Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Islamic terrorist Viqar Ahmed captured along with Jihadi gang


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Three short barrel guns with 35 rounds, four pistols, one dagger, a knife, CDs, a pen drive, four motorcycles and two fake media identity cards were recovered from them.

Viqar, who is associated with radical Darasgah Jihad-o-Shadat (DJS), formed the Tehreek Galba-e-Islam (TGI)

The police chief said TGI killed one policeman and one home guard in Hyderabad. TGI activists also killed one policeman in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, when he tried to prevent them from committing a bank robbery.

The accused confessed before the police that they committed robberies in Hyderabad and other places to fund their Jihadi activities.

The arrested include Haneef, a resident of Ahmedabad living here. He had allegedly given shelter to Viqar in both cities.

Syed Amjad alias Suleman is a staunch supporter of Viqar and had participated in all the offences with him.

Zakir, Riaz and Saeed operated as members of TGI.

The story so far....

In a major breakthrough, the city police on Wednesday arrested Syed Viqaruddin Ahmed alias Viqar, a terror suspect who is wanted for shooting to death a constable and a home guard on the anniversaries of the Mecca Masjid blast.Viqar had also injured several policemen in a series of shooting incidents and is suspected to have links with terrorist groups in Pakistan.

Police recovered three short barrel guns, four pistols, 35 live rounds, one dagger and a couple of motorcycles from his possession and also arrested his accomplices, Syed Amjad alias Suleman, Zakir, Dr Haneef, Riaz and Sayeed.

Counter Intelligence Cell officials traced Viqar after picking up Mohammad Hafeez, a doctor from Kaladhar Nagar in Muhseerabad, on Sunday. During interrogation, he reportedly confessed to have given shelter to Viqar following which the police arrested him. Viqar was staying at Hafeez’s house secretly.

Viqar, a native of Old Malakpet, came under the scanner after police learnt that he agreed to provide logistic support to the proposed terrorist camp organised by the SIMI at Ananthagiri Hills in Vikarabad.
He set up a wing of DJS called Tahreek Galba-e-Islam (TGI), and shot down two policemen.

Two Counter Intelligence policemen were injured when they tried to arrest Viqar on December 3, 2008, at Santhoshnagar after two persons accompanying him opened fire at them. Head constable Ram Raju was seriously injured.

On May 18, 2009, Viqar along with his accomplice Amjad fired at a police picket in Falaknuma, killing a home guard, Mr K. Balaswamy, and injuring a constable, Mr T. Rajendra.

In 2010, opened fire on a police picket deployed at Volga hotel in Shahali Banda. Mr Ramesh, a constable of Andhra Pradesh Special Police (APSP), died while two others injured in the incident.

“They also killed a police constable in Ahmedabad when he tried to stop them from committing robbery at a bank,” said a senior police officer. “We are reconstructing the events to collect strong evidence. We will conduct an identification parade and are also analysing the spent cartridges and the seized ammunition."

Viqar also confessed to the police that he planned to murder the BJP ministers in Gujarat.
“For this he had purchased a piece of land for Rs 5 lakh at Romalgar Village in Ahmedabad and constructed a house with an intention to carry out the activities of his outfit, the Tahreek Galba-e-Islam,” said a source.

Viqar and five of his associates were produced before a magistrate at his residence at Red Hills in Nampally here on Thursday and were remanded to 14 days.

Later they were sent to Cherlapally jail. Viqar’s role in the theft in five E-seva centers also became clear during the interrogation. The thefts were meant to fund terror activities.

He stole Rs 14 lakh from the E-seva centres in Chaitanyapuri, Old Malkapet, Santhoshnagar, Chikkadpally and Banjara Hills.

Viqar and Suleman alias Amjad were directly involved in these thefts. They were supported by one Omar, who is still absconding. Another person who aided Viqar is also at large.

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