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Terrorism-related incidents in Telangana since 2014

2017

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Place

Incident

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January 17

Hyderabad

The NIA arrested one IS operative, identified as Mohammed Irfan alias Abu Jafar, a resident of Mir Alam Mandi in the old city of Hyderabad. He was produced before NIA special court, which sent him to judicial custody for seven days.

According to the investigation agency, he along with the other accused took part in searching of hideouts and physical training. Irfan allegedly collected the explosive precursors along with another accused from the outskirts of Pochampally village of Nalgonda District in Telangana.

Non-violent
2 February 6

NS

Nine Indians joined the IS in 2016 - eight from Tamil Nadu and one from Telangana, the NIA learnt from the central security agencies that interrogated three people who were deported from Abu Dhabi for recruiting Indian for IS.

Statement
3 February 10

NS

An Abu Dhabi module of the IS comprising three Indian youths, recruited eight men from Tamil Nadu and one from Telangana, and even sent some of them to Syria to join the IS, a probe by the NIA has revealed. The NIA registered a case a fortnight ago regarding the recruitment "of nine persons - eight hailing from Tamil Nadu and one from Telangana, and some other unknown persons, with the intention to further the activities of Daesh/ISIS, a banned terrorist organisation in India".

Statement
4 March 15 Ibrahimpatnam

Two businessmen were arrested along with FICN having a face value of INR 6,20,000 in denomination of INR 2,000 in Hyderabad. Acting on credible information, sleuths of the Special Operation Team of Rachakonda Commissionerate arrested the duo, Sakethwala Ramesh and Mohammad Riyaz Baba, after raiding the latter's house in Ibrahimpatnam, Police said. Another accused Mohammed Hazi is at large.

Inspector of SOT, LB Nagar zone, K Narsing Rao said Ramesh was the kingpin of the fake currency circulation gang. He was earlier arrested on November 26, 2016 as he attempted to circulate bogus notes which were photocopies of the original INR 2,000 currency notes. Ramesh had concealed the fake currency notes in the house of Riyaz. He was released from the prison on January 20, 2017 and since then he had planned to circulate FICN hidden with Riyaz, the Inspector said.

Non-violent
5 March 17 Hyderabad

The `business' of FICN appears to be on the rise in Hyderabad, with the city Police arresting 10 people, involved in the crime, over the last one month. Officials, closely following the case, say that these photocopied notes are being brought into the city from places like Sircilla, Nizampet and Ibrahimpatnam. Confirming the rise in count of the fraudsters, Deputy Commissioner of Police (task force) B Limba Reddy said, "Only Non-Resident Indians have been given permission till March 31 to deposit old demonetised currency. Now, many scammers have also taken on the role of NRIs and tell their victims that they can deposit the money without any hassle, for a certain share."

Statement
6 May 17 Hyderabad

Hyderabad Police summoned three men for questioning after a TV channel aired their interview allegedly showing their continuing links with Islamic State (IS). "Following the TV interview, we called them this evening... questioning is underway," DCP, Avinash Mohanty said. The three men include suspected IS sympathisers Salman Mohiuddin, a US-returned engineer, and Abdullah Basith. .

Basith was among the three men who were arrested from Nagpur in December 2015 when they were allegedly on their way to join the IS. Mohiuddin was arrested in Hyderabad in 2015 when he was preparing to board a flight to Dubai, allegedly on the way to Syria to join IS. The third person being questioned had been earlier arrested by the Hyderabad police for alleged IS sympathies, and 'de-radicalised'.

Non-violent
7 May 18 Hyderabad

Hyderabad Police registered a case of sedition against three alleged Islamic State (IS) sympathisers. The police had on May 17 summoned Salman Mohiuddin, Abdullah Basith and Qureshi, who were arrested for allegedly trying to join the IS and later released on bail. They were questioned when a news channel aired their interview, showing they were allegedly linked to the Middle East terror organisation.

Non-violent
8 June 23

Hyderabad

Hyderabad Police arrested a suspected Islamic State (IS)?sympathiser, identified as Konakalla Subrahmanyam alias Omar (24) who was allegedly planning to carry out subversive activities in the country. Omar was arrested from his room in Hyderabad in the morning after a SIT?received information about him. According to D Hari Kumar Yadav, ACP, SIT, Subrahmanyam embraced Islam in 2014, and changed his name to Omar.

Non-violent
9 July 11

Hyderabad

Konakalla Subrahmanyam alias Omer, who was arrested recently by the Hyderabad SIT for having links with Islamic State (IS) was allegedly influenced by reading three books on Islam. In his confessional statement, the 24-year-old Omer said he had met one Abdul Shukur, who worked in a madrasa (Islamic Seminary) at Pedana in Krishna District of Andhra Pradesh and was gifted three books-'Shrushtini Kaadu, Shrushti Kartanau Poojinchu', 'O Manishi Nee Shrushti Kartanu Gurtinchu' and 'Life History of Prophet Mohammed and Laailaahailla-Illaihu Mahummadur - Rasoolu-Illah'-which influenced him to convert to Islam.

"I attended prayers at Tabligh Jamath Masjid in Machilipatnam. Later, I attended Tablig Jamat at Siddipur in Gujarat where I met one Mohammed Shafi of Hyderabad. I underwent training in rituals at Darul-ul- Uloom madrasa for nine months at Khali village near Siddipur," he told investigators during his five-day-long questioning.

Omer also allegedly assisted Srinagar youth in collecting funds in Hyderabad. In May, Mohammed Amir of Islamic Global School of Srinagar told him that they wanted to visit Hyderabad to collect donations for his school. "Amir advised me to listen to the speeches and bayaans of prominent religious scholars such as Zakir Naik, Fayaz Syed, Abu Zahid Iamir, Qarie Shoib Ahmed, Mufti Menk, Arshad Bashir Madani, Mohammed Ali Mirza that are available on social networking sites. I followed his instructions. I worked for Islamic State Iraq and Syria (ISIS) through social netwokring by motivating the youth and discussing atrocities on Muslims in India," Omer said in his confessional statement.

Non-violent
10 July 11

Mangalhat / Hyderabad

The Mangalhat Police arrested one person, identified as Pashwan, a native of Bihar, along with 14 FICNs of INR 500 denomination from Mangalhat in Hyderabad (Telangana). According to the Police, Pashwan was working for a catering service owned by one Digambar Rao for the last seven years. Efforts are on to trace the source of the notes, Police said.

Non-violent
11 August 4

Secunderabad

Police arrested one person from Bihar who was allegedly attempting to circulate FICNs from Neredmet market in Secunderabad in Telangana. According to sources, vegetable vendors at Neredmet market caught a man when he attempted to exchange the fake 12,000 note on the pretext of purchasing vegetables. The suspect had given 12,000 fake notes after purchasing vegetables worth 11,100. Preliminary probe revealed that the suspect hailed from Bihar had come to Hyderabad along with his friends and they are into circulation of fake Indian currency notes, which were reportedly procured by one of the gang members from West Bengal, said sources.

Non-violent

2016

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1

January 8

Thondupally village

The Cyberabad Police arrested an alleged drug offender, U Mahesh, from Thondupally village in the city's outskirts and also seized FICN amounting to INR 83,000 from him. Based on a tip-off, a Police team arrested Mahesh and seized about 50 grams of heroin and fake currency.

Non-violent
2 January 10 Ramchandrapur /Medak District

Two persons, identified as Kishan Naik and Lalitha were arrested along with FICN with a face value of INR 1,30,000 at Ramchandrapur in Medak District of Telangana. Police raided their rented house and find them in possession of the fake currency notes in denominations of INR 100 and INR 500. However, four other members of their gang managed to flee. Police said the accused were handed over the counterfeit currency for circulation by a man in Kolkata (West Bengal).

Non-violent
3 January 22

Hyderabad

NIA arrested two suspects, Mohammed Nafees Khan alias Fatima Khan alias Abu Zarrar alias Akram (24) and Mohammed Shareef Moinuddin Khan (54) residents of Hyderabad.

Non-violent
4 January 23

Hyderabad

NIA arrested two suspects, Mohammed Obedullah Khan alias Obaid alias Talha (33) and Abu Anas (24) residents of Hyderabad.

