Encounter spree: Five terror suspects in Telangana shot dead while trying to escape
news Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 05:30
Police have gunned down five terror accused as they tried to escape from custody in Telangana's Warangal district on Tuesday. Police opened fire when the accused tried to escape while being brought to Hyderabad for a court hearing. The incident occurred between Aler and Jangaon, about 80 km from here. Viqaruddin Ahmed and his four associates, Syed Amjed, Izhar Khan, Mohammed Haneef and Mohammed Zakir who were involved in the killing of two policemen, were arrested in 2010 after a series of attacks on police in Hyderabad and were lodged in Warangal Central Jail. (Viqaruddin) All five terror accused were members of the Tehreek Ghalaba E Islam, an extremist organization. Reports also suggest that the gang had earlier plotted to attack Prime Minister Narendra Modi as well. Viqaruddin allegedly, also had links with the Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and Students Islamic Movement of India. (SIMI) (The bus from which the accused tried to flee) The incident occurred close on the heels of a gunfight in Nalgonda district on Saturday in which two operatives of SIMI and a policeman were killed. With IANS Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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