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Terrorism related incidents in Andhra Pradesh since 2007

2014

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

January 2

Dilsukhnagar / Hyderabad

Three suspects in the Dilsukhnagar (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) twin bomb blasts (February 21, 2013) are still at large.

Non-violent
2 January 29 Hyderabad

LeT operative connected to 26/11 accused Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and Muzammil was convicted by a NIA special court in connection with possession of arms and explosives and plotting to execute terror attacks in Hyderabad on May 7, 2006, in which two persons were injured.

Non-violent
3 February 5 Hyderabad

One person, identified as Dinesh (25), was arrested along with FICN from Hyderabad.

Non-violent
4 February 26 Vishakhapatnam

Police arrested eight members of two separate gangs, involved in the circulation of FICN in Vishakhapatnam.

Non-violent
5 February 27 Dilsukhnagar / Andhra Pradesh

IM India operations 'chief' Yasin Bhatkal's associate Asadullah Akhtar confessed that they had planned three blasts in Dilsukhnagar (Andhra Pradesh).

Non-violent
6 February 27 Andhra Pradesh

IB alerted Andhra Pradesh about possible terror strikes by IM and the LeT, during the 2014 election campaign.

Non-violent
7 March 14

Andhra Pradesh

NIA officials claimed that the DNA fingerprints lifted from various hideouts of IM matched with that those of Asadullah Akhtar and the absconding Tahseen, both accused in the Dilsukhnagar twin blasts (February 21, 2013).

Non-violent
8 April 3 Hyderabad

NIA told a court in New Delhi that arrested IM operatives Tehsin Akhtar and Zia-ur-Rehman alias Waqas were actively associated in the "planning" and "planting" of two IEDs which exploded at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad in 2013.

Non-violent
9 April 7 Andhra Pradesh

A division bench of Andhra Pradesh High Court set aside the conviction of six persons in 2005 Arms Procurement Case related to terror outfit HM and acquitted all of them, while the main accused Mujeed Ahmed's conviction of life imprisonment was upheld.

Non-violent
10 April 26 Kadapa

Police arrested one person, identified as G. Mastab Sahib alias Mastan from Badvel in Kadapa District along with FICN racket with a face value of INR 10,000.

Non-violent
11 May 5 Hyderabad

A suspect in the 2003 conspiracy case of Pakistan spy agency ISI, Saiyed Kirmani Abdul was detained at Hyderabad airport.

Non-violent
12 May 6 Hyderabad

With central intelligence agencies warning of a prospective terror strike on airport with a car laden with explosives, Rajiv Gandhi International Airport at Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh has been put on high alert.

Non-violent
13 May 8 Hyderabad

Four persons, identified as Mohammed Zubair Khan, Thakur Abhishek Singh, M Jai Singh and M Shashank were arrested along with FICN with a face value of INR 1,20,000 from their possession at Sultan Bazar in Hyderabad.

Non-violent
14 May 17 Hyderabad

Officials of Commissioner's Task Force (North Zone), Hyderabad neutralised a hawala racket and arrested six accused, along with INR 85,00,000.

Non-violent
15 May 23 Hyderabad

A court in New Delhi handed over three days' transit remand of IM suspects Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu and Waqas alias Zia-ur-Rehman to the NIA team conducting investigation in 2013 blasts in Hyderabad's Dilsukhnagar,

Non-violent
16 May 25 East Godavari

Two persons, identified as K Veera Raghava Reddy and Suryanarayana Reddy were arrested in Rajahmundry of East Godavari District along with FICN worth INR 800,000.

Non-violent
17 May 28 Dilsukhnagar

NIA officials took IM militants Tahseen Akhtar and Waqas to Dilsukhnagar in Andhra Pradesh where the twin blasts took place on February 21, 2013.

Non-violent
18 June 17 Hyderabad

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
19 July 17 Hyderabad

The 4th Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge acquitted four persons accused in a criminal conspiracy and fake passport case that was registered by SIC in connection with the Mecca Masjid (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) bomb blast case of May 18, 2007. The four are: Shoeb Jagirdar, Sheikh Abdul Nayeem, Mohammed Imran Khan and Syed Imran.

Non-violent
20 July 18 Hyderabad

The first additional metropolitan sessions judge in Hyderabad acquitted a former IAF employee, Mohammed Abbas, who was arrested from New Delhi in November, 2011 on charges of planning subversive activities in Hyderabad. Abbas was arrested in a sedition and criminal conspiracy case related to the alleged HM leader Mujeeb Ahmed.