Non-violent
5 January 26

Hyderabad

Two people with suspected links Islamic State (IS) India terror module have been detained in two separate incidents from Hyderabad and Maharashtra are likely to be handed over to the NIA on January 27. The two, whose names have been withheld, were being questioned by a joint team of intelligence agencies. NIA claimed that the accused were regularly in touch with active members of IS in Syria through Internet chatting via 'Skype', 'Signal' and 'Trillion' and were also using the social networking sites to motivate young men to join the feared terror outfit which has captured vast swathes in Syria and Iraq.

Non-violent
6 January 26

Telangana

Two men from Telangana, who recently left the country to fight alongside IS in Syria, were in close contact with at least four of the 14 terror suspects arrested by the NIA, a senior government official said. They were also part of the Hyderabad module and are said to be absconding and had acquired visa for Japan, the probe has revealed. "It is true that the Islamic State is trying to recruit at multiple levels in India. The present module was not under the radar of the State police but the Central intelligence agencies had been keeping a watch on them," said an official.

Non-violent
7 February 4

Hyderabad

A LeT operative, Abdul Aziz alias Ashrafi alias Giddah, wanted for allegedly plotting explosions in twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, was arrested by Telangana Police after his deportation from Saudi Arabia, Police said on February 4. Giddah, a resident of Babanagar in Jalpally in Hyderabad, was allegedly involved in two cases pertaining to conspiracy to cause blasts in Hyderabad in 2001 and another one on conspiracy to cause explosion at Ganesh temple in Secunderabad in 2004.

A release issued by Telangana Police stated, "Abdul Aziz went to Saudi Arabia in the 90s, where he came into contact with LeT operatives. Aziz was expert in the fabrication of IEDs and was planning to cause explosions in Hyderabad and near the Ganesh temple in Secunderabad in 2004." He had been arrested in August 2001 and was released on bail in December that year. However, he jumped the bail in August 2003 and has been absconding since then. "He was in jail in Saudi Arabia for several years and after undergoing imprisonment he was deported," Police said, adding the accused was being brought to the city. Aziz was arrested at Lucknow airport on February 2 by the Uttar Pradesh ATS and Telangana Police after he landed by a flight from Jeddah.

Non-violent
8 March 13

Telangana

The trail of FICN has been traced to Telangana and investigators say that it had first landed in Malda District of West Bengal from Bangladesh. The incident on hand has been reported from the Karimnagar District of Telangana. A car laden with FICN worth INR 2,30,000 had been seized and the Police also took into custody four persons. It was found that these persons had visited Malda and sourced the FICN. Investigations also showed that two persons had brought down one consignment by train while the other by bus. A majority of FICNs are pushed directly into Bangladesh from Pakistan from where it is sent to India. Malda has been the landing point due to the proximity to the Bangladesh border.

Non-violent
9 June 29

Hyderabad

The NIA detained 11 people with suspected links to terror outfit Islamic State from Hyderabad. Explosives and ammunition has been recovered in the raids. The action was taken based on inputs from the IB. "Raids are going on at three to four places in the old city. The local Police is assisting them. Searches are being conducted over some suspected terror activities that were planned to be carried out in the city," a senior intelligence officer said. As per sources, 10 people were under the radar of the NIA for a month for conspiring attacks on VIPs and vital installations.

As reported 11 Islamic State (IS) suspects, five were arrested and six others were detained by NIA which claimed to have neutralised IS terror module after conducting searches at different locations in the old city in Hyderabad. "We have arrested five accused persons so far. Questioning and verification of the role of remaining six suspects are going on," an NIA statement said. The NIA officials also recovered weapons, ammunition, urea, acid, some chemicals, electronic gadgets and other incriminating material besides INR 15,00,000 in cash from their possession, officials of NIA and Hyderabad Police said, adding the youths were working at the behest of IS handlers.

Non-violent
10 June 30

Hyderabad

The NIA said that explosive material Triacetone triperoxide (TATP), used in recent Paris (November 13, 2015) and Brussels (March 22, 2016) attacks, was recovered from the basement of a house that belonged to Islamic State (IS) operative arrested on June 29, from Hyderabad. TATP was recovered from the Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Amoodi alias Fahad's house in Hyderabad. NIA said that IS module leader Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani alias Ibbu procured large amounts of acetone hydrogen peroxide and sulphuric acid, which are the main ingredients in TATP. The explosive have become popular among Al-Qaeda and IS the ingredients are easily available in medical and cosmetic stores.

The IS module arrested from Hyderabad was preparing IEDs for commission of terror acts and were being guided by an online handler suspected to be based in Iraq/Syria. NIA recovered firearms, ammunition, precursor chemicals for making explosives, digital exhibits and INR 15,00,000 cash from the searched locations. NIA also seized two semi-automatic pistols with ammunition, an air gun with telescopic sight and shooting practice target boards, a large number of digital items including six laptops, about 40 mobile phones, 32 SIM cards, and a large number of hard disks, memory cards, pen drives, and digital tabs.

Non-violent
11 July 1

Hyderabad

A Hyderabad court remanded five persons, arrested by the NIA from Hyderabad on the charge of their involvement in a terror module suspected to be linked to the Islamic State (IS) and conspiring to carry out bomb attacks, in Police custody for 12 days. Metropolitan Sessions Judge K. Rajkumar allowed the NIA's petition seeking their custody and directed that the accused be produced before the court on July 12. Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani alias Ibbu, Habeeb Mohammed alias Sir, Mohammed Ilyas Yazdani, Abdullah Bin Ahmed Al Amoodi and Muzaffar Hussain Rizwan were arrested by NIA following a series of searches conducted at 10 locations in the Old City area on June 29, with the assistance of the Hyderabad Police. The agency had detained six others, including a techie, during the operation.

Non-violent
12 July 2

Hyderabad

The five suspected Islamic State (IS) operatives arrested in Hyderabad had money transactions from Middle East on several occasions through 'hawala' (illegal money transaction) and that they also pledged their allegiance to IS, the NIA revealed. Those five people were identified as Mohammad Illiyas Yazdani, Mohammad Ibrahim, Habib Mohammad, Mohammad Irfan, Abdullah Bin Ahmad, according to the NIA.

Non-violent
13 July 5

Hyderabad

The NIA raided the houses of the arrested Islamic State (IS) suspects and various other locations in Hyderabad and recovered bullets and electronic gadgets. Three teams of NIA with the help of Hyderabad Police conducted searches at three places in the old city as part of the investigation into the suspected IS terror module arrested on June 29 in the city. A city court on June 30 sent the accused to 12-day custody of the NIA.

17 live rounds of 9mm pistol, two computers and two scanners were seized during the searches in Talab Katta and Barkas, NIA officials said. The raids were conducted on the basis of information gathered from five accused who are currently in the custody of NIA. The accused were using 'kunya' or aliases for organisational purposes. They had also distributed functional portfolios among themselves, said the NIA. Ibrahim Yazdani was acting 'Raa'bit' or the 'communicating in-charge', Ilyas 'religious affairs in-charge', Rizwan was 'mahasib' or 'accountant' while Habeeb was 'askari' or 'armed matters in-charge'.

Non-violent
14 July 11 Hyderabad

The Kochi unit of the NIA has started gathering information from its counterparts in Hyderabad, where an IS-Islamic State module was neutralised. "Top officials of NIA-Kochi, who are currently in Hyderabad in connection with the investigation, will be looking into the Kerala-link of the IS link as well," said officials. "Online activities of suspected IS sympathisers are under surveillance. Probe of the Hyderabad case showed that the IS module had connection with several youths in South India, including Kerala. It is being probed whether the Hyderabad module received any aid from Kerala," said an NIA official.

Investigating a suspected terror module of IS in Hyderabad, the NIA said the accused were tech-savvy and using a modern software to secure their email conversation with their handler in Syria. According to the NIA, alleged kingpin Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani was using 'tutanota' (secure message) software, a secure encryption mail to be in touch with his handler abroad. The coordinates of places where logistics like weapons were to be delivered, were sent to him by his handler through this email.

