabze (20) and Mohammed Muzaharool Haq (27), all hailing from Malda District of West Bengal in Bangalore along with FICN with denominations of INR 1,000 worth INR 3,00, 7000 and INR 500 worth INR 43,000. A team has been sent to Malda for further investigation.

Non-violent
41 August 30

Kalyan Nagar locality / Dharwad District

Kannada scholar, Malleshappa Madivalappa Kalburgi was shot dead in the morning at his residence in Kalyan Nagar locality of Dharwad District of Karnataka by two unidentified men. The Police retrieved two empty cartridges from the crime scene and said an improvised firearm with 7.65 mm caliber bullets was used in the murder. It was suspected that the right wing fundamentalist forces like Sanatan Sanstha behind the attack.

Violent
42 November 24 Bhatkal

According to investigators, Adnan Hasan Damudi, under detention in Dubai, native of Bhatkal in Karnataka for allegedly being an Islamic State (IS) propaganda agent provided funding of INR 50,000 to a youth from Hyderabad in 2014 deposited the money in the account of the sister of a Hyderabad youth, whom he was trying to attract to the IS. According to sources, investigations revealed that Damudi was allegedly "attracting youth towards IS by posing as a neo-Muslim on social media".

Indian agencies also believe Damudi is associated with operatives of the IM, who are suspected to have joined the IS. He is known to have had close links on social media with brothers Sultan and Shafi Armar from Bhatkal, allegedly associated with IM and, more recently, the IS. Sultan alias Maulana Abdul Khader was reported by IS websites to have died in Syria in March this year.

Non-violent
43 December 9 Bengaluru

A restaurant in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) run by a LeT suspect, Abu Sufiyan alias Asadullah from Hyderabad is in focus. Asadullah, who ran the establishment, was recently arrested by the NIA after he was deported from Saudi Arabia. An intelligence official said, "The place was a meeting point for several of the suspects. The restaurant is called Shaizwan Saffron Flavor." Khan was arrested at the Mumbai airport in connection with a case registered by NIA Hyderabad pertaining to a LeT conspiracy in Bengaluru (Karnataka). NIA produced the accused in court in Bengaluru.

Non-violent
44 December 21 Bengaluru

Several youth from Bengaluru are likely to come under the scanner of the NIA in connection with a plot aimed at assassinating Hindu leaders and other prominent personalities. The details of the plot have been coming to light following the questioning of Abu Sufiyan alias Assadullah Khan who was recently deported from Saudi Arabia to India. Sufiyan is a prized catch for the NIA and according to officials in the agency, he has been giving out the names of several persons including a doctor from Bengaluru who were part of the plot

Non-violent
45 December 24 Karnataka

When Karnataka Government handed over the Church Street blast (December 28, 2014) case to the NIA earlier in 2015, it was clear that the move may not yield the desired results, as the NIA was facing severe staff crunch. According to UMHA the Hyderabad bureau of the agency, which is handling two important terror cases for Karnataka, including the Church Street blast case, is facing a 20 per cent staff shortage. While the sanctioned strength for the Hyderabad bureau is 110, there are only 81 people posted at the agency. Recently, the officer responsible for investigations in Karnataka was transferred to the State Human Rights Commission. A new appointment is awaited. This short-staffed bureau is handling 11 cases already.

Non-violent
46 December 25 Bengaluru

In a joint operation, NIA?and the Bengaluru Police arrested a cadre of NSCN-K, identified as Atoshe Chopey (27) from a hotel on M G?Road in Bengaluru in Karnataka. Atoshe Chopey, a resident of Akuluto town in Zunheboto District of Nagaland, is a prime suspect in the attack that took place on AR personnel at Indira Gandhi Stadium in Kohima on March 26, 2015. 'He came to Bengaluru about six months ago as his sisters work here. He managed to get a job in a posh hotel on St Marks Road', said the Police.

Non-violent

2014

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

January 17

Bangalore

NIA court allowed the plea by Karnataka Police and remanded IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal in its custody till January 28 in connection with the blasts at the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore in April, 2010.

Non-violent
2 January 20 Bangalore

Yasin Bhatkal, IM 'India operations chief', has reportedly confessed before Bangalore Police about his involvement in many terror activities, including the blast at Chinnaswamy stadium in 2010.

Non-violent
3 April 4 Karnataka

Delhi Police said that the bombs used for setting off serial blasts at New Delhi on September 13, 2008, had been manufactured at Vittalamakki in Koppa tehshil (revenue unit) of Chikmagalur District in Karnataka.

Non-violent
4 April 8 Mangalore

A team of Delhi Police officials brought suspected IM terrorists Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas and Tehsin Akhtar alias Monu to Mangalore (Karnataka) to collect more evidence on their stay in the city.

Non-violent
5 April 8 Bangalore

Jail officials raided the high-security Parappana Agrahara central prison, Bangalore and seized FICN worth around INR 15,000 from Barrack No. 8.

Non-violent
6 May 8 Bangalore

Police sources said that the suspects who triggered the May, 1 explosions on board the Bangalore-Guwahati Express at Chennai Central railway station had a base camp near Bangalore. According to forensic investigation, the suspects took at least 15 days to prepare the explosives. The explosives used in the blasts were prepared with local material including ammonium nitrate and detonators and the blasts bore the stamp of IM, sources said.

Non-violent
7 May 14 Bangalore

A Sri Lankan national, an associate of suspected ISI agent Sakir Hussian, was arrested in Malaysia is believed to be involved in a plan to attack foreign consulates in Chennai and Bangalore, India.