Non-violent
21 July 25 Krishna District

The Krishna District Police arrested seven persons along with FICN worth INR 224,000, a computer and a scanner, from an undisclosed location. The accused were identified as Jalamsutram Venkanna, kingpin of the gang, Manda Prasad, Kolli Naga Venkata Satyanarayana alias Satish, Gade Pradeep, Vadlani Ramu, Siriguri Suryanarayana and Suddabattula Ramprasad.

Non-violent
22 August 2 Hyderabad

The Cyberabad Police carried out a decoy operation to arrest the Yellam Goud gang, which circulates FICN, in the outskirts of Hyderabad, in which one Armed Reserve Constable and one criminal were killed. However, two persons were also arrested. Police said they seized FICN in the denominations of INR 1,000 and INR 100, worth INR 1, 50,000.

Violent
23 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
24 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
25 August 6 Hyderabad

An Indian Army officer, Naik Subedar Patan Kumar Poddar, was arrested in Hyderabad on charges of passing on military secrets to a Pakistani woman 'spy' through social media, Police said. Poddar was produced in a court which sent him to judicial custody for 14 days.

Non-Violent
26 August 6 Hyderabad

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
27 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
28 August 18

Hyderabad

Kingpin of a FICN racket and peddler Yellam 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
29 August 19

Hyderabad

The leader of a gang involved in FICN circulation, Yellam Goud, surrendered before the Police. "Yellam Goud, who had fled to Maharashtra, has surrendered before Police," Cyberabad Joint Commissioner Y Gangadhar commented.

Non-Violent
30 September 5 Hyderabad

With al-Qaeda 'chief' Ayman al-Zawahiri announcing the launch of the Islamist terror outfit's branch in India, intelligence agencies and Police are planning moves to identify terrorist sleeper cells in Hyderabad.

Non-violent
31 September 10 Vishakhapatnam

Police neutralised a FICN racket and arrested three persons, identified as Kotamohanti Venkatesh, Maddila Laxmi and Rakoti Musalayya in MVP Colony of Vishakhapatnam.

Non-violent
32 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
33 September 21 Hyderabad

Investigations in Jaipur and Hyderabad into recent attempts by global jihadi outfits to recruit Indian youths has revealed the presence of at least two Indian origin recruiters on the Internet luring youths on behalf of ISIS or IS and al Qaeda, and working in collaboration with each other. Former Bhatkal native Abdul Khader Sultan Armar, who is believed to be currently based on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border and associated with the Ansar ul-Tawhid ul-Hind has emerged as a common al Qaeda-linked recruiter in both the Jaipur and Hyderabad investigations. Besides, a SIMI man from Karnataka currently said to be based in the Gulf region has been identified as a recruiter for the ISIS and as the one who recently attempted to recruit four Hyderabad youths via the Internet.

Non-violent
34 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
35 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
36 September 24 Vijaywada

One person, identified as Ripun, was arrested by the CBI from Falaknuma Express train from an unidentified location between Kharagpur (West Bengal) and Balasore (Odisha) railway stations along with FICNs with a face value of INR 500,000. It is alleged that the intercepted person was going to Vijaywada (Andhra Pradesh) for delivery of seized FICNs to some unknown person at Hyderabad," according to the CBI spokesperson.

Non-violent
37 November 6-7 Andhra Pradesh

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

2013

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Date

Place

Incident

Nature

1

February 21

Dilsukhnagar, Hyderabad Urban District

Twin blasts happened in quick succession a little after 7 pm, about 100 metres apart.

Violent
2 March 2

Karnataka

Maharashtra ATS with Karnataka Police detained a man, Shaikh Aqueel in connection with February 21 twin blasts.

Non-violent
3 March 7

Tadbund X road, Hyderabad Urban District, Andhra Pradesh

Five persons were arrested for allegedly circulating FICN. The main accused Gouse is still absconding.

Non-violent
4 March 12

NS

Police suspect links between Sabarmati (Gujarat) Central Jail tunnel case (2013) and the Hyderabad blast case (February 21, 2013).

Statement
5 March 28

Secunderabad railway station, Hyderabad District

Three persons were arrested on charges of possessing FICN.

