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NIA to probe Bengaluru assassination plot

December 03, 2012 20:16 IST

The probe into the alleged plot to target politicians including members of Parliament, members of Legislative Assembly and also some journalists by 15 terror suspects belonging to lashkar-e-Tayiba and Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami who were nabbed by city police, has been handed over to the National Investigative Agency, a top police official said.

"The investigation into the plot which was foiled by the arrest of terror suspects has been handed over to the NIA recently", City Police Commissioner Jyothiprakash Mirji told PTI.

It was handed over to the NIA and 'it had national ramifications', he said. All the terror suspects, including a journalist of an English daily, were arrested from Hubli and Bengaluru between August 28 and September 3 by police, who claim to have foiled a plot to target MPs, MLAs and reporters in Karnataka.

A foreign-made 7.65 mm pistol, seven rounds of ammunition and other equipment were seized from them.

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