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Man held with 9/11, terror video clips in K'taka

Vicky Nanjappa | May 15, 2008 19:56 IST

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Cops in Belgaum, Karnataka have picked up a man, who was found in possession of video clips of the 9/11 attack and Kashmir terrorism.

The Belgaum police suspect that he could be part of a sleeper cell in Northern Karnataka.

Thirty two-year-old Liyakath Ali Abdulgani Sayeed, who was working in London [Images] in a security agency, returned to Belgaum on March 18 this year after he lost his job. He was living in Belgaum with his wife and two children, who are British nationals.

The Belgaum police, who arrested Sayeed from his house at Mahanteshnagar in Belgaum late on Wednesday evening, made public the arrest only on Thursday.

The cops say that they are probing into the matter and further details are awaited.

Sources in the police department told that Sayeed may not have been directly recruited into any terror outfit. He could have been a part of a sleeper cell and providing logistic support to terror outfits.

The Belgaum police refused to divulge any further details on the ground that the election process was underway in Karnataka and they did not wish to make it an issue at the moment.

In his possession, the cops found a laptop, cell phones and a CD containing jihadi material. Further investigations are on and it is too early to come to any sort of conclusion, the police said.

A special team has been constituted under the Deputy Commissioner of Police to probe into this case.