Non-violent
8 May 17 Karnataka

Gujarat Police, with the help of central agencies, have unearthed a conspiracy to free terror suspects lodged in different jails of India, including Sabarmati Central Jail of Gujarat. They have tracked down a website which was operated from a server located on an island named Tokelau, south of New Zealand. This website mentions the names of terror suspects to be freed. Investigations revealed that two IM operatives and are based in Waziristan of Pakistan, are suspected of operating the website. While one hails from Bhatkal of Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, and has named himself after Mohammed Ata, the 9/11 attacker, the other is from Mumbai in Maharashtra. Both of them are in touch with their IM counterparts in India and their website invites youths from India for Jihad.

Non-violent
9 May 28 Bangalore

Tamil Nadu Police approached senior CBI officers in Delhi, to extradite from Malaysia a suspected operative of ISI, Mohammad Hossaini, who was part of a plot to carry out attacks in Chennai and Bangalore.

Non-violent
10 June 10 Karnataka

A top Delhi Police officer revealed that firearms from eastern Bihar's Munger District are the preferred choice of criminals from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Orissa, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Haryana and Bihar.

Non-violent
11 June 11 Bangalore

Terrorists backed by ISI were planning to target port, central railway station and airports in Chennai and Bangalore, as per revelations by ISI agent Mohammed Sakir Husain arrested at Chennai in April 2014.

Non-violent
12 June 17 Mangalore

Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas told investigators he stockpiled 50 digital timers for bombs in an apartment in Mangalore, which was used as an IM base to prepare for the Hyderabad attack in 2013.

Non-violent
13 June 23 Bangalore

Detectives of CID's SID are working on a detailed plan to locate and dismantle Al Umma's sleeper cells in Tamil Nadu. The plan is based on revelations by Al Umma operatives 'Police' S Fakrudeen, Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik. Information gathered from them during interrogation by a team of SID investigators in Bangalore, where they are being held in Police custody, has worried senior officers. An officer said Al Umma's network in the state was wider and their members more entrenched than police earlier believed. The trio is in the custody of the Bangalore Police in connection with the blast at the BJP office in that city on April 17, 2013.

Non-violent
14 July 12 Karnataka

As investigations into July 10, Pune blast progress, agencies are worried about two persons from Thane who are reported to have left for Iraq to fight along ISIS about a year ago. These two boys are part of the 18 Indians learnt to be fighting in Iraq and Syria and are being tracked by intelligence agencies.Sources within the security establishment say most of these 18 hail from south India. Some of those who have been identified belong to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is not known whether any of them has returned but such exodus from south India has become a cause for worry for the agencies.

Non-violent
15 July 11 Bangalore

SC granted one month bail to PDP 'chairman' and Bangalore serial blasts (July 25, 2008) accused Abdul Nasser Madani on conditions that he will not leave Bangalore, and avoid contacting witnesses. He will be under strict Police surveillance.

Non-violent
16 July 14 Bangalore

PDP 'chairman' and Bangalore serial blasts (July 25, 2008) accused Abdul Nasser Madani (49) walked out of the Central Prison, Parappana Agrahara in Bangalore after completing bond.

Non-violent
17 July 30 Gudivada ,Krishna District

Police arrested six people, identified as B Ramesh, K Venkateswara Rao, B Ravindrababu, G Rajababu, Y Ramesh and M Vittal in connection with the FICN racket at Gudivada town in Krishna District. FICN with face value of INR 2,10,000 were also recovered from the accused.

Non-violent
18 August 6 Viveknagar, Bangalore

Four terror accused, identified as Abdul Shameem, Sadiq, Shahid Ali Nawaz and Samiullah were arrested from the house of Samilullah in Sonnenhalli slum of Viveknagar Police Station limits in Bangalore. The accused are originally from Tamil Nadu, but Samiullah and Sadiq had long migrated to Bengaluru, said an official source.

Non-violent
19 August 11 Bhatkal

A team of the ATS of the Jaipur Police has been camping in the town of Bhatkal to collect information regarding two IM?cadres from the town, who are alleged to have had a role in bomb blasts and acts of terrorism across India. Ten suspects had been arrested at Jaipur in April, 2014. During questioning, the suspects had mentioned the names of Shafi Armar and Sultan Armar, hailing from the town. The ATS?team suspects them to have fled to Karachi.

Non-violent
20 August 18

Mangalore

ATS from Jaipur was in Mangalore to investigate the alleged links to terror organizations from the coastal belt. It is said that a team of six persons had been camping for a few days with Ullal as centre, and conducted investigations in places like Attavar, Suratkal, Pandeshwar and Mukkacheri.

Non-violent
21 August 21

Bhatkal, Uttar Kannada District

Ansar-ut Tawhid fi Bilad al-Hind (AuT) is calling Indian Muslims for global jihad and urging them to fight the democratically elected secular government. According to reports, the man behind the mask is Sultan Abdul Kadir Armar, the 39-year-old son of a small businessman from Bhatkal in Uttar Kannada District. He was once a key recruiter for the IM.

Non-violent
22 August 22

Bangalore

Supreme Court extended the bail of Abdul Nasser Madani, main accused in July 25, 2008 Bangalore serial blast case for four weeks.