Non-Violent
6 April 19 India

Preliminary forensic reports suggest that the bomb used in the Bangalore (Karnataka) blast of April 17, 2013 is similar to the ones used near Jama Masjid in New Delhi on September 19, 2010, Zaveri Bazar, Mumbai (Maharashtra) on July 13, 2011 and also in the twin blasts in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) on February 21, 2013.

Statement
7 May 22

Macherla area of Guntur District

Police arrested six persons, identified as Bandaru Edukondalu, Jangam Srinivasa Rao, Lakshmaiah, Shaik Basha, Silaruddin and Shaik Khayyum along with FICN with a face value of INR 136,000.

Non-Violent
8 May 25

Akbar Nagar, Bhavani Nagar, Hyderabad Urban District

FICN racket was busted as four persons were arrested. Police also recovered FICN worth INR 395,000 from their possession.

Non-Violent
9 June 26

Hyderabad Urban District

NIA named one person, Amit alias Prince, as an accused in the 2007 Mecca Masjid (Andhra Pradesh) blast case.

Statement
10 June 26

Hyderabad Urban District

A local court in granted bail to Tejaram presently in judicial custody in the case. He was granted bail since the NIA had failed to file a chargesheet against him within the mandatory 90-day period.

Statement
11 July7

Begumpet, Hyderabad District

Task Force arrested three persons identified as Mohammed Taj, Mohammed Hussain and Mohammed Osman near the Begumpet railway station in Hyderabad (Hyderabad District) and recovered FICN with a face value of INR 92,500 from their possession.

Non-Violent
12 July 12

Hyderabad

Forensically-processed images from the CCTV footage of Dilsukhnagar blasts (Februaray 22, 2013) in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) have established the Indian Mujahideen (IM) hand in the attack.

Statement
13 September 1 Mahbubnagar

Two persons, identified as Prakash Reddy (35) and Anjaneyulu (25), were arrested along with FICN with a face value of INR 63,000 from Chandrashekarnagar village of Mahbubnagar District.

Non-Violent
14 September 17 Visakhapatnam

One person, identified as Dwarapudi Venkata Reddy (33), was arrested with FICN with a face value of INR 4.95 Lakh from Railway Station Road of Anakapalle city in Visakhapatnam District.

Non-Violent
15 September 23 Hyderabad

NIA sleuths told a local court in Hyderabad that IM 'operational chief' in India, Yasin Bhatkal, who was arrested on August 28, 2013, had funded the Dilsukhnagar (Hyderabad) twin blasts on February 21, 2013, in which 15 persons were killed and 115 others were injured, through hawala network.

Non-Violent
16 September 26 Hyderabad

NIA has alleged that the absconding IM terror suspect Riyaz Bhatkal had supplied explosive materials for the Dilsukhnagar (Hyderabad) bomb blasts. The explosive materials reached Hyderabad in the third week of January 2013 before the blasts in February 21, 2013.

Non-Violent
17 October 4

Dilsukhnagar Hyderabad

A NIA special court restrained media from reporting on investigations and interrogation details of IM 'India operation chief' Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar in connection with the Dilsukhnagar (Hyderabad District, Andhra Pradesh) blast case of February 21, 2013.

Non-violent
18 October 5

Puthur / Chittoor District / Andhra Pradesh

Following a 12 hours operation, two persons, identified as Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik, suspected to be involved in murders of Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) functionary auditor Ramesh and Hindu Munnani leader Vellaiyappan, were arrested from a house at Puthur (Chittoor District) in Andhra Pradesh.

Non-violent
19 October 6

Hyderabad

LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda was on brought to Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) from Delhi by Hyderabad Police in connection with a case lodged against him here in 1998 on charges of waging war against India.

Non-violent
20 October 11 Hyderabad

A terror suspect and an associate of slain Azam Ghori identified as Mohammed Aijaz Ahmed (34), was arrested in Kuwait with the help of Interpol and brought to Hyderabad.

Non-violent
21 October 11 Hyderabad

The 14th Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate of Hyderabad granted Police seven-day custody of alleged top LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda, who was arrested by the Special Cell of Delhi Police from the Indo-Nepal border on August 16, 2013. At the same time, the magistrate directed the SIT to produce the accused in court on October 18.

Non-violent
22 October 17 Dilsukhnagar

In the investigation of February 21, 2013 Dilsukhnagar (Andhra Pradesh) twin blast case the two alleged suspects arrested 'India operation chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar made voluntary confessional statement under section 164 of the CRPC before a local court in Cyberabad.

