Police have found a Delhi-Hyderabad train ticket on one of the two Student Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operatives, who were gunned down by the Telengana police on Saturday.
Telangana state intelligence officials identified the men as Mohammad Ejazuddin, 30, and Mohammad Aslam, 27. Both are believed to be wanted SIMI operatives.
Sources said the ticket, purchased for the general coach, suggested that one of them travelled from Delhi to Hyderabad on April 2. The ticket was issued on April 2.
Intelligence sources said the two had opened fire at the police at Suryapet bus stand in Telengana, where the latter were searching a bus around midnight (on April 2).
The accused escaped from the spot and the police believed they were hiding in Jankipuram area.
Telangana police formed 18 teams immediately and tracked the accused.
"We had some information that they were hiding in an area near Jankipuram. Police cordoned off the whole area and every escape route was blocked. When they realised that they were trapped, they came out from their hideouts on Friday morning and looted a bike. Both were trying to escape on the bike when a police team intercepted them. The SIMI operatives opened fire at them. Then the next team took charge and gunned them down," said police sources.
As per police reports, the accused were involved in the July 10, 2014, explosion near Faraskhana and Vishrambag police stations in Pune, the Karimnagar blast and other terror cases.
History of criminal acts
Aslam: A resident of Ganesh Talai of Khandwa district, 27-year-old Aslam was accused of shooting at members of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh at Bombay Bazar area. He was involved in triple murders of Anti-Terror Squad constable Sitaram Yadav, advocate Sanjay Pal and bank officer Sanjay Pare.
Ezajuddin: Thirty-year-old Ezajuddin alias Riaz, aresident of Narsingh Colony of Narsinghpurdistrict, was involved in triple murder case in Khandwa.