Two gangsters killed in Telangana gunfight turn out to be SIMI terrorists on the run from 2013
news Thursday, April 09, 2015 - 05:30
Two gangsters and a policeman were killed in a fierce gunfight in Telangana's Nalgonda district on Saturday. Two police officers were also injured in the gun battle which occurred on Saturday morning near Janakipur village in Mothkur mandal of Nalgonda district, about 175 km from Hyderabad. Two pistols and a carbine, which the gangsters had snatched from police, were recovered from the scene .     Spot visuals: 2 criminals killed in an encounter in Nalgonda district of Telangana today early morning. — ANI (@ANI_news) April 4, 2015   Sources in the police have confirmed that both the men were part of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), a banned Islamist student organisation. #Telangana : Despite calls to surrender, the accused opened fire on policemen, resulting in exchange of fire. — dinesh akula (@dineshakula) April 4, 2015       The duo had earlier opened fire on the police while a police party was questioning them at Suryapet after deboarding them from a bus coming to Hyderabad from Vijayawada.   Who were these terrorists? One of the suspects has been identified as Aizazuddin alias Rahul, who escaped from the Khandwa Jail in October 2013 along with 5 other people who are called the 'Abu Faizal gang.' The Abu Faizal gang consists of Mehboob, Aslam Khan, Amjad Khan, Zakir Hussain alias Sadiq, and Aizazuddin alias Rahul and Abu Faizal himself who is their leader.  Members of the gang have been on the run for past eighteen months reportedly moving from Madhya Pradesh to Maharashtra and then UP to AP and Telangana. The suspects have been involved in murder of two MP Police ATS officials in 2010-11, failed terror strike in two police stations in Pune and a terror strike in a railway station in Chennai which caused one death in May 2014  The suspects had carried out a bank robbery in Karimnagar (Telagana) and then financed the Jama'atul Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), another terror outfit in Burdwan. JMB was making crude bombs in Burdwan last October to carry out strikes in Bangladesh. The suspects were also allegedly involved in making of crude bombs in Bijnore. One of the suspects is said to have sustained injuries when a bomb went off. Archival CCTV grabs show clear visuals. The police had launched a massive hunt for the duo in the district after the Suryapet incident and a police party reached Janakipur village in the early hours of Saturday after a tip off. With IANS Tweet Follow @thenewsminute
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