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The soft side of CRPF camp attacker

Vicky Nanjappa in Bangalore | April 17, 2008 02:56 IST
Last Updated: April 17, 2008 16:59 IST

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The mystery behind the Indian Institute of Science case is solved and Bangalore cops have their man. However, cops in Bangalore who interrogated the accused, Sabauddin, tell that this man was unlike other terrorists they had dealt with.

They found Sabauddin, who was arrested in Uttar Pradesh, to be extremely emotional and he in fact wept like a child during the interrogation.

Sabauddin was brought down from Lucknow and was in Bangalore for nearly 15 days for interrogation. He has now been taken back to Lucknow for further interrogation.

Sabauddin is being interrogated for his alleged role in the attack on the Central Reserve Police Force in Uttar Pradesh on January 1, 2008. He was arrested in UP nearly two months back.

The Bangalore police, who have been trying to crack the IISC case, got a lead from Riazuddin Nasir, the man who was arrested in the north of Karnataka. The police say that Sabauddin had accompanied Abu Hamza, the main accused in the IISC case.

When Sabauddin was produced before the local court in Bangalore before being taken to Lucknow, he pleaded with the judge stating that he wanted to stay back in Bangalore as he had developed a liking for the police over here.

The Bangalore cops who interrogated Sabauddin said that the man was very soft and sensitive and even regretted his actions. The Bangalore police had a tough time consoling him and even had to bring one of his friends to prison to cheer him up.

The police say Sabauddin pleaded with them to let him stay back in the custody of the Bangalore police.

The police, however, did not spell out as to why he wanted to stay back in their custody.

Sabauddin wants to reform himself and lead a normal life, the police said, adding that he also intends doing a course in Business Management from the Lucknow jail.

On the interrogation, the police say that they have received vital information regarding the IISC case. The Bangalore cops say that the IISC case would be completely solved only once they manage to track down Abu Hamza, the man who opened fire at the IISC campus in which a professor from New Delhi was killed.