Abdul Jabbar – Another Contribution of Kerala for Jihad

published on November 24, 2008




Abdul Jabbar had close ties with LeT: Police

Pioneer News Service | Kannur

Abdul
Jabbar alias Sattar (34) of Malappuram, arrested in Hyderabad on
Saturday in a joint operation by the special anti-terror squads of
Kerala Police and Andhra Pradesh Police, had close connections with
Pakistan-based dreaded terror group Lashkar-e-Tayyeba, the police said.
The Kerala Police’s special squad brought Jabbar to Edakkad police
station, Kannur, on Monday evening for thorough interrogation on
transit remand from a Hyderabad court.

Sources in the police
said that Jabbar, a native of Valamaruthoor, Mangalam, Tirur,
Malappuram district, had recruited several young men from Kannur,
Malappuram, Kozhikode, Ernakulam, Palakkad and Alappuzha districts to
the LeT training camp in Hyderabad. They said though information about
Kerala extremists’ connection to LeT had been received from the
interrogation of the other arrested persons, but the revelations by
Jabbar had established this fact.

According to the Kerala
Police, Jabbar had escaped from the security forces in Lolab valley,
Kupwara sector, Kashmir in early October with injuries while four other
militants from Kerala had been killed. Jabbar had already told the
police that he, along with the four terrorists killed in Kashmir –
Muhammad Fayaz, Muhammad Faiz (both from Kannur), Abdul Raheem of
Parappanangadi, Malappuram and Muhammad Yasin alias Varghese Joseph of
Chakkarapparambu, Kochi – had got training at the LeT camp in Hyderabad
in September.

The police had collected the records to prove
their transit from Hyderabad to Kashmir and the details of the
encounter in Lolab valley. He had already admitted to the special
anti-terror squad headed by Deputy Inspector General TK Vinod Kumar
that the encounter had taken place when he and the other four – Fayaz,
Faiz, Raheem and Yasin – had been trying to sneak into Pakistan. He
also confirmed that the other four had been killed in the action by the
security forces.

After fleeing the scene of action with
injuries, Jabbar had taken a train to Rajastan and from there to Delhi,
the police said. He then left for Hyderabad via Bangalore where he
married Nafia, an Andhra girl, at Chinthelpet. This was his third
marriage. Jabbar was arrested on Saturday from Nafia’s house, the
police said.

The police said that during his interrogation in
Hyderabad in which sleuths from the Intelligence Bureau and Research
and Analysis Wing (RAW) had taken part, he admitted that he had got
training in various terror activities including bomb-making. He also
told them of secret meetings between him and Nazeer of Neerchal,
Kannur, said to be the topmost LeT operative in Kerala, and Ibrahim
Moulvi of Vellamunda, Wayanad, the chief terror liaison man in the
State, at Edakkad, Kannur.

A team of the special anti-terror
squad under Circle Inspector Prince Abraham had stayed back in
Hyderabad to collect more information after senior officials left for
Kannur with Jabbar. The extremist would be produced before the
Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate, Thalassery, on Tuesday.

Sources
in the police said that Jabbar, who did not have much contact with his
house in Tirur, used to come home only occasionally. He had married
earlier from Mannarkkad and Purathur, and had two kids in his second
marriage. Sources also said that Jabbar’s brother Abdul Samad was an
NDF activist and an accused in an attempt to murder case.

With
the arrest of Jabbar, the number of terror men to fall into police net
rose to eight. The other persons were NDF Abdul Jaleel of Edakkad,
Kannur, Muhammad Faizal from Thayyil, Kannur, Mujeeb of Mouvanchery,
Kannur, Nainar Ali, Feroze from Pathalam, Ernakulam, Badaruddin of
Kaloor, Kochi and Nawas. The police hoped that Jabbar’s arrest would
help them in tracking down the top-most LeT recruiter Nazeer and his
right-hand man Ibrahim Moulvi.

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