Non-violent
15 July 12 Hyderabad

The NIA officials arrested two more youths, identified as Ataullah Rehman and Yasser Naimathullah on the charge of aiding and abetting the five suspects arrested earlier (on June 29 ) in connection with Islamic State's (IS's) module from Quba colony of Bandlaguda and Darogh Lane of Moghalpura in Hyderabad City. They were presented before the Special Court for NIA cases in Nampally in Hyderabad and remanded in judicial custody. The duo, according to the remand report, allegedly planned to carry out terror attacks and wage war against the Union of India. NIA sources said Rehman allegedly played a key role in bringing together members of the module. The conspiracy to detonate IEDs at public places was part of his conspiracy, they said. "We have evidence to indicate that he had taken the initiative to radicalise members of the module and motivate them in joining the IS," unnamed investigators said.

Non-violent
16 July 25

Hyderabad

The NIA chargesheet filed against three Islamic State (IS) operatives from Jammu and Kashmir, Karnataka and Maharashtra has revealed that the Hyderabad module of the IS was funded by Adnan Hassan, a native of Bhatkal in Karnataka. The NIA stated in the chargesheet that money had been sent from the UAE to India, Tunisia and the Philippines. Hassan funded Hyderabadi youth who tried to flee India to Syria. The three accused, who were arrested in early 2016 were identified as Sheik Azhar Ul Islam, 24, Adnan Hassan, 36 and Mohammed Farhan Shaik.

Non-violent
17 August 8

Nalagonda District

The Karnataka Police arrested a terror suspect, Sheikh Amir Ali (36) in connection with the blasts in several churches in the state in 2000, from Nalagonda District in Telangana. The accused Sheikh who was on the run for the last 16 years, allegedly planted the bomb at a church in J J Nagar in Bangalore. Sheikh belonged to the banned outfit Deendar Anjuman, which carried out the bomb blasts in Bangalore, Wadi and Hubballi in 2000. The Police tracked down Sheikh on the basis of leads provided by the Telangana Police. A resident of Bengaluru, Sheikh went absconding after other activists of the outfit came under the Police's radar. The Police are interrogating Sheikh to ascertain the whereabouts of others involved in the serial blasts.

Non-violent
18 September 9 Hyderabad

Hyderabad Police busted an interstate fake currency racket and recovered huge quantity of high quality counterfeit currency. The Police team arrested three persons and recovered fake currency worth INR 1.195 million in INR 1000 and 500 denominations. The three arrestees have been identified as Mohammed Ghoused, Shareeful Shaik and Jahannara Bibi.

Non-violent
19 September 15 Telangana

Two Indians, who were held captive in Libya for over a year, reportedly by the militants of Islamic State (IS) have been rescued, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said. "I am happy to inform that T Gopalakrishna (AP) & C BalaramKishan (Telangana) who were captive in Libya since 29 July, 2015 have been rescued," she tweeted. The two Indians, who were teaching at Libya's Sirte University, were abducted by IS militants in July 2015.

Non-violent
20 September 18 Warangal District

The Nalgonda Police neutralised a FICN racket and arrested a six- member gang. Police also seized FICN worth INR 1,50,000 and fake certificates of a Karnataka University. The suspects were R. Srinivas, the main accused, K. Vijay, M. Varaprasad, T. Prabhakar, G. Ramakrishna and Narsimhulu. Based on clues, Police arrested Srinivas and his other associates from Warangal District and seized 100 fake notes, laptops, colour printers, photo copiers and fake certificates of a university in Karnataka. Another member of the gang, Akbar from Hyderabad, is absconding. The arrested persons were remanded. Counterfeiting gangs have been printing currency notes and distributing them all over India.

Non-violent
21 September 27 Hyderabad

The suspected Islamic State (IS) 'Indian operations chief' Shafi Armar, who is operating from Syria, is using at least 10 different names while luring local recruiters from India, especially from Hyderabad, into activities of Islamic State, the NIA officials said. "The list of names, this most wanted terror suspect Armar christened himself are- Chotta Mulla, Ahmed Ali, Anjan Bhai, Naukua, Yusuf-Al-Hindi, Gumnam, Shafi and many more,'' both Telangana and NIA officials told.

The findings were made by NIA after probing various IS-related cases registered across India, including at its regional center in Hyderabad. Shafi Armar made a vain attempt to substantially spread IS activities in India, and had roped in two Hyderabadi youths, Arshad Ali of Mehadipatnam and Kadir of Golconda, to Syria in 2015. After the duo reached Syria, the two are acting as intermediaries for both Shafi Armar and the new local prospective recruiters, and scouting for new recruits. The trio, Armar and these two are using mobile applications like Trillian, Surespot and Nimbus and avoided using WhatsApp. Officials in the Intelligence department said the handlers in Syria ask sympathisers to use only these three Apps and sometimes Telegram, for communicating their plans.

22 October 2 Hyderabad

Six absconding LeT operatives from Hyderabad are currently residing in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan and are operating from there. On September 16, 2016, the NIA special court in Bangalore (Karnataka) had sentenced 13 LeT operatives, including a B Com student from Hyderabad, Obaidur Ur Rehman, to five-year imprisonment for conspiring to kill right-wing politicians, journalists and police personnel from Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh), Bengaluru (Karnataka), Hubli (Karnataka) and Nanded (Maharashtra). The four-year investigation by NIA's Hyderabad unit had revealed that six of them, currently residing in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan, were instrumental in hatching the conspiracy.

Non-violent
23 October 19

Hyderabad

Hyderabad Police neutralised a FICN smuggling racket and arrested three persons from here after seizing fake notes with a face value of INR 9,00,000 smuggled from Dubai. Sleuths of Commissioners Task Force (North Zone) arrested Mohammed Aqeel Marfani, Ghiyas Mohiuddin and Mohammad Taufeeq Ahmed.

Non-violent
24 December 13

Hyderabad

Five IM operatives, including co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, were convicted by a special NIA court in Hyderabad in connection with the 2013 blasts in Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad. The other four convicts are Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas from Pakistan, Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi from Uttar Pradesh, Tahaseen Akhtar from Bihar and Aijaz Sheikh from Maharashtra. They are at present lodged in Cherlapally prison, where the special court heard the case. The sentencing has been posted for December 19, 2016. IM founder Riyaz Bhatkal, the prime accused in the case, is absconding.

The six were charged under various sections of the IPC, Explosives Substances Act and UAPA, 1967. The trial began on August 24, 2015. By the time final arguments concluded in November, the NIA court had examined 453 witnesses and over 150 documents. The court reserved its judgment for November 21, and then posted it for December 13.

Non-violent
25 December 14

Hyderabad

Prime accused in Dilsukhnagar blast case, and IM operative, Riyaz Bhatkal is believed to be holed up in Karachi, with the patronage of Pakistan's ISI. NIA detectives claim IM co-founder Riyaz made a huge amount of money courtesy the benevolence of ISI. "Several IM members received financial and material assistance from ISI, which has been providing shelter to Riyaz and his brother Iqbal Bhatkal in Karachi," the NIA said in its chargesheet filed in the Dilsukhnagar blast case. Officials said Riyaz is currently living a lavish life at a house in Karachi.

Riyaz's financial prosperity, a result of deciding to sail with the ISI, is what led to the IM split, an NIA source said. His decision was contrary to that of former IM members such as Shafi Armar who is reportedly in Syria luring Indians to join the ranks of the Islamic State (IS) - and others, who wanted to further the cause of either al Qaeda or the IS. As Riyaz reportedly has a passport issued by Pakistan, NIA officials are finding it difficult to track his movements and nab him.

Non-violent
26 December 16

Hyderabad

Two youths from Telangana, Hamid Ul Rehman of Hyderabad and Gufran Mohiuddin of Warangal were questioned about links with Islamic State (IS) after their deportation from Turkey about three months ago, were given clean chit. The duo was first deported to Mumbai, where the ATS questioned and released them after cross-checking their antecedents. An officer from the Telangana Police said, "We questioned and let them off. We cannot say if they had any plans to join terror outfits. They have been leading a peaceful life over the last three months or so." Hamid and Gufran were employed in Saudi Arabia for a few years before they moved to Turkey, where they were held for the lack of required documents. Over the past one year or so, dozens of youths have been held for trying to join the Islamic State in various parts of Telangana.

Non-violent
27 December 19

Hyderabad

Five IM operatives were awarded death penalty by a special NIA court in Hyderabad in the February 2013 Dilsukhnagar (Hyderabad) blasts case. This is the first case that any operative of the IM has been convicted. Earlier, on December 13, the court convicted the five operatives, including IM co-founder Mohammad Ahmed Sidibapa alias Yasin Bhatkal, Pakistani national Zia-ur-Rahman alias Waqas, Asadullah Akh-tar alias Haddi, Tahaseen Akhtar alias Monu and Ajaz Shaikh, who are at present in judicial custody and lodged in the Cherlapally Central Prison here.

