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The cop who warned of attack on Bangalore
Sheela Bhatt in Mumbai |
December 28, 2005 23:48 IST
Last Updated: December 28, 2005 23:58 IST
Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajay Kumar, chief of anti-terrorist cell of the New Delhi Police, had warned that Hydrabad and Banglore are highly sensitive cities and vulnerable to Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence-sponsored terrorist acts.
In August he had interrogated a terror suspect who gave him a clear picture of the ISI's plan in India in the coming months.
Ibrahim, who was arrested in Hydrabad had been brought to New Delhi on police remand. During his intense and lengthy investigation Ibrahim, an Indian national living in Hydrabad accepted that he had been to Pakistan. He also claimed that he had been to Pakistan to get training. The ISI has given him training in Balochistan and Bangladesh.
Terror attack at IISc, Bangalore
After the training he was handed a list of eight targets. In New Delhi and metropolitan cities, Ibrahim and others were asked to attack market places, railway stations and bus stops. While in Hydrabad he was told to target senior police officers. Ibrahim was asked to attack the Software Park in Banglore .
There was no mention of Indian Institute of Science, said Ajay Kumar while talking to rediff.com.
However, he says, "I am not surprised. The success of India's information technology industry makes it a target for anti-India terrorists."