Non-violent
23 August 26 Karnataka

Sources said that ISIS, in a deadly pursuit to establish an Islamic Caliphate, is recruiting poor Muslims in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and J&K. The several security agencies including RAW and NIA have said that more than 100 Indian men could have already joined the ISIS in Iraq and these ISIS recruits could be used to strike terror in India once the war in Iraq and Syria ends. Sources also said that an IM man who is declared as wanted by the NIA could be recruiting for the ISIS.

Non-violent
24 September 3 Karnataka

The Karnataka High Court rejected the bail application of Syed Tanzeem Ahmed, who was arrested in November 7, 2012 on the charge of having links with banned organisations like LeT and HuJI. Tanzeem is accused No 25 in the Bangalore module terror case being heard by a special court of the NIA.

Non-violent
25 September 3 Karnataka

The Karnataka High Court rejected the bail application of Syed Tanzeem Ahmed, who was arrested in November 7, 2012 on the charge of having links with banned organisations like LeT and HuJI. Tanzeem is accused No 25 in the Bangalore module terror case being heard by a special court of the NIA.

Non-violent
26 September 24 Karnataka

The IB has warned that "groups and elements supportive of extremist ideology similar to al-Qaeda" are trying to "increase communal tension" in states like J&K, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi. The intelligence report (reference no-3627-60 & 3698- 3731/C&R Cell-C-2/SII), has reiterated that al- Qaeda 'chief' Ayman-al-Zawahari, who launched a new branch for the Indian sub-continent, also intends to target commercial centres, tourist destinations, religious places, aviation sector, railways infrastructure and BJP offices in various states, including West Bengal and Assam. The report has been dispatched to all state police agencies.

Non-violent
27 September 27 Bangalore

The ISIT of the Kerala Police arrested a key accused, identified as P. A. Raisal, in the 2008 Bangalore bomb blast case, at the Kozhikode International Airport. Raisal, an aide of IM operative Thadiyantavide Nazeer, who is an accused in many terror-related cases in Kerala and Karnataka, was arrested by a team led by SP, Sam Christy Daniel.

Non-violent
28 September 29 Bangalore

The Bangalore unit of the NIA will come to Kochi to interrogate P. A. Raisal, the key accused in the Bangalore bomb blast case. According to sources, the NIA would take Raisal to Bangalore for collecting details pertaining to his alleged role in the bomb blast. He was arrested from Kozhikode international airport of Kozhikode District in Kerala on September 27.

Non-violent
29 October 5 Bangalore

Reports said that besides targeting Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and even Kolkata, terrorists also had plans to assassinate Bangladesh PM Sheikh Haseena. Sources said documents and leaflets obtained from the house at Khagragarh in Burdwan (West Bengal), where the blasts took place, point to a larger plot to cause widespread destruction.

Non-violent
30 October 7 Hubli

Police produced around 20 suspected SIMI terrorists, who were arrested in 2008 on charges of conspiring to spread terror by blasting bombs in several parts of South India, before the Additional District and Sessions Court in Hubli, Karnataka to record their statement. The accused were brought from different states. Eight of them from Ahmedabad prison (Gujarat), two from Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) and the others from Dharwad central jail (Karnataka). Another accused who is out on bail, was also present in court to record his statement. All the accused ruled out having any links with arrested IM terrorist Yasin Bhatkal and claimed that they were framed by the Police.

Non-violent
31 October 13 Karnataka

Karnataka Police and State Intelligence have also sought information from the NIA on possible terror links after unconfirmed reports indicated that Abdul Qader Sultan Armar from Bhatkal, who is reportedly absconding and is recruiting vulnerable Indian Muslim youth for the global jihadi organization, al Qaeda may also have a hand in the terror conspiracy and the revival of JMB.

Non-violent
32 October 14 Karnataka

The Burdwan blast case, which has cross-border ramifications, is reportedly spread from West Bengal to Assam and South India. Karnataka has also sought information from the West Bengal Police and NIA about the case and the support network of JMB. Official sources said that "We are at a security risk because we have a sizeable population of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants in Bengaluru and other Districts."

Non-violent
33 October 15 Bangalore

A series of Internet chats between key members of IM based in India and Pakistan provided leads as early as July 2013 to the emergence of new terror modules with links to West Bengal, Assam and Bangladesh, and a branch leader identified only as "Bengali". The transcripts of some of these chats, unearthed last year by NIA reveal that the ground had been laid in 2013 to launch terror operations under the leadership of "Bengali". They also indicate that it was this operative who carried out the SMS campaign in 2012 that sparked panic among people from the northeast living in southern cities such as Bangalore (Karnataka).

Non-violent
34 December 12 Bengaluru

Intelligence agencies are scanning the employee records of a leading Indian software company headquartered in Bengaluru (Karanataka), to identify the man behind @ShamiWitness, an IS propaganda Twitter account. This follows UK's Channel 4 report that claimed that one "Mehdi" was running what was "perhaps ISIS's most influential Twitter account, which was seen two million times each month and was followed by two-thirds of all foreign fighters" on the microblogging site. Intelligence sources identified him as Mehdi Masroor Biswas from Bengal.

Non-violent
35 December 13 Bengaluru

Police arrested Mehdi Masroor Biswas, an engineer by training and an executive in an Indian multinational company, accused of being the key voice of the global jihadi group ISIS on Twitter from his residence in Jalahalli in north Bengaluru in Karnataka. A Bengali-speaker from Kolkata, Biswas owned @ShamiWitness, a Twitter account that propagated the violent ideology of the ISIS. Police described him as a radical ideologue of the jihadi cause, who reportedly told interrogators, "India does not have real Muslims capable of jihad". A senior Police officer who interrogated him said Biswas supported ISIS because he felt they were fighting "the real war".