The court convicted Yasin Bhatkal and others under various sections of IPC, Arms Act, UAPA. The NIA special court, after hearing the defence and prosecution's arguments, pronounced the quantum of sentence. According to NIA, Riyaz Bhatkal arranged for explosive substances and directed Asadullah Akhtar and Zia-ur-Rahman at Mangalore to receive the same.

After receiving the explosive materials and the money sent by Riyaz through hawala and money transfer channels, Asadullah Akhtar and Waqas reached Hyderabad and joined Tahseen Akhtar, who was already hiding there, it had said. Together they prepared two IEDs after procuring the other required materials as well as two cycles for mounting the IEDs from Hyderabad, the agency had said. After preparation of the IEDs on February 21, 2013, the accused mounted two bombs on two bicycles. They had planted them in two separate places in Dilsukhnagar which resulted in powerful explosions, it had said.

Non-violent
28 December 20

Hyderabad

IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and four others, who were convicted in the Dilsukhnagar blasts (2013, Hyderabad)) case, will file an appeal in the High Court against the death penalty awarded to them, their advocate said. "I have received instructions from the five and their relatives to file an appeal before the High Court. I am in the process of doing that,'' advocate Ramaswamy Mahadevan said. The death penalty order is also being submitted to the High Court, which has to confirm it.

Statement
29 December 21

Warangal District

The Hyderabad City Police - CCS Police arrested an eight member gang, allegedly involved in FICN racket, at Regonda mandal centre in Warangal District. SP Bhaskaran said that two of the gang members would print fake currency while the remaining members distributed it. New currency notes of INR 2,000 worth INR 1,35,800 were recovered from them. The SP said the arrested were sent for judicial remand.

Non-violent
30 December 22

Hyderabad

Six months after the NIA busted an Islamic State (ISIS) module in Hyderabad, the agency filed a charge sheet against eight members including their leader Mohammad Ibrahim Yazdani. The module was planning major attacks on VVIPs, religious places, crowded markets, government buildings including police stations and had even collected several kilograms of explosives for the purpose. The outfit'S leader Ibrahim Yazdani, who was in continuous touch with ISIS's principal recruiter for India - Shafi Armar - was specifically inspired by controversial Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and had even gone to Mumbai (Maharashtra) to attend one of IRF camp as a volunteer. Yazdani went for the IRF camp in 2010 and listened to his speeches. He had been following Naik's speeches since 2004. The other members of the outfit were also radicalized online by watching videos of the ISIS, bayans (discourses and lectures) of radical Islamic preachers such as Anwar Awlaki, Abdu Sami Qasmi, Meraj Rabbani, Tausif ur Rehman, Jerjees Ansari and Zakir Naik.

NIA charge sheet says that the module members downloaded and followed the ISIS propaganda videos, ISIS magazine - "Dabiq", which convinced them that the ISIS was fighting for the rights of the Sunnis. "The group associated with the terrorist organization called the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (the ISIS) and pledged their allegiance through the Bay'ah (oath of allegiance) to Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the self-proclaimed Caliph of the Islamic State and formed a group called Junood-ul Khilafa Fi Bilad Al Hind (Army of the Caliph from the South India)," says NIA chargesheet.

Non-violent
31 December 25

Hyderabad

A group of alleged Islamic State (IS) sympathisers, conspiring to target Police Stations in Hyderabad (Telangana), used a host of encrypted applications, including one developed by al Qaeda's propaganda arm, in order to keep their communication secure, the NIA said. Al-Fajr Media Centre distributes al Qaeda's online propaganda material. Its technical branch al-Fajr Technical Committee was established in 2012. Two years later, it released an Android version of it is encryption programme called Amn al-Mujahid (security of mujahid) for mobile phones. "Two members of the (IS sympathiser) group, Mohammed Ibrahim Yazdani and Abdulla Bin Ahmed al-Amoodi had downloaded Amn al-Mujahid encryption on their mobile phones," says the NIA charge sheet against eight members of the group. Even then, they never discussed their plans on these applications and preferred face-to-face meeting to discuss their targets, the agency noted. The group also used Tor applications like 'Orbot' and 'Orfox', which hide a user's internet usage by bouncing it through a series of computers around the world. "We will have to continuously update our knowledge and technology to keep track of the suspect communication," an NIA official said.

Non-violent

2015

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January 11

Telangana

Telangana Police began questioning the three suspected IM operatives after a Police source revealed that they had confessed to providing explosives for the Dilsukhnagar bomb blasts in February 21, 2013 (Hyderabad). Sources said that the arrested suspects are being grilled on their financial sources, logistic support, network and main handlers.

Non-violent
2 January 12

Hyderabad

One of the arrested IM operative, Syed Ismail Afaque was the man who assembled and supplied two IEDs used in the Dilsukhnagar bomb blasts in February 21, 2013 (Hyderabad). Top sources confirmed that Afaque, during joint interrogation by the Karnataka Police and the NIA, reportedly confessed that he had designed the IEDs and supplied them to other accused who planted them at Dilsukhnagar and executed the blasts.

Non-violent
3 January 16

Hyderabad

The Hyderabad Police arrested a 32-year-old US-returned engineering graduate, identified as Salman Moinuddin at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport (Hyderabad) while he was allegedly on his way to Syria to join ISIS along with his girlfriend, who is based in Dubai. Police said that Salman Moinuddin, the would-be militant, is also an active recruiter for ISIS. Counter-Intelligence wing of the Telangana State Intelligence said they had been tracking Moinuddin through his online activities and nabbed him no sooner did he land at the airport. It were the central intelligence agencies that had tipped off the state officials about Moinuddin, they added. According to Police, Moinuddin had planned to join his girlfriend Ayesha in Dubai from where they were to proceed to Syria via Turkey and establish links with ISIS militants.

Non-violent
4 January 19

Hyderabad

The Cyberabad Police (Hyderabad) sought 15-day custody of the suspected ISIS recruit, Salman Mohiuddin, from the court for custodial interrogation. According to sources, Police sought Hyderabad-based engineer's custodial interrogation for 15 days saying he was required to be quizzed to ascertain the identities of other members of the dreaded outfit and to interrogate him on charges on waging war against a country.

Non-violent
5 January 19

Hyderabad

Hyderabad Police is on high alert following alert from Britain and the Indo-UK Counter Terrorism Joint Working Group about an ensuing ISIS strike. Security has been stepped up at airports and major railway and bus stations. Since a five-member gang of alleged SIMI activists had already struck at a bank in Karimnagar, all the Districts Police has also been on alert in Telangana. Senior Police officers said that special security checks are conducted in various parts of the city and they will continue till January 26. Report added that major establishments in Hyderabad and Cyberabad are under close surveillance. A special wing of the Police is keeping a close watch on Internet users in the city to track down people getting attracted to ISIS and leaving for Syria or Iraq to join the terror group.

Non-violent
6 January 21

Hyderabad

A local court in Hyderabad sent Salman Mohiuddin, who was arrested for allegedly trying to leave the country to join the Middle-East terror group, ISIS to 10-day Police custody. Cyberabad Police, in its petition, had earlier sought 15-day custody of Salman and told the court that it needed to further probe his alleged ISIS links.

Non-violent
7 January 29 Hyderabad

Three women tailors, identified as E Anitha, K Saritha and G Harika and their employer, identified as D Laxmi Narayana were arrested in Hyderabad along with FICN worth INR 36,000. The fake notes were seized after their car was searched during a routine operation in Tappachabutra. The prime accused is at large. Police suspect the fake currencies might have originated in West Bengal.

Non-violent
8 February 10 Hyderabad

The NIA named suspected IM operative Ajaz Shaikh as 'accused number 6' in the Dilsukhnagar twin blasts (February 21, 2014) case, accusing him of financing the terror strike. Ajaz was arrested by Delhi Police's Special Cell last September form Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. NIA sleuths filed a petition in the Special Court for NIA cases in Nampally, a few days ago declaring Ajaz Shaikh, a BPO executive from Pune (Maharashtra) and part of an IM sleeper cell, as the sixth accused and charged him with financing INR 6,80,000 for executing the blasts. NIA officials sought the court's permission to get Ajaz, now in Tihar jail, to Hyderabad on transit. The court directed the agency to produce him by February 15. It is learnt that the prime accused in the case, Riyaz Bhatkal, used to send money to Ajaz from Dubai and Kuwait through foreign exchange and hawala (illegal money transfer) route. After collecting the money, he used to send it to different people on instructions from Riyaz through the hawala route for funding terror strikes.