Non-violent
23 October 18 West Godavari

Police neutralised a six-member gang involved in FICN racket at Palacole in West Godavari District.

Non-violent
24 November 6

Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh)

Task Force officials arrested a person, Habib Shaik hailing from Malda District of West Bengal at Secunderabad (Andhra Pradesh) and seized INR 395,000 worth FICN from him.

Non-violent
25 November 18 Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh)

CCS Police neutralised four-member of a FICN gang hailing from Murshidabad district of West Bengal and seized FICN worth INR 120,000 as well as genuine Indian currency worth INR 32,500 in Vishakhapatnam (Andhra Pradesh).

Non-violent
26 November 18 Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)

Extradited gangster Abu Salem was convicted in a 2001 fake passport case by a special CBI court in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh).

Non-violent
27 December 3

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh)

Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) blasts of February 21, 2013 were badly handled and were replete with serious lapses on part of the administration and various agencies that initially investigated the case, according to Indian Government.

Non-violent
28 December 22 West Godavari District

At least six persons were arrested by Andhra Pradesh Police in connection with circulating FICN with a face value of INR 1.93 lakh at Enjapudi village of West Godavari District.

Non-violent
2012

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April 27

Hyderabad

DRI officers arrested a passenger who arrived by an Emirates flight from Dubai and seized FICNs with face value of INR 4.Million from him at Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad. Officials did not disclose the identity of the accused. This is the first big haul of this kind at Hyderabad airport, the DRI release said. "The accused, who is being questioned, had made trips to Dubai in the past for the same purpose," the release added.

2 May 1 Hyderabad

Delhi court also allowed the plea of Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) ATS for a month's custodial remand of another IM militant, Mohammed Tariq Anjum (31). He is said to be a member of banned SIMI.

3 May 11 Vishakhapatnam

Police neutralized a two-member gang circulating FICNs printed in Pakistan. The Police arrested the gang from the railway station area of Vishakhapatnam.

4 May 16 Hyderabad

IM operative Mohammed Tariq Anjum reportedly told interrogators that the IM had carried out the twin bombings in Hyderabad to avenge the May 18, 2007, Mecca Masjid bomb explosion. Sources said that Anjum has given some vital leads about 'most wanted' IM founder Riyaz Bhatkal.

5 May 20 Hyderabad

The state intelligence agencies have intensified search for Shaikh Najeehullah alias Najeeh, an alleged LeT operative from Hyderabad, suspecting that he might have entered Andhra Pradesh with some sinister designs.

6 May 26

West Godavari District (Nizamabad, Tanaku)

The arrest of a manpower consultant from Nizamabad, Vamshi, and another broker, Srinu alias Subrahmanyam of Tanuku in West Godavari, by the DRI officials revealed that the Districts of East Godavari and West Godavari, are emerging as favourite places for circulating Pakistan-printed FICNs which are flown into Hyderabad via Dubai.

7 July 17 Hyderabad

Task Force team has arrested two persons, identified as R. Pandu Ranga Rao and Syed Sami involved in FICN racket near Gokul theatre in Erragadda in Hyderabad.

8 July 19 Hyderabad

Police busted a gang from Malda of West Bengal who supplied FICN in Hyderabad.

9 July 23 Hyderabad

Police arrested three persons on charge of manufacturing FICN and seized counterfeit notes with face value of INR 2, 00,000 in Andhra Pradesh.

10 August 11-12 Hyderabad

Police have arrested three persons for circulating FICN and seized INR worth 90,600 from their possession in Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh.

11 August 24 Hyderabad

According to classified Government report, the recent cyber attack 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.

Andhra Pradesh has topped the list of cyber crimes committed across the country.

12 September 2 Hyderabad

Police suspect that the money to execute the conspiracy to eliminate two corporators and a leader from Hindu right-wing organisation, using Hyderabad city (Andhra Pradesh)-based terror suspect Obaid-Ur-Rahman, might have come from Dammam.

13 October 2 Hyderabad

Alleged IM and SIMI operative Afaq Iqbal alias Danish Riyaz was brought to Hyderabad from Gujarat by the SIT of Hyderabad Police.

14 October 3 Hyderabad

Six persons were arrested with FICN having a face value of INR 2 lakh were arrested in Hyderabad.

