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Two alleged LeT activists arrested in Hyderabad

Police claims that the duo has links with those involved in a bomb blast at a temple in Hyderabad in 2002.

india Updated: Jan 31, 2007 16:31 IST
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Two alleged activists of the Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT) have been arrested in Andhra Pradesh.

Police claimed that the duo, who was caught on Tuesday in Sangareddy town of Medak district, had links with those involved in a bomb blast at a temple in Hyderabad in 2002.

Mohammed Omar Farooquddin alias Abbu alias Omar was arrested on charges of speeding. But during a search of his motorcycle, police found some incriminating literature. Another suspect, Abdul Rehman, was arrested on the strength of information given by him.

They allegedly had links with a man called Azam, who was involved in the blast at the Sai Baba temple in Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad that killed two people. Azam was killed by the police in 2002 on the outskirts of Hyderabad.

Omar, a native of Allipur in Zaheerabad, said he befriended Sajid of Khammam in Saudi Arabia in 1988. Sajid is alleged to have links with the Lashker.

The arrested duo also provided vital information about the whereabouts of 10 other suspects in and around Hyderabad.

First Published: Jan 31, 2007 16:31 IST

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