Indian doctor arrested over alleged militant plot

Police, who made more than a dozen arrests, say they had foiled the alleged assassination plan.


Afp September 03, 2012

BANGALORE: Police in the southern Indian city of Bangalore said on Monday they had arrested a doctor over an alleged plot by militants to assassinate prominent politicians.

Nayeem Siddiqui was detained late on Sunday in Davangere, 250 kilometres from Bangalore, in the latest of more than a dozen arrests after police said they had foiled the alleged assassination plan.

Siddiqui and the other suspects have been held under anti-terrorism laws for suspected links to the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba group, which is blamed for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, and the Harkatul Jihad alIslami (HuJI) militant outfit.

"During questioning the police learnt that Siddiqui was providing logistic and financial support to the (other) accused," Bangalore police commissioner Jyotiprakash Mirji told AFP.

Mirji said the detained Muslim men, aged between 21 and 30, were suspected of planning to kill politicians in Bangalore, the editor of a regional newspaper and a local reporter because of their "anti-Muslim bias".

COMMENTS (7)

google | 9 years ago | Reply

@amir farooq: they're free to go if they don't like it Amir; what keeps them in India? Help them and India out brother, ask the government to sponsor family visas for all Indian Muslims

zoro | 9 years ago | Reply

wrong headline !!! All other headlines will read ... Hindu Doctor arrested for alleged terror links ... so why this is not mentioned as A muslim Indian doctor arrested for terror links .... Hyipocrates ...

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