15 October 13 Hyderabad

Syed Afaque Iqbal has now been booked by the SIT for reviving banned SIMI in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh). Two days after taking the custody of Iqbal, Hyderabad Police has claimed to have gathered sufficient leads to charge him of revving banned SIMI in the city.

16 October 23 Hyderabad

Delhi Police arrested another suspected IM terrorist, identified as Sayed Maqbool alias Zuber, from Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) for his alleged involvement in the August 1, 2012 Pune serial blasts.

17 November 6 Secunderabad

Police arrested three persons and seized FICN worth 6, 500, 00 from them in Secunderabad near Trivoli Theater, in Andhra Pradesh.

18 November 14 Hyderabad

West Zone Task Force sleuths arrested four members of a FICN gang from Motidarwaja in Golconda in Hyderabad District (Andhra Pradesh) and seized from their possession FICN 50,000.

19 November 22 Hyderabad

Mumbai CB has arrested a software engineer, identified as Tajool Kazi, from Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) for his alleged role in BEST bus at Ghatkopar attack (Mumbai, Maharashtra) on December 6, 2002, which killed four people. Kazi is an active cadre of SIMI.

20 December 8 Vishakhapatnam

Police authorities admit that the menace of FICN is on the rise in Vishakhapatnam city, Andhra Pradesh.

21 December 16 Hyderabad

Hindu Right Wing extremist Rajender Chaudhary was arrested in Ujjain (Ujjain District) of Madhya Pradesh. NIA claim Rajender alias Samunder alias Pehlwan along with one Amit planted bombs on the premises of the Mecca Masjid (Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh) on May 18, 2007.

22 December 17 Hyderabad

NIA special court remanded Rajender Chaudhary alias Pehalwan, a key accused in the Mecca Masjid Blast (May 18, 2007) in Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) case and Samjhauta Express blast of February 18, 2007, in 12-day NIA custody till December 28, 2012.


2010

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January 18, 2010

Hyderabad

The Special investigation Team (SIT) of Hyderabad Police arrested ‘south India commander’ of the LeT,  identified as Shaik Abdul Khaja alias Amjad, from Afzalgunj area of the city. Police said that the arrestee was linked to Mohammed Abdul Shahid Bilal, key suspect in the May 2007 Mecca Masjid bombing. Hyderabad Police Commissioner B. Prasada Rao said that Amjad was a resident of Moosaram Bagh and has been absconding since 2005.  Amjad, who also goes by the noms de guerre of Saif, Pappu and Abdullah, is accused of having close links with other terrorist groups like the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) and the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), Rao said, adds The Hindu. Rao also mentioned that Amjad was in Hyderabad for a recce for a terrorist attack. At the time of his arrest, he had in his possession USD 348, Saudi Riyal 313, United Arab Emirates Dirham 225 PNR 28,640 and BNR 348, Rao said.

2

May 3, 2010

Hyderabad

The Hyderabad Police neutralised a sleeper cell of LeT by arresting its operative Mohammad Zia-ul-Haq. The 34-year-old accused turned out to be the man who lobbed a grenade inside Odeon theatre at RTC crossroads in 2006, Hyderabad Police Commissioner A.K. Khan told reporters. Haq became passive soon after carrying out that grenade attack and continued to live in Hyderabad though he met his handlers now and then. In a joint operation with Counter Intelligence wing, the city Police arrested Haq, a resident of Edibazar of Bhavaninagar in old city. A Chinese made 7.4 pistol with six rounds and two Chinese made grenades were seized from him. Directed by his handlers to cause ‘maximum damage’ in the city, Haq was looking out for targets when city Police were alerted by central intelligence agencies, Khan said.

3

May 14

Hyderabad

A Policeman was killed when at least two gunmen attacked an unarmed Police Picket at the Khilwat junction of the communally sensitive Old City area, four days ahead of the third anniversary of the bomb blast at Mecca Masjid. Constable V. Ramesh and his colleague Sri Hari were under a tree when two youths drove up to them on a motorcycle. One of them whipped out a weapon and shot at the Policemen. Hyderabad Police Commissioner A.K. Khan said that Police suspected the involvement of Vikaruddin, a suspected operative of the LeT, who reportedly masterminded a similar attack earlier. Subsequently, forensic experts who sifted the area found two spent cartridges and a blood-stained Compact Discs (CD) believed to have been left behind by the assailants. The CD contained a statement by an unknown outfit, Tehrik-e-Galba Islami that the attack was in retaliation for the bomb explosions at Mecca Masjid in 2007. The statement is in the name of Mohammad Fasiuddin.

