Hyderabad terror attack accused wanted to carry out attacks in India, got hand grenades from Pakistan: NIA
Hyderabad, The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has booked three arrested people under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for planning the terrorist attacks in Hyderabad last October. The NIA, in its FIR last week, said the mastermind of the scheme, Abdul Zahid, is accused of involvement in other terror-related cases in Hyderabad and Mohd Samiuddin on instructions from Pakistan-based handlers linked to Lashkar-e-Taiba and Pakistani intelligence agency ISI. , Maaz Hasan Farooq and many other youths were recruited.
Zahid was earlier arrested in 2005 for his alleged involvement in a suicide bombing case, but was released in 2017 due to lack of evidence. According to the NIA, Zahid along with his gang members carried out blasts and lone-wolf attacks (in which a single terrorist tries to kill as many people as possible using a small weapon) in Hyderabad city on the orders of his handlers from Pakistan. Has hatched a conspiracy to carry out terrorist activities including.
Hand grenades were found from Pakistan
The NIA said it was also learned that Zahid had received hand grenades from his handlers from the “neighboring country” and was planning to throw them at public meetings and processions in the city to create communal tension.
The Home Ministry directed the NIA to register a case against the accused, saying the Center had received information that a person named Zahid had received instructions from “consultants in neighboring countries” to carry out terror activities, including blasts and lone wolf attacks. According to conspired with his gang members.
The order of the ministry said, “FIR No. 204/2022 was registered on 01.10.2022 at PS Central Crime Station, District Hyderabad, Telangana u/s 18, 18(b) and 20 of the UA(P) Act, 1967 Went.”
On October 2, 2022, the Hyderabad Police arrested Abdul Zahid, Mohd Samiuddin and Maaz Hasan Farooq for conspiring to throw hand grenades at public meetings. Two hand grenades, two mobile phones and Rs 3,91,800 have been seized by the police from Zahid.
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Tags: hyderabad, NIA, terrorism, UAPA
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 04, 2023, 17:08 IST