Non-violent
36 December 13 Bengaluru

Bengaluru Police Commissioner M N Reddi said that cases had been registered against Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the alleged handler of the pro-ISIS Twitter account, under various provisions of IPC, UAPA and IT Act. Karnataka DGP L Pachau said Mehdi had more than 17,000 followers on Twitter and used to "ferociously" tweet by aggregating information and closely watching developments of the region.

Non-violent
37 December 28 Bengaluru / Karnataka

An IED exploded outside a restaurant- Coconut Grove in Church Street of Bengaluru (Karnataka), killing one woman, identified as Bhavani Devi and injuring one other in the Central Business District. Police Commissioner MN Reddi described the incident as a "low intensity IED blast". Police said the device had been placed near a drain behind the Coconut Grove restaurant.

Violent

2013

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January 21

NS

Police arrested Gopi Hari Singh on charge of circulating FICN.

Non-violent
2 February 16

Harihar, Devangere District

Seven persons were arrested for allegedly possessing FICN with a face value of INR 450,000.

Non-violent
3 March 2

Nampally, Hyderabad

Police have detained Shaikh Aqueel in connection with the February 21, 2013 twin blasts in Hyderabad.

Non-violent
4 April 23 Tamil Nadu

Police arrested three people for their alleged involvement in April 17, 2013, Bangalore (Karnataka) bomb blast.

Non-violent
5 April 23 Karnataka

Investigators probing the April 17, 2013, Bangalore blast are on the lookout for two suspects, Ismail and Raja Mohammad, now considered the prime accused.

Statement
6 April 26 Kolar District

Authorities arrested Mehbood and seized 500kg ammonium nitrate, used recently to carry out blasts (April 17, 2013) in Bangalore (Karnataka).

Non-violent
7 May 6 Bangalore city

Five more persons have been arrested in a joint operation by Bangalore city Police and Tamil Nadu Police in connection with the April 17, 2013 blast in Bangalore (Karnataka).

Non-violent
8 June 19 Jalahalli area, Bangalore District

Security has been beefed up at various ISRO facilities in Karnataka after one of its office received letters threatening attacks on the facilities on June 20 or 21.

Violent
9 July 23 Karnataka

PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani arrested in connection with the serial blasts of July 25, 2008, in Bangalore (Karnataka) also played a crucial role in explosions in Surat (Gujarat), Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Delhi, the state CCB Police submitted before the High Court of Karnataka.

Non-Violent
10 August 1 Bangalore

Two men identified as Fazalur Rehman and Mohammed Fahad were arrested from J.C. Nagar in Bangalore and FICN of INR 1,000 notes worth INR 19, 00, 000 were seized from them.

Non-Violent
11 October 23

Tumkur /Karnataka

A three-member team of the NIA arrived in Tumkur of Karnataka for investigation, in the light of the statement by Yasin Bhatkal, arrested IM 'India operation chief'. The team visited several banks and the office of the RTO?and inspected accounts and several documents. Bhatkal also told investigators about two people who provided shelter and financial assistance to his accomplices. He has given sketchy details of the areas where their houses are situated, and the probe team is keeping a close eye on these places.

Non-violent

12 October 25

Bangalore

Investigation into the bomb blast at the Bangalore office of BJP on April 17, 2013 revealed that the explosives used for the purpose were stored at a Panchayat office in Erode District of Tamil Nadu before it was shifted to Bangalore.

Non-violent

13
October 31

Chikmagalur

Yasin Bhatkal is believed to have told Tehsin that southern states should be targeted with bigger explosions. "That's why Tehsin started visiting Mangalore (Karnataka) and stayed there for sometime, and also Koppa in Chikmagalur District.

Statement
14 November 4 Bangalore

NIA seized from a Bangalore businessman INR11.4 million in cash, allegedly belonging to two Manipur-based outlawed terrorist groups. According to investigators, the money belongs to the Manipur-based militant outfits PREPAK and the UPPK.

Non-violent
15 November 29 Bangalore

A Bangalore-based doctor who was wanted for being part of LeT Karnataka module busted by the Bangalore Police in 2012 was arrested by NIA from Kanakpura Road in Bangalore.

Non-violent
2012

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January 17

Bangalore

Alleged IM militants Salman alias Chotu and Shahzad Ahmed alias Pappu have allegedly confessed to the Bangalore Police that they had got explosives for the 2008 Delhi serial blasts from Udupi, a coastal town in Karnataka. Both LeT-trained Salman and Shahzad, natives of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh and arrested by Delhi Police in 2011, are co-accused in the Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case in 2010.

In their confessional statement, they allegedly told the Bangalore anti-terrorism cell that their associates Mohammed Saif (now in jail) and Khalid (absconding) went to Udupi on August 31, 2008, and brought the explosives to Delhi on September 3, 2008. The Delhi blasts took place on September 1 3, 2008.

2 February 2 Banglore

An accused in the 2008 Bangalore serial blasts has been taken into custody. Saleem (30) is a close associate of Tadiyandavide Nasir and stayed in Kannur, Kerala. Nasir is the prime accused in the nine blasts that killed a woman and injured many in July 2008. He is also the South Indian commander of the Indian Mujahideen.

