Saturday, May 15, 2010

Devout Mohammedan identified in the killing of constable U.Ramesh Kumar

Bhagyanagar (Hyderabad), May 15, 2010 Waqaruddin Ahmed

Syed Viqaruddin Ahmed, a resident of the Malakpet area and belonging to "Darsgah-Jihad-O-Shahadat" (Centre for Holy War and Martyrdom), has been identified as one of the attackers in Friday’s shootout in Hyderabad in which one policeman was murdered. This unarmed policeman was killed in an unprovoked attack when three Jihadi gunmen attacked an unarmed police picket at the Khilwat junction of the Old City area of Hyderabad on Friday evening.
Constable U. Ramesh Kumar and his colleague Sri Hari were under a tree on a lunch break when three Muslim youths drove up to them on a motorcycle. One of the Muslims whipped out a gun and shot at the policemen. Eye witnesses said Ramesh made a vain bid to jump into a moving auto-rickshaw, as people ran helter-skelter on hearing the shots. The Muslim assailants chased Ramesh for over 20 yards and mercilessly pumped three bullets into his chest at close range and left him bleeding to death.
Ramesh was part of a five-member unarmed picket posted about a kilometre away from Makkah Masjid. Three of his colleagues were away when the attack took place.The body of Ramesh was shifted from Osmania General Hospital (OGS) here to his native Madanapalli in Chittoor district late last night after an autopsy.
Police officers with the body of Constable Ramesh Kumar

“We recorded statements of several eyewitnesses, including local shop owners and showed them Vikaruddin’s pictures. We are certain that it was Vicaruddin who, riding pillion, shot the policemen,” said a police officer who did not wish to be named.

Vikar Ahmed was identified as the assailant after investigators recorded statements of witnesses and analysed a blood-stained CD dropped by the Jihadi attackers at the site before they fled.
Considered tech-savvy, Ahmed typed a letter contained in the CD in the name of "Tehreek Galba-e-Islam", claiming responsibility for the brutal attack and promising more “Jihadi attacks” in Hyderabad.
Tehreek Galba-e-Islam is another name for Jihadi terror group "Darsgah-Jihad-O-Shahadat" (Centre for Holy War and Martyrdom), which is itself a front-organisation of the banned SIMI. All of them are ISI-funded and get weapons, training and logistics from Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayyaba and HUJI to impose a full-scale Islamic Shariah rule in India.

It was for the third time in the last 17 months that Islamic Jihadis attacked policemen on duty in Hyderabad city. So far, two policeman have been killed and two seriously wounded in these Jihadi attacks.
Earlier, in December 2008, Jihadis led by Syed Vikaruddin Ahmed had escaped after firing on a counter-intelligence police team who had gone to arrest him at Santhoshnagar, seriously injuring head constable Rama Raju.Last year, Wiqaruddin and another Jihadi accomplice fired at a police picket in the Falaknama basti area, killing Home Guard K Balaswamy, and leaving Constable T Rajendra seriously injured on May 18, 2009.Analysing the spent cartridges at the scene of this Friday's attack, forensic experts said the caliber of the bullets fired matched those used in the Falaknuma attack.

Police blocking a road with barbed wires to check passers-by after unidentified assailants shot dead a constable in Hyderabad on Friday.
Police blocking a road with barbed wires to check passers-by after Jihadis shot dead a constable in Hyderabad on Friday.

Martyred policeman cremated amidst public outpouring of grief
Tirupati, May 15, 2010

Martyred policeman U.Ramesh Kumar

Thousands of people thronged Gattuvaripalle village in Madanapalle rural mandal near Tirupati in Chittoor district on Saturday to pay their last respects to the martyred constable U. Ramesh, who was killed by Jihadis in Hyderabad on Friday (May 14, 2010).

As the body arrived at his native village in the afternoon, the family members broke down.
The district police authorities consoled them and arranged the funeral with police honors. Apart from Ramesh’s relatives and friends, the general public from neighboring villages thronged the funeral.
The district ministers, Ms Galla Arunakumari and Dr P. Ramachandra Reddy, the district collector, Mr V Seshadri, superintendent of the police, Mr P.V.S. Ramakrishna, senior police officials from Kadapa and Hyderabad attended the funeral.

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