Keralite Islamic terrorist arrested in Bangalore

via Media inputs published on February 22, 2008

Bangalore: A Keralite terrorist Mohammed Yahya Kammakutty, belonging to the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), has been arrested by the Bangalore Police.

The arrest was made by the a team of Corps of Detectives (CoD) of Bangalore Police on Thursday from Guruappanapalya on Bannerghatta Road in the city. The team was led by Deputy Inspector-General Alok Kumar.
But some of his associates managed to escape.

The 32-year-old terrorist is a native of a village near Kozhikode in Kerala and had worked with General Electric (GE) Software and is said to be an electrical engineer.

Police say he had been living in Bangalore for the last eight years. He was, however, unemployed for the past few months after GE sacked him last year.

Yahya has now been taken to Hubli and will be produced in a court there.

Police also seized computer from his residence which has his bank account details and some other documents. They are also trying to find out if he had any links with the suspected militants recently arrested in Uttar Pradesh.

Before it was banned by the Union government in 2001, SIMI had an office in Guruappanapalya.

Several former SIMI activists in Bangalore, Gulbarga and Bijapur are also under the scanner.

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