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Two more arrested in IISc attack case

Two more persons have been arrested in connection with the December 28 terrorist attack at the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore.

india Updated: Jan 24, 2006 22:49 IST

Two more persons have been arrested in connection with the December 28 terrorist attack at theIndian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Police said Nizamuddin alias Munna, aged 24, and M Noorulla Khan, 25, both residents of Chintamani in Kolar district in Karnataka, were taken into custody near Hesaraghatta on the city outskirts on Sunday.

The six arrest made till now were in constant touch with each other and had also participated in the meetings in Bangalore and were preparing to carry out "violent militant activities" in and around the city, police said.

Based on the information given by Nizamuddin, an electrician, and Noorulla, an auto driver, police recovered two "tin" bombs, one "tiffin-carrier" bomb, a country-made revolver with three rounds, three electrical detonators and a telephone book that had numbers of other members of the gang.

Police said the two, who are now in police custody for further interrogation, were "very keen" to undergo terrorist weapon-training plan drawn by Afsar Pasha, who was arrested earlier.

All the four arrested earlier wereLashkar-e-Taiba terrorists. MC Puri, a retired professor of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, was killed and four others were injured in the terror attack.

First Published: Jan 24, 2006 17:18 IST