An ongoing probe by the Corps of Detectives (COD) into terror networks in parts of Karnataka has revealed that a techie arrested in Bangalore recently had been providing technical support to extremists, police said.
Mohammad Yahya Kammakutty, who hails from Kozhikode in Kerala and was arrested on February 21, was actively involved with an fundamentalist outfit in his home state, they said.
An electrical engineering degree holder and former employee with GE, Yahya, joined the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) after he shifted to Bangalore eight years ago, the investigators found.
Yahya was transferring funds, weapons and other support to terrorists across the country, but sources from where he used to get them remained to be ascertained, police said.
The arrest of terror suspects like Yahya, Riyazuddin Naser, Asadullah Abubakkar and Mohammed Asif has led the police to believe that parts of Karnataka, including Bangalore, were home to "sleeper cells" run by terror groups.
Yahya had even provided shelter to some terrorists who were guided to him to receive money and weapons, police said. He was also arranging identity cards, ration cards and other documents to terrorists, investigations have revealed, police said.
However, police were yet to get evidence whether Yahya had plans to undertake terror activities in the state, including in Bangalore.