Two terror suspects arrested at Gaya, 2 others on the run
Two men, suspected to have links with Harkat-ul-Jihadal-Islami (HUJI) , were arrested in south central Bihar’s Gaya district on Wednesday.
Two others accomplices, however, managed to evade the police
The police picked up Mohammad Tauseef Khan alias Mohammad Atik and Shane Khan near Rajendra Ashram in Civil Lines locality of Gaya, around 100 km south of Patna, on Wednesday afternoon. The photograph of one of the arrested persons matched with the one released by the police in newspaper advertisements, wanted in connection with terror activities.
Tauseef Khan is believed to be involved in the 2008 Gujarat serial blasts in which 56 people were killed and more than 200 injured, the police said.
Police said four persons had visited the Vishnu Cyber Café near Rajendra Ashram but did not produce copies of Aadhaar, which cyber café owner Anurag Basu demanded before allowing them to access the internet. Suspecting something was wrong, Basu, who also edits vernacular monthly ‘Saf Swar’, informed the police. Meanwhile, all the suspects walked out of the cyber café and boarded cycle-rickshaws from Shahid Chowk.
Basu, however, followed the suspects, caught Tauseef Khan as well as Shane Khan and handed them over to a police team, headed by Civil Lines police station SHO Hari Ojha, when it reached there. Two other suspects managed to give them the slip.
Gaya senior superintendent of police (SSP) Garima Mallick confirmed the arrests and said the cyber café owner would be felicitated by police.
“It is perhaps the first instance in Gaya when a law-abiding citizen mustered courage to inform the police about suspicious persons.” The arrested persons were being interrogated,” she added.
The arrested youth, suspected to have links with terror outfit HarkatuljihadIslami, at a police station in Gaya.