Following a raid in Tumakuru city, police sources say that the city is turning into a hub for terror suspects.
Sleuths from the Central Crime Branch of Bengaluru police and Hyderabad anti-terror squad officials, who raided a few suspected terror hideouts in Tumakuru city on Monday, found important documents like photographs of politicians, maps, students’ contact numbers and gadgets, reported The Times of India.
Three houses in different parts of the city were raided based on the statements made by three terror accused who were arrested by the National Investigation Agency.
Police sources said, “One house is in the heart of the city, while two others are on the outskirts. The houses were taken on rent by a few `faculties teaching holy books at prayer halls'. At present, no one is living there.”
“What’s worse, these terror suspects planned to ignite nationwide violence during protests following the uproar at Jawaharlal Nehru University , when JNU student leader Kishan Kanhaiah was in judicial custody. Luckily, the conspiracy petered out,” said the sources adding that one of the meetings were to be held in Tumakuru forest.
“We have vital evidence to prove the underground activities of three terror outfits, Indian Mujahideen, IS and Anjum Deendar in Tumakuru,” said a police source adding that even the accused in 2010 blast near Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru during an IPL match, Yasin Bhatkal was also operating from Tumakuru.
Police say that the proximity of the city to Bengaluru makes it an easy escape.
“Other locals mind their own business and their non-intrusive ways provide perfect cover for carrying out subversive activities,“ they said.