3 February 20

Dakshin Kannada Distict

NIA took custody of two persons for questioning at Totattady within Neriya Gram Panchayat in Beltangady taluk in Dakshina Kannada District. The duo - Uday and Vinay are suspected to be involved in the Malegaon bomb blast.

4 April 10 Bangalore

Kamal Hassan alias Bilal (24), the suspected IM operative, allegedly involved in the blasts at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore during an IPL match in April 17, 2010, was arrested from Metiabruz-Garden rich area in Kolkata by a team Karnataka Police.

5 May 10 Bengaluru

Syed Abdul Rehman alias Abdur Rehman alias a LeT militant arrested in Adugodi of Bengaluru has also been remanded in Police custody till May 22, 2012.

6 July 23 Karnataka

Jundal identified LeT as the group responsible for December 28, 2005 IISc attack in Bangalore and January 1, 2008 strike at Rampur CRPF camp. Jundal has pin-pointed locations of residences of those present in the 26/11 control room with detailed description on LeT's Muridke headquarters near Lahore.

7 July 27 Karnataka

Mangalore City Police arrested a gang of three members from Malda District of West Bengal for trying to circulate FICN in the city and seized 400 FICN of INR 500 face values.

8 August 4 Bangalore Karnataka

Karnataka ATS raided the houses of suspected IM militants Shaikh Altaf and Shaikh Ramzan in Bijapur in connection to the Pune blasts.

9 August 9 NS

A strand of hair found on a defused bomb at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore (Karnataka) on April 17, 2010 helped Police establish the identity of a terrorist who planted it. The hair was of Mohammed Qateel Siddiqui, 30, one of five men arrested by a special cell of the New Delhi Police on 22 November 2011.

10 August 13 Mysore/ Karnataka

Security has been tightening at Mysore city railway police station, following a red alert ahead of Independence Day.

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August 18 Bangalore

Three persons arrested in connection with objectionable MMSs and SMSs.

According to Union Home secretary RK Singh, bulk of the rumours that triggered panic among people of NE States in Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra were sourced from Pakistan.

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August 20 Bangalore

Cyber Crime attached to the CID to probe case of objectionable MMSs and SMSs in Bangalore (Karnataka).

13
August 21 NS

The Bangalore and Delhi Police are preparing documents in Arabic for the extradition of 28-year-old IM operative Fasih Mohammed from Saudi Arabia.

Bangalore city Police are planning to send a proposal to the state Government, seek its approval for setting up a special court to speed up the trial of the Chinnaswamy stadium blast case.

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August 24  

Government report says that the recent cyber attacks was to test the effectiveness of network of 'modules and sleeper cells' of subversive outfits in states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala.

Intelligence agencies in their report have warned that outfits like HuJI, IM, SIMI and even the PFI have a formidable network in southern India and have 'increased their support base manifold' in the last few years.

15
August 29

Bangalore and Hubli, Dharwad District

11 persons with suspected links to terror outfits LeT and HuJI were arrested. A foreign made 7.65 mm pistol, seven rounds of ammunition and other gadgets were seized from the arrested.

16
August 31 Bangalore

The central crime branch wing of Bangalore Police arrested Mohammed Akram for alleged links to LeT and HuJI.

Bangalore Police arrested a doctor, Nayeem Siddiqui, in connection with the terror modules, taking the total number of arrests to 14.

The 11 persons arrested on August 29 in Karnataka on terrorism charges made calls on the internet through Skype to contact the kingpins of a plot in Saudi Arabia to kill high-profile individuals in Karnataka.

Vital Army, Navy and nuclear installations in south India were on the terror radar of the arrested suspects.

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September 10 Bangalore

Police have arrested nine persons with FICNs with face value of INR 4 million and three carbine sten guns, six pistols and 60 bullets.

18 November 1 Bangalore

The custody of IM operative Fasih Mehmood, deported from Saudi Arabia and arrested by the Delhi Police Special Cell on October 22, 2012 was handed over to the Bangalore (Karnataka) City Police.

19 November 2 Bangalore

The questioning of suspected IM operative Fasih Mahmood has revealed details of the logistical support he provided for the terror strike at the Chinnaswamy Stadium (April 17, 2010) at Bangalore (Karnataka).

20 November 4 Bangalore

Syed Thanjim allegedly links to terror outfits LeT and HuJI has been arrested by Bangalore City (Karnataka) Crime Branch team. He was a close associate of Shoaib Ahmad Mirza alias Chotu who was arrested on August 29, 2012.

21 November 16 Bangalore

CCB Police arrested a person from Chikpet in Bangalore city (karnataka) on charges of dealing with FICN. The arrests have led CCB Police to the discovery that FICN worth about INR 10 millions have been released into the market every month.

22 December 1 Bangalore

The Delhi Police has charge-sheeted a suspected IM operative, Kamal Hassan alias Bilal for his alleged role in the Jama Masjid (Delhi) blast-cum-shootout case of September 19, 2010. He is also an accused in Bangalore's (Karnataka) Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case of April 17, 2010.

23 December 11 Bangalore

Karnataka is facing a new challenge of dealing with Cyber Crimes, with Bangalore continuing to see a rapid rise in the numbers in the past four years.

2011

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April 29

Bangalore

The Karnataka Government strongly opposed in the Supreme Court the granting of bail to Abdul Nasir Maudany, an accused in the Bangalore serial bomb blast cases(,July 25, 2008).