Non-violent
9 February 15 Godavarikhani town in Karimnagar District

Police arrested six people along with FICN with face value of INR 3,65,000 at Godavarikhani town in Karimnagar District of Telangana. Arvind Kumar alias Bablu of Rai Bareli in Uttar Pradesh is the kingpin of the racket, said SP V. Shiva Kumar. He said Bablu was getting FICN from Bangladesh through one Sunil Kumar Pramanik of Cherapur village in West Bengal, Sudershan Singh of Rampur village in Uttar Pradesh, Jagdish Gujjar of Madhya Pradesh. Other accused are identified as Chetturi Rajaiah of Brahmanapalli village in Nizamabad District of Telangana, Durva Bheem Rao of Mothe village in Karimnagar District.

Non-violent
10 February 15 Hyderabad

Suspected IM operative Ajaz Shaikh, who has been named accused in the Dilsukhnagar blasts (February 21, 2014) case, has not only been a hawala money organiser, but also the one who arranged fake identity cards for others involved in the twin blasts. The NIA is likely to bring Shaikh to Hyderabad and produce him in a local court on February 16. The NIA had named Shaikh as the sixth accused in the case. "Using various software tools, Shaikh created fake IDs and supplied them to IM operatives since 2010. With these fake documents, Asadullah had entered into a rental agreement with a flat owner in Mangalore in November, 2012, and subsequently came to Hyderabad to execute the twin blasts," intelligence sources said.

Non-violent
11 February 19 Hyderabad

A special NIA court in Hyderabad convicted 15 persons in a 2012 case of circulation of huge quantity of FICNs and sentenced them to rigorous imprisonment ranging from four to five years. The accused were allegedly running a pan-India FICN racket out of Malda in West Bengal with a client base spread across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Jharkhand and sought FICN from Pakistan. NIA had registered a case in 2012 following which teams had carried simultaneous raids in West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Andhra Pradesh to bust the network. Morjen Hossain of Malda, the leader of this network, was arrested and NIA recovered FICN of INR 3.15 million in denominations of INR 1,000 and INR 500. A total of 25 persons were chargesheeted and 15 of them were convicted by the court of the First Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge-cum-NIA special court. Out of the rest, nine accused were acquitted while one accused is facing the trial in a juvenile court.

Non-violent
12 February 20 Hyderabad

According to NIA, IM terrorists had chosen Dilsukhnagar (Hyderabad) to carry out the twin bomb blasts on February 21, 2013 because they concluded that the area consisted of a large Hindu population and that most of its residents including students were converging at public places in the evenings. This was the conclusion of NIA officers after interrogating four of the six accused, who are in custody in the twin blasts case. While IM operative and accused number one Riyaz Bhatkal is said to be holed up in Karachi in Pakistan, Asadullah Akhtar, Waqas, Tehseen Akhtar and Yasin Bhatkal are in judicial custody in Cherlapalli jail in Hyderabad. Aijaz Sheikh, a Pune resident, was named as the sixth accused in the case by the NIA few weeks ago and is still lodged in Delhi's Tihar jail after being arrested by Delhi Police in another case. Till date, NIA has filed two chargesheets in the twin blasts case.

Non-violent
13 March 15

Syria

An engineering student from Hyderabad, identified Haneef Waseem who had gone to join IS, has died in the fighting in Syria, revealed the intelligence sources. Haneef had fled to Syria from London, where he had gone in November 2014 for studies. Waseem was studying for a master's degree in engineering in London. While in London, he got influenced by the IS. He hailed from Mancherial in Adilabad District of Telangana. He had visited home for the last time in February, 2015 to attend his sister's wedding. Police is also suspecting that Waseem took another young man from Karimnagar with him. A search is on for him.

Violent
14 March 24

Chandrayangutta area/ Hyderabad

Police arrested five persons along with FICN worth INR 4,68,000 in Chandrayangutta area of Hyderabad in Telangana. The accused identified as Mohammad Ismail of West Bengal, Mohammad Irfan, S K Azam, Mohammad Haneef and Gulam Rasool; belonging to different areas of Hyderabad, allegedly indulged in procuring and exchanging FICN, Police said. The fake currency is suspected to have been printed in Malda District of West Bengal and sent to Hyderabad through Ismail for circulation.

Non-violent
15 April 1

Nalgonda District/ Telangana

Two cadres of the SIMI, Aijazuddeen and Aslam had opened fire on a Police team at the Suryapet bus station in Nalgonda in Telangana, resulting in the death of two Security Force personnel, identified as constable Lingaiah and home guard Mahesh. They injured an inspector, a constable and a local politician going in a car nearby. They fled with the carbine belonging to the police and were on the run ever since.

Violent
16 April 4

Nalgonda District/ Telangana

Two cadres of the SIMI and a Policeman were killed and two others injured in an encounter with the Police near Janakipuram in Nalgonda District of Telangana. Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma stated that the slain duo were identified as Mohammed Aijazuddeen, a native of Kareli in the Narsinghpur District of Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Mohammed Aslam alias Bilal, who hailed from Ganesh Talai in the Khandwa District of MP. In the exchange of fire a Police constable, Naga Raju, died on the spot. A Police inspector, Bala Gangi Reddy, and a Sub Inspector, Siddaiah, received critical injuries. All States were asked to look for the five SIMI members - Mohammad Eijazudden, Mohammad Aslam, Amjad Khan, Zakir Hussain Sadiq and Mehboob Guddu, by the UMHA.

Violent
17 April 5

Nalgonda District/ Telangana

Khandwa (Madhya Pradesh) jailbreak fugitives and SIMI cadres, Mohammad Ejazuddin and Mohammad Aslam, who were shot in an encounter in Nalagonda District of Telangana on April 4, had plans to kill PM Narendra Modi and a plot to bomb the Sabarmati Jail in Gujarat to free their 'chief', Safdar Nagori, according to reports. They had made attempts to link with al Qaeda to free 9/11 accused and scientist Aafia Siddiqui from FBI custody in the US. Telangana DGP, Anurag Sharma stated, "Aijajuddeen and Aslam have been the active members of SIMI in Madhya Pradesh and were involved in acts of terror in India". They had also formed a separate wing called 'Maal-e-Ganeemat' within SIMI to fund their terror activities. Interrogation report of SIMI cadre Ejazuddin, Aslam and Abu Faisal shows they wanted to be the real face of home-grown terror, swearing allegiance to Taliban and al Qaeda, looking beyond ISI patronage enjoyed by IM

Non-violent
18 April 6 Telangana

Investigations by the NIA into the killing of two SIMI cadres in Nalgonda District of Telangana indicate that the terror module was planning a strike in Delhi. NIA sleuths are pursuing leads that show that the terror module was using Hyderabad and Vijayawada for logistics while planning a strike in the national capital. An unnamed senior intelligence official of the Andhra Pradesh Police said, "There is a strong Delhi link emerging. According to the NIA, the SIMI operatives were planning to strike in Delhi or its surroundings." He said that apart from the Delhi-Hyderabad train ticket recovered from the suspects, the NIA had "specific inputs" pointing to a plot to strike in the capital. It is suspected that Hyderabad, Nalgonda and Vijayawada have SIMI supporters. The official revealed that Nalgonda District has around 45 identified sympathisers of SIMI and other terror organisations.

Non-violent
19 April 6 Telangana

Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma said, "The two SIMI operatives, Mohammad Aijajuddeen and Mohammad Aslam alias Bilal, who were killed in Police encounter in Nalgonda District April 4, were suspected to be involved in Bangalore-Guwahati Express blast at Chennai Central railway station". He said the counter terror units of various states and national probe agencies were in Nalgonda to probe the case.

