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Terror plot accused were indoctrinated: Minister

india Updated: Jul 10, 2007 17:40 IST
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The three Bangaloreans who have been held in connection with the UK terror plot had been indoctrinated into the jehadi movement, Karnataka Home Minister MP Prakash said on Tuesday.

"Kafeel Ahmed, his brother Dr Sabeel Ahmed and their cousin, Dr Mohammed Haneef are into Jehadi movement as they had been indoctrinated. They (had) attended some meetings and delivered provocative speeches in the city", Prakash told the state assembly, referring to the findings of the probe into the backgound of the trio.

They had not committed any cognisable offence while they were in the city, he said responding to a query by Opposition Congress Leader N Dharam Singh and Vatal Nagaraj (Kannada Chaluvali Vatal Paksha) who raised the issue during zero hour.

The city police who have stepped up probe to unravel the Bangalore link to the UK terror plot have already interrogated parents of the trio, their associates, friends and others who had links with them, he said.

The police have not arrested anyone here in this connection, he added.

Prakash said that a hard disc seized from the residence of Kafeel has been sent for decoding to Thiruvananthapuram.

Kafeel, while handing over the disc to his mother Dr Zakia had asked her to ensure its safe custody saying it contained "project" details.