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Bengaluru: Terror suspect techie undergoes narco test

Last updated on: February 29, 2008 23:47 IST

Yahya Khan, president of the Karnataka unit of the banned outfit Student's Islamic Movement of India, was subjected to a narco-analysis test at Bengaluru on Friday. During the test, he was asked several questions about the terror networks operating in Karnataka.

Yahya Khan was arrested about a week ago in Bengaluru. The police received information about Khan during the interrogation of Nasir, another person arrested for his alleged role in the Karnataka terror plot.

Investigating agencies in Bengaluru did not share much information regarding the results of the test and the information that Khan revealed. However, they said that they have received vital information regarding the terror plot in Karnataka and would investigate it further.

Khan, a software engineer hailing from Kerala, is believed to have recruited several youths, from both Karnataka and Kerala, to carry out terror strikes.

Khan also planned to finance several radical groups through his own IT firm. The police have also not ruled out the possibility of him planning to launching a cyber war.

The police have already conducted a narco analysis test on Riazuddin Nasir, Asadulla and Mohammad Asif, the three people picked up in connection with the same plot. Interrogations revealed that all of them had plans of conducting terror strikes in Karnataka.

The police have also received information that Khan and several other SIMI supporters from across the country had held a meeting at Hubli in northern Karnataka.

During the meeting, Khan and the others decided that they would make the government 'repent for its actions against Muslims'. They felt that the government was discriminating against Muslim youths and hence they needed to strike back.

They also decided to strengthen the SIMI movement in Karnataka and Kerala. It was also decided that SIMI would provide logistical support to various terror outfits, specially the Lashkar-e-Toiba.

Vicky Nanjappa in Bengaluru