The duo, along with their accomplices, were involved in a series of crimes across various states since 2009. In 2009, they killed Pramod Tiwari, a BJP leader of Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh. They were arrested in 2011. After their escape from jail, they robbed Jharsiguda Gramina bank in Odisha in December 2013, SBI Choppadandy branch in Karim Nagar in Telangana and escaped with INR 46,00,000 in February 2014, was responsible for the bomb blast in front of Faraskhana Police Station in Pune (Maharashtra) in July 2014, another bomb blast at Bijnor in Uttar Pradesh in October 2014, robbed Mini-Muthoot office in Medak District in Telangana and escaped with 3.2 kilogram gold in October 2014 and robbed a branch of HDFC Bank in Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) in February 2015.

Statement
20 April 7 Nalgonda District

Five suspected SIMI terrorists were killed in an encounter in Nalgonda District of Telangana while they were trying to escape from Police custody. All the five terrorists were being taken to a court in Hyderabad from Warangal when they attacked the police officials escorting them. According to Police officials, the terrorists also tried to snatch the weapons and escape after which the SF personnel opened fire killing all of them. The incident took place on the highway from Warangal to Hyderabad. Telangana Police said all five terrorists had ISI connections and were working for SIMI. The state has been put on high alert after the news of suspected terrorists moving around in the state.

Violent
21 April 7 Nalgonda District

A Police Sub-Inspector, identified as D Siddaiah who was critically injured in exchange of fire with SIMI cadres in Nalgonda District (Telangana) on April 4 succumbed to his injuries. Siddaiah, had suffered four bullet injuries in the incident and was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Hyderabad.

Violent
22 April 18 Telangana

The encounter of two SIMI operatives on April 4 in Telangana has led to a threat to the lives of Police officers as Pakistan based outfits now plan to attack Police and carry out serial explosions to avenge the deaths of the terrorists. Central intelligence agencies have intercepted phone calls from Pakistan in which leaders of terror outfits LeT and IM are heard 'vowing' to avenge the encounter killing of Aijajuddeen and Mohammad Aslam by Telangana Police.

Non-violent
23 April 27

Telangana

In the wake of SIMI threat of retaliatory strikes, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao's security has been increased significantly. During the TRS public meeting at Parade Grounds in Secunderabad, besides providing unprecedented security to the CM, some Policemen, posted at entry/exit points, were given photographs, reportedly of missing SIMI operatives and wanted Maoists, and tasked to keep tabs on persons entering the meeting. Already, the state Police were warned by central intelligence agencies about possible retaliatory attacks either by SIMI or IM sympathisers. Incidentally,

Non-violent
24 May 5

Hyderabad

Fourteen students, who were en route to Syria and Iraq to join IS, were stopped at Hyderabad airport. The state as well as central intelligence agencies started verification of students with suspicious links after an engineering student, Mohammed Atif Waseem from Hyderabad, who joined IS, died fighting in Syria. The IB has launched 'Operation Chakravyuh' to counsel the youth who try to get recruited in the terror group IS.

Non-violent
25 May 15

Cyberabad

Cyberabad Police special parties, special operations team and zonal task forces are in for a major makeover. Not only they would be armed with the latest pistols and carbines when storming hideouts of criminals, the operations too would be executed with clock-work precision, with training under the aegis of OCTOPUS and greyhounds. Under the guidance of elite commando forces -OCTOPUS and Greyhounds, tackling terrorists and left-wing extremists respectively, specific modules were prepared for the special teams.

Non-violent
26 June 1

Mirchowk Police station limits / Hyderabad

The Hyderabad city Police busted a FICN racket by arresting four persons of a six-member gang including two juvenile boys hailing from West Bengal. South Zone Task Force team along with Palaknuma and Mirchowk Police Stations arrested Mohd Ghouse (48), Mohd Arif (32) and two minors in the limits of Mirchowk Police station in Hyderabad when they were exchanging the fake notes. Two other accused, Imam-ul Haq (30) and Talib (42) are still absconding, said Task Force Addl. DCP N. Koti Reddy. Police recovered INR 697,500 counterfeit Indian currency in the denomination of INR 1000 and 500, two motor cycles and 6 cell phones from their possession.

Non-violent
27 June 3

Malkajgiri area / Hyderabad

Nine persons, were held from Hyderabad's Malkajgiri area and a total of INR 1,50,000 FICNs, INR 20,000 original currency notes and seven cell phones were recovered from them. According to Police, the accused used to purchase small items from roadside shops, footpaths, tea stalls by paying the FICN.

Non-violent
28 July 6

Telangana

The judicial remand of arrested IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal was extended. "It was a routine appearance for remand extension," a prison official said while dismissing reports that Bhatkal threw a piece of paper with something written on it inside the court premises. Bhatkal is lodged in the Cherlapally Central Prison of Nalgonda District in Telangana.

Non-violent
29 July 6

Nalgonda District

With reports of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal's alleged conspiracy to flee from jail surfacing, Cherlapalli prison authorities in Nalgonda District of Telangana are mulling to put in place electronic eyes at least in barracks where terror suspects like Bhatkal and Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) agents are housed to keep a track of their movements. As of now, 12 alleged ISI activists are lodged in Cherlapalli jail.

Presently, CCTVs are installed at the entrance of Cherlapalli jail to monitor people entering the premises. The internal security is manned by security guards without the aid of any electronic surveillance. "Besides CCTVs for internal security, there is severe shortage of security men to guard the four towers of Cherlapalli jail and for external security. On Monday we wrote to the government to sanction 50 armed Telangana State Special Police (TSSP) personnel. As dangerous criminals are lodged in Cherlapally jail, there is a need to improve surveillance," a senior Telangana prison official stated.

Non-violent
30 July 22 Hyderabad

With intelligence inputs suggesting terror threat from Rohingya Muslims of Myanmar, who have sought refuge and settled in Hyderabad, City Police have stepped up vigil on those living here. Police, though, is tight-lipped about any recent intelligence inputs about members of the community being in touch with radical groups abroad. Police officials do not deny the vulnerability factor of Rohingyas, who, they believe could be easily exploited by extremists to take up radical paths.

Non-violent
31 July 31

Cyberabad and Hyderabad

Cyberabad Police has sought the cooperation of UNHCR to keep tabs on Rohingya refugees living illegally in Cyberabad and Hyderabad area amidst growing security concerns and stepped vigilance. In November, 2014 Khalid Mohammed, a Rohingya Muslim living in Hyderabad was arrested in connection with the October 2, 2014 Bardhaman (West Bengal) blasts.

Non-violent
32 August 1 Cyberabad

The Cyberabad Police have decided to arm corporates in the IT corridor. In fact, they have decided to issue arms licenses so that armed private security personnel can handle a crisis till Police or other security agencies take over operations. The decision to issue such licenses has been communicated to the companies and many have expressed interest.

Non-violent
33 August 12

Hyderabad

Cyberabad Police has ruled out the role of the banned SIMI in the failed robbery bid after they got information about the real culprits, reportedly a Maharashtra-based gang, involved in the bid to rob Muthoot Finance at KPHB (Hyderabad, Telangana) on May 29.

Non-violent
34 August 14

Chanchalguda area / Hyderabad

A Special Task Police Force arrested four suspected HuJI-B cadres from Hyderabad in Telangana. Police said the arresting of a Pakistani national, identified as Mohammed Nazir, two Bangladeshis, Faizal Mohamoud and Joynal Abdein and a Myanmarese national, Zia Ur Rehman from the Old City area raises huge concern. It is learnt that the Pakistani national Mohammed Nazir and three others have been taking shelter in a house in Chanchalguda area for the last two months. City Police said that Nazir has been in India from last five years and officials are investigating about their activities and affiliation with HUJI and possible terror links. Later Police also arrested, two terror suspects, identified as Masood Ali Khan and Sohail Parvez Khan, from the same area.

Non-violent
35 August 24

Hyderabad

An illegal immigrant said to be associates of arrested HuJI terror suspect and Pakistani national Abdul Nasir, identified as Hashim alias Shaik Ameer alias Anwar (40) was arrested by the Police from Lingampally railway station (Hyderabad, Telangana) based on a tip-off. Hashim, a native of Myanmar, has been residing at Zaheerabad for some years now and has been shuttling between Bangladesh and India.

