The Bangalore Police will seek the help of Interpol to secure Lashkar-e-Tayyeba militant Abu Hamza who is suspected to have shot a retired professor of IIT, New Delhi in an attack at the Indian Institute of Science (IISc) in December 2005. Four others were also injured in the incident, according to a top police officer.
At a news conference in Bangalore, police commissioner N Achyut Rao said only the Interpol could help in arresting Abu Hamza who is now reportedly hiding in Pakistan.
He and his accomplice Sabauddin aka Saba aka Farhan, in police custody since his arrest in Lucknow in February 2008, had originally conducted a reconnaissance of four targets but chose to attack IISc as an international seminar was underway there.
"Sabauddin has confessed that he was the mastermind behind the IISc case and had hosted Abu Hamza for a couple of weeks at his house in the city”, Rao said.