Hindu Vivek Kendra
«« Back
Abdul Sattar handed over to Bangalore police

Abdul Sattar handed over to Bangalore police

Author: Omer Farooq
Publication: The Pioneer
Date: January 22, 2009
URL: http://www.dailypioneer.com/151552/Abdul-Sattar-handed-over-to-Bangalore-police.html

Terror suspect from Kerala, Abdul Sattar, who was arrested in a joint operation by police of the three southern States, was on Wednesday handed over to Bangalore police for questioning in the Bangalore bomb blasts case.

Fifty-seven-year-old resident of Malappuram Abdul Sattar, who was nabbed by the counter-terrorism cell and central crime station of Hyderabad along with a team of Kerala Police, was produced in the Nampally court on Wednesday where the magistrate handed him over to Bangalore police for 14-day remand.

The police officials in Hyderabad said that Abdul Sattar has links with the south Indian brigade of Indian Mujahideen and had close links with Riyaz Bhatkal who was wanted in connection with Hyderabad twin blasts in August 2007.

Abdul Sattar had gone absconding from his Hyderabad residence in November last year after his brother, Abdul Jabbar, was arrested by Kerala police. The police had then said that Abdul Jabbar had links with Lashkar-e-Tayyeba and had played a role in recruiting the youth and sending them across to Pakistan for interrogation. The police said, "Abdul Jabbar's name came to light after four Kerala youth were killed in an encounter in Kashmir in November last year. One of the Kerala youth killed in the incident, Abdul Raheem Aftab, was Sattar's son-in-law."

Sources said, "Abdul Sattar has admitted his hand in preparing timer devices for bombs and supplied some of them to Riyaz Bhatkal. The police are suspecting that these devices were used in the blasts in Hyderabad, Bangalore and Surat. However, in case of Surat, the bombs did not explode because of fault in the timers.

Radio mechanic by profession, Sattar has confessed that he can make a timer device within 20 minutes. He has also admitted to his links with Bhatkal with whom he had come in contact through Abdul Raheem Aftab. The police sources said that Sattar revealed that Riyaz had visited Hyderabad in 2007 and stayed at his home.

The police also said that Sattar was involved in extremist activities since 1995 when he, along with others, had plotted to kill the then Kerala Chief Minister EK Nayanar. But later, he fled to Hyderabad and settled down in the city in 1998 and resided in seven different areas.

While he had first wife in Kerala, he married second time in Hyderabad and has two children from the second wife. Police officials said that further investigations by Bangalore and Kerala police could throw more light on the network of Indian Mujahideen in the southern region.

Back                          Top

«« Back
  Search Articles
  Special Annoucements