4

July 14, 2010

Secunderabad

The Andhra Pradesh Police on July 14 arrested a terrorist, identified as Viqaruddin Ahmed, who was on the run for more than two years after masterminding the killing of a home guard and a Constable in Hyderabad, The Hindu reported. On information that he was moving around in disguise, the Police arrested him when he came to a roadside shop to buy vegetables at Padmaraonagar in Secunderabad. The Counter Intelligence Cell also detained his brother, Sulaiman, and two others after raiding a single-room tenement they had taken on rent at Shabajiguda of Padmaraonagar. Among the detained was a homeopathy doctor, Mohammed Haneef, of Musheerabad, who sheltered Viqaruddin. Based on Viqaruddin''s confession, two youths were arrested from Miryalaguda in Nalgonda District. Police records show that Viqaruddin, who lives in Malakpet, was initially associated with the Darsgah Jihad-O-Shahadat, a religious fundamentalist organisation operating from the Old City.


2009

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January 20, 2009

Hyderabad

An Indian Mujahideen (IM) cadre and alleged key suspect of the July 2008 serial bomb blasts in Bangalore (capital of Karnataka) and Surat (Gujarat) was arrested by the counter intelligence wing of the Andhra Pradesh Police. The arrestee, identified as E. T. Zainudheen alias Abdul Sattar, a native of Malappuram District in Kerala, was actively involved in terror activities in different parts of the country. Sattar, a radio mechanic, is an expert in timer devices and prepared circuits placed with timers used for the Bangalore bomb blasts on July 25, 2008, a Police official said, adding, "We strongly suspect his role in last year''s Bangalore blasts. He also made timer devices for Surat bombs." Sattar was closely associated with Riyaz Bhatkal, a key leader of the IM, he said. During interrogation, Sattar confessed that he hosted Riyaz and Jabbar for two days in October 2008.

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May 2, 2009

Hyderabad

Mohammed Nissar, an alleged LeT militant from Hyderabad who disappeared in 2003 while facing trial in a terrorism case, was arrested by the Police in Hyderabad.

3

May 3, 2009

Hyderabad

A suspected LeT militant, identified as Mohammed Nissar, who was arrested by the Police from Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh, was remanded to judicial custody till May 18. According to the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), R.S. Praveen Kumar, Nissar alias Osman Bhai had been staying in the Manna Ekhelli village of Bidar District in the Karnataka State. "In August 2001, he along with Abdul Aziz alias Gidda was arrested for indulging in subversive activities and released on bail after three months. Later, he stopped attending the court and went missing,'' the DCP added. It is learnt that the Police had then recovered two pistols, one forged passport, Compact Discs containing jihadi material and an electronic detonator from him.


2008

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March 6

Hyderabad

Police arrested an agent of the Pakistani external intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), identified as Billah, following information provided by a terror suspect arrested in Karnataka. Billah was reportedly named by Raziuddin Naser, who was arrested in Karnataka in January 2008 in connection with a plot to carry out terrorist attacks in Goa and Hyderabad. Some sensitive documents and compact discs were recovered from Billah, who had previously been booked for two cases filed in late 2004.

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July 14

Chittoor

The Additional District Judge court at Madanapalli in the Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh sentenced to life imprisonment a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant Azad Ahmed Qureshi, who was arrested in Madanapalli on July 3, 2007. The 29-year-old Qureshi, a native of Kashmir, was sentenced and fined INR 12,000 under sections 121, 121a and 468 of the Indian Penal Code for waging war against India, conspiracy to wage war and forgery in the preparation of election identity cards in Kashmir by the Judge.

3

July 15

Hyderabad

Police arrested Mohammed Muqeemuddin Yaser, a former member of the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), from his residence in the Saidabad area of Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh. Yaser, who is a MBA student, is also the eldest son of Maulana Naseeruddin, the founder president of Tehreek-e-Tahaffuz-e-Shaan-e-Islam (TTSI) and is presently lodged at the Sabarmati jail in Ahmedabad for his alleged role in the assassination of the former Gujarat home minister Haren Pandya. Yaser’s younger brother Raziuddin Naser, a suspect in the twin blast cases in Hyderabad in August 2007, was arrested by the Karnataka Police in January 2008 for planning terrorist attacks in Karnataka and Goa.