Non-violent
36 August 26

Hyderabad

With the arrest of top operatives of Bangladesh-based HuJI-B in Hyderabad on August 14 and 18 respectively, and their role in helping the IM operatives to flee India, the Police strongly feel that 'Sleeper Cells' in Hyderabad are active. On recovering numerous telephone numbers from the mobiles of arrested HuJI-B operatives, the suspicion of the SIT about the sleeper cell functioning in Hyderabad has further strengthened. "They are sleeper cells. Their activity of arranging shelter to the illegal immigrants, arranging Indian identification and helping them cross the border is just a cover. The motto of the group in performing such activities is something that has to be extracted during interrogation," according to an unnamed SIT officer.

Non-violent
37 September 10

Hyderabad

Intelligence agencies in Hyderabad arrested an Indian woman, identified as Afsa Jabeen alias Nicky Joseph soon after she was deported from UAE for being allegedly involved in recruiting online for the Islamic State (IS). Afsha Jabeen has been posing as a British national while trying to lure young men and women through the social media into joining IS, sources said. Afsha, who hails from Hyderabad, was taken into custody at the airport after being deported along with husband and children. The arrest followed nine months of intense surveillance mounted on her in India, UAE and Britain.

Non-violent
38 October 15 Hyderabad

An associate of the arrested alleged HuJI operative Mohammed Nasir, identified as Alim Ul Islam Mandal was arrested by CCS officials when he came to meet Nasir at Cherlapally jail in Hyderabad, Telangana. Police said that two were planning to start a madrasa to impart jihadi training.

CCS officials said that Alim Ul Islam Mandal hails from Baltha village in Dakshin Dinajpur District of West Bengal."In the interrogation report Nasir earlier stated that he along with Alim Ul Islam Mandal and another person had conspired to construct a madrasa to impart jihadi training. Alim Ul Islam then came to Hyderabad to meet Nasir for charting out further plans for their unlawful activities,"

Non-violent
39 October 20 Hyderabad

The Gujarat ATS arrested a wanted man, identified as Gulam Zafar Gulam Husain Sheikh (50) from Hyderabad in connection with 2003 alleged 'jihadi conspiracy" case. Gulam Husain Sheikh, originally from Ahmedabad (Gujarat), was evading the law for the past 12 years. He is also alleged to have played a role in the murder of BJP leader Haren Pandya. Officials said that Sheikh is an accused in the "jihadi or ISI conspiracy" case which was allegedly hatched to avenge 2002 post-Godhra riots with the help of Pakistan-based terrorist organisations such as JeM, LeT among others.

Non-violent
40 November 24 Hyderabad

In the wake of an alert about possible terror attacks by the IB, Hyderabad Police conducted "cordon and search" operations in certain areas in Hyderabad and questioned several Myanmar nationals, besides taking into custody at least nine persons from Assam. DCP-south zone V Satyanarayana said that Police conducted combing operations in the early hours by cordoning off the areas of Hafeez-Baba Nagar and Ghouse Nagar. "As many as 67 Myanmar nationals were taken into custody, of which 48 possess UNHCR card. The other 19 didn't have any card," the DCP said. All of them were released after taking their finger prints and photographs and conducting inquiry, he said. Another 40 persons who were found to be living in suspicious circumstances were detained, questioned and their fingerprints were taken. Nine of them, hailing from Assam, were produced before a special executive magistrate and bonds were taken from them for guarantee of good conduct.

Non-violent
41 November 24 Hyderabad

Hyderabad Police has claimed to have neutralised a FICN racket with the arrest of four students, including one from Bangladesh, and seized FICN with a face value of INR 3,81,000 allegedly from them. The arrested gang members -- Mohammad Al Masrekin alias Sathy from Bangladesh, Razibul Hoque, Asif Iqbal and Minarul Islam, all students from different Districts in West Bengal were allegedly engaged in exchanging of counterfeit currency in Hyderabad, a Police release said.

Non-violent
42 November 24 Hyderabad

The NIA in its chargesheet against the IM suspect in the Dilsukhnagar case said that accused Ajaz Shaikh had shared files through wikisend and had sent encrypted fake documents to Riyaz Bhatkal, another key accused in the case. "Ajaz Shaikh prepared a fake ID with the photo of another accused, Tehseen Akhtar, and uploaded the same through wikisend with a password protection encrypted file" revealed investigators.

Non-violent
43 December 12 Hyderabad

A Kenyan national, identified as Ammena, whose name emerged in the ISIS related case was deported to her country by the Telangana Police. A Telangana Police official said Ammena, who came to work in Hyderabad for two months, was tracked by the Rajasthan Police as she was a member of the closed chat room of Sirazuddin. She was on the verge of radicalisation and even her profile photo was that of an actress holding an AK-47. "She neither has any links with the IS nor was found to be radicalised yet after thorough investigation. As we did not want to take a chance, we decided to deport her. On Saturday morning, she was sent back to Kenya via Mumbai,'' Police said. The girl, in her twenties, was earlier interrogated by the Jaipur Police with the help of their Telangana counterparts and central agencies.

Non-violent
44 December 27 Hyderabad

Union Minister for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya said, "Hyderabad has been lately turning into recruitment capital for these terrorist groups. In order to protect our youth and the city, the Telangana government should start a force, led by a DCP-rank officer, to deal with such elements. The Congress governments in the past had neglected this threat. At least, the present TRS government should take this threat seriously and try to eradicate this problem."

Statement
45 December 30

Hyderabad

Dukhtaran-e-Millat (DeM) 'cheif' Asiya Andrabi, visited Babanagar in Hyderabad, spent about five hours in the house of ex-president of SIMI, and took a flight back to Srinagar in 2014, while Police, particularly the state Intelligence wing and Hyderabad city Police were totally unaware about the visit. The Police had no inkling of her visit, which has raised the hackles among the top brass, who are now hurriedly making enquiries as to whom she met and what she spoke during her visit.

Non-violent

2014

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

August 4

Hyderabad

Banned outfit SIMI was possibly involved in sending controversial pictures to some Facebook users in Bareilly that led to communal violence in Meera Ki Paith locality a few days ago, cyber wing sleuths have found. The origin of the controversial Facebook posts was traced to Hyderabad, Secunderabad, Karmagunda and Madanpet, which are considered hubs of SIMI. Cyber wing experts have also found evidence that funds were supplied by some banned militant outfits in Kashmir to foment trouble in the city.

Non-violent
2
August 5 Hyderabad

The prosecution produced two witnesses, Masood Ali Baig and Mohammed Abdul Khader in the court of the First Additional Metropolitan Session-cum- NIA Special Court on the second day of the trial in the Mecca Masjid blast case in Nampally, Hyderabad.

Non-Violent
3
August 6 Begum Bazaar

The Central Zone Police conducted a 'cordon-and-search' operation in the Feelkhana area at Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad. Police officials said that they selected the area to conduct the searches as a terror group had conducted a recce of the area before the Dilsukhnagar blasts of February 21, 2013.

Non-Violent
4
August 7 Hyderabad

Hyderabad Police arrested a man, identified as Gaddam Linga Reddy in Secunderabad area of Hyderabad District for circulating FICN. Police seized notes with face value of INR 4,00,000 in the denomination of INR 500 from Reddy. The FICN was given by a man called Samsool from Farakka in Murshidabad District of West Bengal, Police said.

Non-Violent
5
August 18

Hyderabad

Kingpin of a FICN racket and peddler Ellam Goud, whose gang members on August 2, killed a Constable, P Eswara Rao and injured a SI during a fight recently in Shamirpet, is reportedly involved in transporting weapons illegally into Hyderabad. Balanagar DCP AR Srinivas said that six teams had been formed and searches intensified to arrest Goud.

Non-Violent
6
August 19

Ranga Reddy District

The leader of a gang involved in FICN circulation, Yellam Goud, who was also wanted in regard to attack on two Policemen in adjoining Ranga Reddy District of Telangana surrendered before the Police. "Yellam Goud, who had fled to Maharashtra, has surrendered before Police," Cyberabad Joint Commissioner Y Gangadhar commented.

Non-Violent
7
September 16 Hyderabad

The NIA filed its second charge sheet in the Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case. The charge sheet was filed against three IM operatives, Mohammad Riyaz alias Riyaz Bhatkal alias Ismail Shahbandri alias Riyaz Ismail Shahbandri, Zia-ur-Rahman alias Waqas alias Javed alias Ahmed alias Nabeel Ahmed, a Pakistan national and Tahaseen Akhtar alias Monu alias Hassan alias Sameer.

