Tariqa – Terror Study Classes

via Compiled from expressbuzz.com published on December 15, 2008

2 held for terror link

TRIPUNITHURA: Throwing more light into the terrorist links in the state, the Tripunithura police on Saturday arrested two people, suspected to be part of a network of terrorist links.

The two, arrested in connection with a murder attempt, were part of a ten-member gang, in which one of them was killed in an encounter with the BSF in Kashmir recently.
Hasheef alias Ashique, 26, near Chathamvelipadam, Kakkanad and Prashanthkumar, 26, Puthalathu Veettil, Kalamassery, were arrested from a hideout in Kannur. 

Ashique had attended tariqa in Hyderabad

TRIPUNITHURA: Ashique, one of the two persons arrested by the Tripunithura police, had attended tariqa (the terror study classes) held at Hyderabad.

It is learnt that most members of the ten-member gang who attacked K M R Guru, the Muslim revolutionist, are active members of the terror network headed by Thadiyantavide Nazeer.

Both Abdul Jabbar and Nazeer depended mostly on these members for their smooth campaign in Kerala.

Earlier, Anaz, who was arrested last week in connection with the attempt to murder Guru, had confessed that he had provided all support to Abdul Jabbar during his visit to Kerala and arranged his medical treatment at Perumbavoor.

Abdul Jabbar, who had got systematic training in Kashmir, tried to spread his network in Central Kerala through Anaz and the other members of the gang, hailing from Ernakulam district.

Most of the members involved in the murder attempt of Guru were well trained and one of them, Muhammad Yasin alias Varghese, was shot dead in an encounter with the BSF in Kashmir. As part of strengthening the network, Ashique, along with some other members, attended the tariqa, the preliminary stage of joining the terror group.

This study class is considered as the first screening test for youths for being recruited for higher level encounter training in Kashmir.

The joint investigation team engaged in the terror related cases in Kerala expects more vital information about Thadiyantevide Nazeer, the master brain behind the terror network in Kerala, from the recently arrested youths.

The team had extended the search for the remaining members in their hideouts in Kannur and other places.

Surat blasts: Sainudheen an electronics expert

KOZHIKODE: Sai nud heen, who supplied the integrated circuits used in the bombs planted at Surat on July 29, was trying to experiment with a new variety of timer devices. Believed to be an expert in electronics, Sainudheen had earlier used mechanical clocks as timers in bombs.

Significantly, microchips were found to have been used in the bombs which exploded in Bangalore on July 25. Microchips were used as timers in a bomb that did not go off that day.

Sainudheen’s involvement in the episode came to light during the interrogation of Syed Noushad who was arrested from Mangalore in a joint operation by the Mumbai and Karnataka police. Noushad said he had collected a consignment sent by Abdul Sattar from a railway station in Kerala.

R iyaz Bhatkal, one of the founders of the Indian Mujahidheen, had asked Saif to collect the consignment. Noushad told interrogators that Abdul Sattar is an electrical contractor in Malappuram, who is now living in Hyderabad. Noushad carried the consignment to Mangalore and from there to Pune and Surat. It was only later the police realised that Sattar is the other name of Sainudheen.

T here is difference of opinion in the police over the content of the consignment sent by Sainudheen. Many believe that the microchips, manufactured by an American company, were used in the bombs recovered from Surat and Bangalore.

There is also a theory that the consignment could have been either AK-47 rifles or deadly explosives.

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