2

June 22

Mysore

A new front of the banned outfit SIMI was uncovered by the Police in Karnataka following the arrest of six youths from Mysore after a two-week long investigation into the kidnapping for ransom and murder of two young business management students.

3

July 5

Mysore

NIA is exploring the possibility of taking over investigations into the murder of two college students in Karnataka (between June 8-12) following the alleged involvement of members of an organisation known as the Karnataka Forum for Dignity (KFD), considered to be a new front of the Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), in the crime.


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April 17

Bangalore

Two crude bombs exploded in quick succession outside the M A Chinnaswamy cricket stadium in Bangalore, minutes before an Indian Premier League (IPL) match was to begin, leaving 15 persons injured and creating panic in the packed venue. A third crude bomb was found near Gate number 8 of the stadium, venue of the fixture between Bangalore Royal Challengers and Mumbai Indians, but was defused, Police said. Investigators believe the bomb explosions at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on April 17 were executed by an Indian Mujahideen (IM) cell led by Mohammad Zarar Siddi Bawa, Police sources told The Hindu. Karnataka-born Bawa—also known as ‘Yasin Bhatkal'—is allegedly a key figure in a series of urban bombings executed by the IM between 2005 and 2008 that claimed hundreds of lives. Bawa, Police said, was the organisation's key-bomb maker and his devices were used in the attacks.

2

June 11

Bangalore

Bangalore Police filed an additional charge sheet in the court against Madani and five others. In the chargesheet, Madani was reported to be absconding. The judge admitted the charge sheet on June 16. However, it will take some time for Police to take the NBW from the court and execute it. Cops said they would take the NBW only after some groundwork is completed. The case hearing is on June 23. Since the trial is yet to begin, the accused have to be produced before the magistrate

3

June 16

Bangalore

The first additional chief metropolitan magistrate on June 16 has ordered a Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against People’s Democratic Party (PDP) president Abdul Nasar Madani, in connection with the July 25, 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blasts case, reports Times of India. The court has issued body warrant against two more accused in the case — Tadinyandavaeeda Naseer and Safaz — who are now lodged in a Kerala jail. Police sources said that a team would leave for Kerala to get custody of Naseer and Safaz. With Madani’s supporters warning of consequences if their leader was arrested, Kerala Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan told reporters in Thiruvananthapuram on June 16 that necessary steps would be taken to maintain law and order.

4

August 3

Bangalore

The Karnataka High Court denied anticipatory bail to Abdul Nasir Madani, chairman of the People's Democratic Party (PDP) in connection with the July 25, 2008 Bangalore serial bomb blasts case, in which one woman was killed and 20 people were injured, according to The Hindu. The Karnataka government opposed the petition, saying that Mr. Madani was involved in a criminal conspiracy and prima facie there was a case against him. The PDP leader was one of the 32 people charge-sheeted in the case and the city police had established his role in the case. Justice N. Ananda accepted the arguments of the State and rejected the petition. Madani is yet to appear in court, which has issued a non-bailable warrant against him.

5

August 13

Kodagu District

The Bangalore Police arrested Vinay Kumar (30) of Hassan and Devaiah (33) from South Kodagu. The two were trying to send Pasham Sridhar (27), Koyi Saratchandra (39) Darshanam Pradeep Kumar (29) and Gaddam Pavan Kumar (38) to Dubai where they would meet Altaf, a native of Baseri Kattemane near Mangalore. Altaf is one of the associates of Chhota Shakeel, an aide of Dawood Ibrahim. However, the four were arrested by Hyderabad Police and they were supposed to leave for Dubai on August 4. According to the Bangalore Police Commissioner, Shankar Bidari, the four arrested by Hyderabad Police were leaders of naxal [left wing extremist] organisations. Altaf had sent visas for four of them and to and fro air tickets by mail. Addressing the media on August 13, Bidari said the arrests clearly indicate a link between ISI and Left-wing extremists. "It has exposed the Pak link of naxals and Maoists. The ISI has engaged Dawood Ibrahim and Chhota Shakeel to Maoist leaders in India to facilitate them to carry out terror acts throughout the country," Bidari said. Times of India adds that an unlicensed pistol, seven bullets, visa and passport documents and INR 1 million in cash were seized from Devaiah's house in Rabindranath Tagore Nagar in north Bangalore, Bidari said. "Bangalore police received credible inputs to the effect that the ISI had engaged Dawood Ibrahim and through his accomplice Chhota Shakeel to engage Maoists - that is Naxalite leaders in India - and instigate them to commit terrorist acts," the Police Commissioner said. He said Vinay Kumar had received INR 2.5 million from a person identified as Altaf alias Rakesh of Dakshina Kannada to organize terror acts

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August 24

Bangalore

Karnataka Home Minister V.S Acharya claimed that the leader of PDP Abdul Nasir Madani had confessed of his direct involvement in the twin explosions outside Chinnaswamy cricket stadium ahead of an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Bangalore on April 17, 20009. "During interrogation, Madani revealed that he was directly involved," the Home Minister said. On April 17, 2009 an hour before the IPL match, two low-intensity explosions were triggered near a packed Chinnaswamy stadium, leaving around 15 persons, including five Security Force personnel, injured.

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August 26

Bangalore

The First Additional City Metropolitan Magistrate in Bangalore in Karnataka remanded PDP leader Abdul Nasir Madani to judicial custody till September 7. Madani is accused of masterminding serial explosions in Bangalore on July 25, 2008 in which two persons were killed and 20 others were injured.