Non-violent
8
September 22 Hyderabad

The NIA filed a supplementary charge sheet against at least 20 IM operatives for their involvement in terror attacks in India, including Hyderabad. Some of the 20 who were charged are - Tahseen Akthar and Haidar Ali, Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas, Ariz Khan, Mohammed Sajid, Mohammed Khalid, Abu Rashid, Shanawaz Alam and Mirza Shadab Beg, Amir Reza Khan, Mohsin Choudary, Riyaz Ahmed Shah, Iqbal, Mohammed Saleem.

Non-violent
9
September 24 Hyderabad

Task Force Police arrested a fruit vendor, identified as Mohammed Ghouse, from Talabkatta in Hyderabad District and seized FICN worth INR 500,000 from his possession. Police also seized cash worth INR 280,000 from him.

Non-violent
10
October 18 Nalgonda District

The former president of banned extremist outfit SIMI, Salauddin Ahmed (45) died in a road accident at Peddakaparthi village under Chityal Police station limits on NH-65 in Nalgonda District of Telangana. Salahuddin, who originally hails from Nalgonda, was accused in the 2002 Dilsukhnagar Sai Baba Temple bomb blast case.

Violent
11
October 22

Hyderabad District of Telangana

A SIMI activist and an associate of arrested IM activist were arrested by North Zone Police in Secunderabad in Hyderabad District of Telangana. The duos, who are natives of Maharashtra, were reportedly in contact with three residents of Saidabad in their endeavour to go to Afghanistan for jihad training. Police said that one of them, identified as Shah Mudassir alias Talha, runs a general store at Umerkhed Yavatmal District and is a member of SIMI. The other youth is identified as Shoeb Ahmed Khan alias Tariq Bhai of Hingoli District and is an associate of Mansoor Ali Peerboy (Media in-charge of IM, Pune Module). Police recovered mobile phones, literature on explosive formulae and jihad, pen drives, CDs containing militant training programmes, passports and other documents from them.

Non-violent
12 October 28 Hyderabad

Police arrested a former Google employee, Munawad Salman (30), hailing from Tamil Nadu, in Hyderabad District (located in Telangana) for allegedly trying to join the IS. Police sources in Hyderabad said that Munawad was arrested after officials tracked his conversation for months and was certain that his hidden agenda to visit Saudi Arabia was to cross over to Iraq and join IS.

Non-violent
13 October 28 Karimnagar

The terrorists, who had escaped from the Jatana area of Bijnor in UP after a low-intensity bomb blast on September 12, were also involved in a bank robbery in Telangana. Shaikh Mehboob, Amjad Ramzan alias Dawood, Mohammad Aslam Ayub alias Bilal and Zakir Hussain alias Siddiqui, owing allegiance to a faction of the SIMI, had committed the bank robbery a few months after running away from Khandawa jail in Madhya Pradesh on October 25, 2013. Sources in the UP ATS claimed that they had committed bank robbery in Karimnagar to fund terrorist activities. It is also believed that they also have links to the October 2 Bardhaman blast in West Bengal.

Non-violent
14 November 1 Telangana

Telangana anti-terror agencies' list of wanted terror absconders, from Hyderabad and Karnataka include 22 persons suspected to be hiding in Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and the Philippines. "Of the 22, eight are believed to be holed up in Pakistan and 11 in Saudi Arabia. One of them is in Dubai and others in the Philippines," revealed an official. The suspects are linked to LeT, IM and JeM, against whom red corner notices are issued by the Interpol. Police suspect that Chota Sajid, alias Mohammed Sajid, is hiding in the Philippines. One Najiullah, alias Najji, is believed to have been sent to India by the LeT. NIA has also issued a second request to Interpol regarding Shahed Bilal's brother, Mohammed Majeed, seeking his whereabouts. Far-hatullah Ghori, another suspect, is an accused in a conspiracy to eliminate BJP leaders. Mohammed Asadullah Khan is an accused in the Bengaluru conspiracy case. Sabeel Ahmed and Mohammed Faisal, who are linked to the Bengaluru module, are also in the list.

Non-violent
15 November 6-7 Telangana

Hackers breached the security firewall of 22 Government department and organisation websites of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, and Odisha states on November 6 night and posted content alleging atrocities by the Indian Army in Kashmir. Majority of the websites are maintained by the NIC and by November 7 morning, all the hacked websites became inaccessible.

Non-violent
16 November 7 Hyderabad

Police tracing the links between IS and al Qaeda and local elements of Hyderabad have gathered that proxy user IDs were being used by both handlers and intended recruits on social networking sites to avoid getting caught by security agencies hot on their heels. By using fake IDs, they establish communication, strike deals and then delete the accounts so that they can remain untraced, the security agencies, stated. Such a method of communication was used by Mothasim Billah, former SIMI cadre, while speaking to his handlers, sources said.

Non-violent
17 November 13 Hyderabad

Police arrested four persons and neutralised a hawala racket near Chermas, Abids in Hyderabad. They also recovered INR 2.09 crore in cash. Task Force sleuths said that Darshan Turkhiya and Piyush Azmeera, who were repeat offenders, had brought INR 2.09 crore from Mumbai and Delhi and handed it over to BECL General Manager Madhava Ram and Assistant General Manager Ramesh Chand Goyal.

Non-violent
18 November 16-17 Hyderabad

NIA arrested a suspected Myanmar national, Khaleed alias Khalid Mohammed who was allegedly trained by TTP, from Hyderabad in connection with the Bardhaman blast case. Khaleed who had been residing in Hyderabad on the basis of alleged fake documents, was arrested by the State Police following an intelligence tip-off by central security agencies, official sources said. He was handed over to the NIA a day later. Khaleed is believed be an expert in IED, the NIA said and claimed that he belonged to Rohingiya solidarity organisation and had links with Bangladesh-based terrorist groups. The NIA also claimed that he was involved in running terror camps in bordering areas of Bangladesh and Myanmar.

Non-violent
19 November 17 Nampally

The NIA officials produced four alleged operatives of IM: IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, Zia-ur Rahman alias Waqas and Mohammed Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, all accused in the 2013 Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case, before the First Additional Metropolitan Magistrate in Nampally criminal court in Nalgonda District of Telangana. The accused were lodged in Tihar jail in Delhi.

Non-violent
20 November 21 Hyderabad

The US OSAC raised concerns about terrorist activity in Hyderabad. While noting that the "most common regional terrorist threat" is that from the Maoists, the "India 2014 Crime and Safety Report: Hyderabad" also raises concerns about radical Islamist groups in general and the IM in particular. Describing IM, which the US recognises as a "global terrorist organisation", as a "compilation" of groups such as SIMI and LeT, the report claimed that the militant group has on its agenda "carrying out terrorist actions" for the advancement of an Islamic Caliphate across South Asia.

Non-violent
21 November 22 Hyderabad

Khaled Mohammed, the Myanmar national arrested from Hyderabad on November 16 in connection with Bardhaman blast of October 2, 2014, disclosed that IM, TTP and JMB had joined hands for terror activities in India. Khaled disclosed that he had come to India with a specific target of increasing JMB's terror network in the country with help of local outfits like IM. Intelligence sources said that Khaled had been running a number of training camps along Indian border in Bangladesh and Myanmar. During this time he came in contact with members of TTP who further trained him in making explosives.

Non-violent
22 December 12 Hyderabad

The 14th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate in Hyderabad rejected the bail petition of two alleged SIMI operatives Shah Mudassir alias Talha and Shoeb Ahmed Khan alias Pusad Shoeb. The duo, who hails from Maharashtra, was arrested by the Gopalapuram Police on October 22, 2014. The investigation agencies have alleged that they were planning to travel to Afghanistan to seek militant training from al Qaeda.

Non-violent
28 July 3

Hyderabad

Arrested IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal made a call to his wife from Hyderabad jail saying he would be out soon with help from Damascus (Syria), triggering fears about the jailed jihadi getting help from IS. In the five-minute-long chat, according to the intercepts, Bhatkal is heard telling his wife Zahida, "Damascus se log madad kar rahe hain. Mai jald hi riha ho jaoonga. [Pople from Damascus are helping. I will be free soon]." Agencies suspect IS could help Bhatkal by enlisting the support of Ansar-ul-Tawhid Fi Bilad Al Hind (AuT).

Non-violent



 

 

 

 

 
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