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Terror accused held trial blast at Shivamogga

Deccan Chronicle. | DC Correspondent

Published on: September 23, 2022 | Updated on: September 23, 2022


BENGALURU: Shivamogga police's interrogation of the accused persons arrested in connection with terror links has thrown light into the accused successfully conducting a trial blast of the bombs they made and how they gained the knowledge of making bombs with the help of their terror network.

Shivamogga Superintendent of Police Dr Lakshmi Prasad said that the accused conducted a test blast which had an impact of about 3 feet at the blast site on the banks of River Tunga. "Their attempt has been thwarted before it was executed," said the SP.

Police also have recovered materials such as relay circuits, bulbs, matchboxes, wires, batteries, a dongle, a pen drive containing bomb making details, pen drive and locally available explosive materials, all used in making bombs

The accused, Yasin is an electrical engineer and his accomplice Maaz a mechanical engineer. Another accused Sariq is and under-graduation drop out.

The accused had plans to pursue Islamic State (IS) ideology in coming days and had established contact with the banned terror outfit. The idea of making bombs, the SP said, was through details shared by accused one Sariq who is yet to be arrested by the police.  They made purchased of the materials required to make bombs through online sites.

A believer in radicalisation Sariq, a resident of Theerthahalli in Shivamogga, came into contact with the IS network and influenced another Jabeullah. From Sariq, the radicalism spread to other accused Maaz and Syed Yasin through videos, PDFs and other materials. Sariq funded the activities and Yasin through cryptocurrency and was trying to influence others to follow IS ideology.

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