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Bilal, Hamza had planned IISc attack

Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore | February 11, 2008 14:14 IST

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Even as confusion looms large over the death of Shahid Bilal, India's most wanted terrorist, a close aide of his has revealed that Bilal along with Abu Hamza had planned the attack on the Indian Institute of Science.

A narco analysis test conducted on Abdul Sattar, a resident of Hyderabad now in custody of the cops, revealed that Hamza is a Jaish-e-Mohammed operative and he had jointly planned the IISC attack along with Bilal.

This information could come in handy for the Bangalore police who have finally made some headway in the IISC case.

On Sunday an alleged militant by the name Sabahuddin was picked up at Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. According to the interrogation conducted on Nasir, the militant arrested in Karnataka, it was revealed that Sabahuddin had assisted Abu Hamza in the IISC attack.

Sattar claimed during the test that he had met Bilal in 2004 at a training camp in Pakistan.

Over there he read Bilal's diary which had specifically mentioned the plot regarding the IISC attack.

Sattar also said that apart from this, Bilal had also planned to attack some software companies in Bangalore.

Sattar also made certain startling revelations regarding Bilal's plans for Hyderabad.

Among the targets mentioned in Bilal's list were the city police commissioner's office, software companies and a flyover.

Sattar also said that Abu Hamza, the mastermind behind the IISC attack was involved along with Bilal in the Mecca Masjid blasts.

The Hyderabad police now have a common person to chase along with the Bangalore police.

The Hyderabad police will also interrogate Sabahuddin as he is believed to close to Abu Hamza.

Through Sabahuddin, both the Hyderabad and Bangalore police will look for information leading up to Abu Hamza.

The information regarding Sabahuddin was given to the police by Nasir who was arrested in Karnataka recently.

Nasir revealed that Sabahuddin had assisted Abu Hamza in the IISC attack and it was the latter who opened fire in which one person was killed.