4

September 1

Hyderabad

The Hyderabad Police arrested a person identified as Jaber for suspected links with the SIMI. Hyderabad City Commissioner of Police B. Prasada Rao said, "Jaber has been arrested for his alleged links with the banned SIMI and sharing material with SIMI head Safdar Nagori." Jaber, son of Moulana Naseeruddin, is a Hyderabad resident. Naseeruddin is an accused in the assassination of former Gujarat Home Minister Haren Pandya and is now in Sabarmati jail in Gujarat.

5

November 22

Hyderabad

Kerala Police arrested one Indian Mujahideen (IM) cadre, identified as Abdul Jabbar, from Rajendra Nagar police station limits. Jabbar reportedly belonged to Malappuram in Kerala and recruited youths from his home State for armed training in Jammu and Kashmir and in Pakistan occupied Kashmir. He had managed to escape from an encounter site in Jammu and Kashmir in October 2008. Investigation revealed that Jabbar is the relative of Abdul Sattar, another terror suspect. Jabbar confessed that he had received training in making bombs and assembling and dismantling of guns.

6

December 3

Hyderabad

A suspected terrorist involved in the May 18, 2007 Mecca Masjid blast case, identified as Vikar Ahmed, and his accomplice, identified as Amjad, and two others escaped after open firing at a three member police team, who tried to arrest them near the crowded Indira Seva Sadan cross road in the Santoshnagar area.


2007

Sl. No.

Date

Place

Incident

1

May 18

Hyderabad

10 persons were killed and over 50 others injured in a bomb blast at the Mecca Masjid (Mecca mosque) near Charminar. Over 10,000 people were offering prayers at the 400-year-old mosque at 1.15 p.m. when the bomb exploded. Police sources said that the explosive device, in which RDX was used, was triggered with a cellular phone and was hidden underneath a thick marble platform. Two more improvised explosive devices (IEDs) were recovered from the site and later defused by the police. Police also found a SIM card from a mobile phone attached to an IED.

2

June 15

Hyderabad

An ISI agent, Mohammed Abdul Sattar, a 27-year-old air conditioner mechanic, was arrested near Secunderabad railway station. Sattar reportedly confessed that he had received arms training in Pakistan in 2004 along with other ISI activists under the leadership of Shahid Bilal, a key suspect in the Hyderabad bomb blast.

3

July 3

Chittoor

A suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) militant, Azad Ahmed Qureshi, was arrested at Madanapalle. A native of Srinagar, capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Qureshi engaged in leather jackets business from 1993 to 1999 in Delhi. Subsequently, he began working for the Islamic Front, a militant outfit operating from Pakistan occupied Kashmir (PoK). He was in prison till April 2006 following which he continued to work with terrorist outfits, crossed over to Pakistan occupied Kashmir and established links with the LeT.

4

July 15

Secunderabad

A courier of terror operatives suspected to have links with Shahid Bilal, prime suspect in the May 18 Mecca Masjid blast in Hyderabad city, was arrested. The arrested man, 26-year-old Mohd Abdul Kareen Quadri, of Asmangadh in Malakpet, ran a watch repair shop in Malakpet.

5

August 25

Hyderabad

Police arrested four persons, including a Dubai national, and seized counterfeit currency of INR 2.36 crore from the old city area, hours before the twin blasts at the Lumbini Park and Gokul Chat Shop.

6

August 25

Hyderabad

The city police recovered a live bomb from Dilsukhnagar area and later defused it, hours after the twin blasts. The bomb was planted underneath a foot-over-bridge with a timer set for 9.30 pm, police sources said.

7

August 25

Hyderabad

10 persons were killed and 29 others injured in a bomb blast in an open air auditorium in Lumbini Park near the State secretariat when a laser show was underway.

8

August 25

Hyderabad

32 persons were killed and 21 others injured when an explosion occurred at 7.50 pm at the popular Gokul Chat shop in Kothi locality.

9

September 11

Hyderabad

One suspected agent of Pakistan’s external intelligence agency, the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was arrested by the Special Investigation Team probing the August 25 twin blasts in Hyderabad. Mohammed Sohail, a resident of Saleem Nagar in Malakpet, was arrested at the RTC crossroad area. He was reportedly found in possession of jihadi literature. Police sources said that Sohail was in contact with the Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) leader Shahid Bilal, the prime accused in the blast cases in Hyderabad.

 



 

 

 

 

 
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