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1 February 7 Bangalore

The Police arrested nine Kerala-based terrorists of the Indian Mujahideen outfit in connection with the July 25, 2008 serial bomb blasts. They were identified as Abdul Sattar alias Sainuddin, his son Sarfuddin, Abdul Jabber, Mujeeb Mohiddin, Faizal Abdul Rehman, Abdul Jaleel Moosa, Manaf Mohammad alias Rahees, Badruddin Noor Ahmed and Sakariya. Most of the arrested had been named in the charge-sheet filed by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of the Kerala Police before the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Court at Thalassery.

2 February 13 Bangalore

The Police arrested two unidentified Indian Mujahideen (IM) cadres from an unspecified place in the capital city for their alleged involvement in the Mumbai terrorist attacks of November 26, 2008. Sources said the main accused in the Bangalore blasts case, Abdul Sattar, who is presently in Police custody, had revealed the whereabouts of the other two accused during interrogation. These militants, along with Abdul Sattar, are reported to be part of the Shahabuddin Brigade, a south India module of the IM.

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March 3

Bangalore

A team of the Research and Analysis Wing (R and AW) personnel reportedly tracked down an absconding accused in the Bangalore serial blasts case in Muscat, and sneaked him out of Oman, since India doesn't have an extradition treaty with that country. Sarfaraz Nawaz, 32, who allegedly played a major role in financing the Bangalore blasts, had reportedly sought refuge in Muscat. Investigating officials told that an R and AW team managed to track down Nawaz in Muscat. They added that Nawaz was ''smuggled into'' Bangalore on a chartered aircraft and the Bangalore Police are currently questioning him. Abdul Sattar, the prime accused in the case, had revealed Nawaz''s role in the serial blasts during his interrogation. Nawaz was reportedly close to Riyaz Bhatkal, a key LeT operative, who later took over the charge of the Indian Mujahideen.

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March 8

Bangalore

An important SIMI leader, Sarfaraz Navaz, who reportedly funded the Bangalore serial bomb blasts on July 25, 2008, confessed during interrogation that the LeT was behind the July 25, 2008 Bangalore bomb blasts. Sarfaraz, who hails from Ernakulam in Kerala. According to Bangalore Police Commissioner Shankar Bidari, Sarfaraz collected about INR 320000 from like-minded people ahead of the bomb blasts. He also took part in reconnaissance of various spots and attempted to send a suspected terrorist involved in the blast across the border to train with the LeT in Pakistan. "Sarfaraz has links with LeT and has been in touch with Wali a.k.a. Rehan, a key member of LeT. We are sure that some more men will be picked up based on information provided by him," the Commissioner said. Sarfaraz reportedly completed a three-year course (1995-98) at Nadwat-ul-Ulema (Institute of Islamic Scholarship) in Lucknow and joined as office secretary at the SIMI head office in New Delhi in 2000. Subsequently, he kept in touch with SIMI leaders from Kerala as he travelled to Muscat and Oman for work.

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May 19

Bangalore

The Bangalore Police filed a chargesheet against 26 persons, including four foreign nationals, for their involvement in the July 25, 2008 serial bomb blasts case. Among the Indian nationals whose names figure in the chargesheet are Abdul Sattar, his son Sarfuddin, Abdul Jabbar, Mujeeb Mohiddin, Faizal Abdul Rehman, Abdul Jaleel Moosa, Manaf Mohammad alias Rahees, Badruddin Noor Ahamed, Sakariya and Sarfarz Nawaz. The chargesheet also mentions the names of Abdul Sattar's son-in-law Abdul Raheem, Mohammed Fiaz Hamsa, Fayis Abdul Rahman and Mohammed Yasin, who were killed in an encounter in Jammu and Kashmir in October 2008. The four foreign nationals include a Pakistani national and an Omani national. "We have established their involvement in the conspiracy. We are not revealing their names as they are yet to be apprehended," said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Alok Kumar. The accused have been charged with waging war against the country under Section 121A of the IPC and causing grievous injury and conspiracy under Section 120B of IPC.


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January 28

Honnali

Karnataka Police arrested a cook, Mohammed Riazuddin Nasir, and a medical student, Assadullah Abbubukar, for alleged terrorist links. The duo revealed that they had plans of bombing the Hubli airport. The police recovered some CDs and maps of various installations from the duo. Nasir later confessed that he had visited Goa immediately after the twin blasts in Hyderabad on August 25, 2007 to identify beaches for organising serial bomb blasts.

2

February 12

Dharwad

The Corps of Detectives, while investigating a terrorist module unearthed by the Davangere police, arrested an electrician, Shakeel, for his alleged links with the SIMI. Shakeel was a resident of Koppadakeri in the Dharwad district and had helped the SIMI activists to hold two meetings, one near the Mastansab Darga on Saudatti Road and the other at the Halligere forests in Hubli in November 2007. Shakeel reportedly participated in these meetings where some 25 SIMI activists from Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala allegedly discussed plans to carry out acts of sabotage.

3

February 21

Bangalore

Police arrested a software engineer, Mohammed Yahya Kammakutty, for suspected links with the banned SIMI from Guruappanapalya under Mico Layout police station limits. However, four of his accomplices escaped during the police operation. He is a native of Kerala and was working in a leading multinational information technology company in the city and he was reportedly under watch by the Bangalore Police for the past few days.

