Hyderabad Police on Friday arrested a suspected agent of Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence (ISI) and seized two fake passports from him.
Police sources said Parveez alias Syed Javed, a resident of Red Hills neighbourhood, was arrested when he was preparing to go abroad on a fake passport during a crackdown on suspected activists of the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT), believed to be involved in serial bomb blasts in Mumbai that killed at least 200 people.
Parveez was being questioned to find out if he had any links with those involved in Tuesday's blasts.
According to police, Parveez had formed a terror group Ikhwanul Muslimeen at the instance of some Kashmiri terrorists and recruited youths to carry out blasts at different places in Hyderabad in 1993. He was then arrested on charges of hatching a conspiracy to carry out subversive activities.
Parveez, along with his supporters, fled to Bangladesh a few years ago and underwent arms training. He then entered back into India and left for Saudi Arabia.
Police said he had returned to India last year and was preparing to again go abroad on a fake passport in the name of Syed Javed.
Meanwhile, a youth arrested on Wednesday on the suspicion of being linked to the Mumbai blasts has turned out to be a petty thief. Abdullah was arrested from a lodge in Nampally. Two stolen motorcycles were seized from his possession.
Another youth Mohammed Abu Talha who was detained on reaching Hyderabad from Mumbai was produced before a court where he was released. However, he has been asked to report to the police regularly.
Talha was arrested when he was moving under suspicious circumstances. However, police could not find any thing on him to link him to the blasts. He was released after Pune Police verified his antecedents and found nothing against him.
Meanwhile, a team of police officials from Hyderabad has left for Mumbai to have an on the spot assessment of the situation and bring home some experiences in dealing with the situation for taking preventive measures against such recurrence.