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Maha SIMI operative held by Hyd cops

Maha SIMI operative held by Hyd cops
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A Hyderabad police team has seized hard disks of two computers believed to have been used by Shah Mudassir alias Talha.

Hyderabad: A Hyderabad police team has seized hard disks of two computers believed to have been used by Shah Mudassir alias Talha, a member of proscribed SIMI arrested along with an aide of the IM operative in Secunderabad last month, for allegedly planning to visit Afghanistan to get training from al-Qaeda.

Mudassir, who used to run a shop at Umerkhed in Yavatmal district Maharashtra , had been apprehended along with his close friend Shoeb Ahmed Khan alias Tariq Bhai, an associate of Mansoor Ali Peerboy (media in-charge of Indian Mujahideen, Pune module) on October 22. Tariq was held from Hingoli district, also in Maharashtra.

According to police, the duo were allegedly planning to go to Afghanistan to get training from al-Qaeda for carrying out terror activities in India.

The Hyderabad police team, headed by Additional SP D Harish Kumar, reached Umarkhed on Tuesday and conducted thorough searches at Mudassir's shop and house apparently to look for any evidence on his association, if any, with any Afghanistan-based terrorist outfit. “Hard disks of both the computers were seized during the search conducted yesterday,” an official attached to Umarkhed police station said on Wednesday requesting anonymity as he is not authorised to speak to media.

When contacted, Yavatmal SP, Sanjay Darade on Wednesday confirmed the search by the Hyderabad police team, but did not elaborate.

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