4

February 26

Bangalore

Police arrested a Bangalore resident Syed Sameer alias Sameer Sadaq from Gurappanapalya for his suspected links with the SIMI. He is reportedly an associate of the arrested software engineer and SIMI functionary Mohammed Yahya Kammakutty who was arrested on February 21. Sameer was earlier arrested by the Gujarat Police in 2004 for his association with the SIMI. Bangalore Police suspects that Sameer attended SIMI meetings held in November 2007 on the outskirts of Hubli and the forests abutting Goa, which were attended by 25 SIMI activists from Karnataka, Kerala and Uttar Pradesh.

5

April 27

Mysore

A combined team of the Manipur and Karnataka Police arrested six People’s United Liberation Front (PULF) militants from a hotel in Mysore. They were identified as ‘general secretary’ Mohammed Ibrahim alias Qusi alias M.I. Khan, ‘secretary external affairs and chief of army’ Mohammed Nurjaman alias Deny, ‘organisation-cum-publicity-secretary’ Mohammed Abdul Jabbar alias Belal Khan, ‘deputy commander in-chief-cum-finance secretary’ Mohammed Nasir Khan alias Thadoi alias Keshorjit alias Boy, ‘private’ Mohammed Mustafa and ‘private’ Mohammed Nur Safi. Four mobile phones and incriminating documents were recovered from them.

6

May 10

Hubli

An explosion at the district court caused extensive damage to the premises although no casualties were reported. The explosive was placed under the witness box of the JMFC court hall and was reportedly detonated by a mobile phone. Police Commissioner Narayana Nadamani later stated that as per preliminary investigations, the explosion could be the handiwork of the banned Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and SIMI.

7

May 27

Belgaum

Police arrested a Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) cadre, identified as Nasir Liyaqat Ali Patel, for allegedly spreading messages of hatred. Police also recovered the hard disc from his computer.

8

July 25

Bangalore

One woman was killed and seven persons injured in a series of eight low intensity blasts. The explosions were reported within 45 minutes from 1.15 pm (IST). The first explosion occurred at a bus stop near the Madivala check post, off the busy Hosur Road, around 1.15 pm. Sudha Ravi, who was waiting for a bus with her husband, was killed on the spot, while two persons were injured. Two more explosives went off in the adjoining Adugodi area, injuring three persons. Similar low-intensity explosions were reported from three places on Mysore Road and at two spots in the heart of the city — near the Mallya Hospital and near the Rashtriya Military School on the Langford Road.

9

July 27

Ramanagaram

The Karnataka Police recovered seven kilograms of explosive material from Channapatna in the Ramanagaram district, a place where an explosion had occurred on July 24.

10

August 5

Belgaum

The Anti-Terrorist Cell (ATC) attached to the Belgaum district Police arrested three suspected SIMI cadres. They were identified as Naveed Khaji and Ansar Nizami, both from Malmaruti area, and Sadiq Mulla of Azad Nagar. The arrest took place on the basis of information given by suspected SIMI cadres Tanveer Mulla and Iqbal Jakati, who were arrested recently. With the arrest of these three, the number of arrested suspected SIMI activists in the district rose to 11.

11

August 19

Bijapur

A team of the Gujarat ATS arrested dentist Mohammed Salim Honali (31). Honali used to work with the MA Rangoonwala College of Dental Sciences and Research Centre at the Azam Campus in Pune till May 2008 before he was laid off. ATS officials suspect that Honali not only had a significant role in the recent Ahmedabad blasts but was also brainwashing other youth to bring them into the radical fold. ATS officials said jihadi literature was recovered from all four suspects.

12

September 25

Bangalore

A SIMI cadre was arrested in connection with the serial blasts in Bangalore on July 25. Mohammad Samee Bagewadi alias Mohammad Samee attended most of the important camps organised by the SIMI at Castle Rock near Hubli in Karnataka, Vagamon in Kerala and other places and also underwent training in these camps. Bagewadi, a resident of Bijapur, was allegedly influenced by SIMI's ideology, and was closely associated with its leaders such as Safdar Nagori, Hafeez Hussain alias Adnan, Shibly, Tauqeer, Shahbaaz, Abu Bashar and others, police sources said.

13

October 27

Belgaum

The Belgaum police arrested two terror suspects, identified as Nasir Abdul Majeed Rangarez (29) of Azadnagar and Naveed Muneersab Qazi (28) of Mahanteshnagar, from different localities in the city alleged to be involved in terrorist activities.

2007

Sl. No.

Date

Place/ District

Incident

1

January 5

Bangalore

 

 

Police arrested Imran alias Bilal, a suspected terrorist hailing from Jammu and Kashmir. A bag containing an AK-47 assault rifle, 300 live rounds of AK-47 ammunition, four AK-47 magazines, five hand grenades, a satellite phone, mobile phones, SIM cards, a Bangalore city map and other documents was seized from him.

2

August 17

Bangalore

Police foiled a plot to trigger explosions in the city by arresting a four-member gang near Dattatreya Temple in the Banashankari area. A revolver, ten detonators, 20 gelatin sticks and other weapons were recovered from Asgar alias Asgar Pasha bin Abdul Rasheed and Umar bin Mohammad Sharif, both from Bangalore, Jilani bin Wallisab of Desnur village in the Bellary district and Mohammad Zaheer bin Shafiulla Khan of Kowl Bazaar Street in Bellary. City Police Commissioner, N. Achutha Rao, said that another accused Sameer is absconding.

Note:Compiled from news reports and are provisional.

 

 

 

 

 
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