Two arrested suspected terrorists have revealed that they carried out explosion trials on the banks of Tungabhadra River in Shivamogga district of Karnataka, police sources said on Wednesday.
The team was planning to carry out bomb strikes all over the country once they got the handy explosives ready. One of the accused Syed Yasin, studied Electrical and Electronics along with another suspect Maaz, was trying to develop an improvised explosive device, police said.
The probe has indicated that Syed Yasin and Maaz jointly conducted the trial blasts at isolated locations in various places of the state and police suspect that they have joined hands with others in the state in this connection and chosen a few to train them to make explosives.
Yasin is believed to have conducted about 17 such trail blasts on the banks of Tungabhadra River in Hale Gurupura region of Shivamogga. The police have recovered materials from the spot, according to sources.
The investigations have also shown that the accused used a new app called WireApp to communicate. The police have gathered information that more than hundred persons are using this app and in touch with the accused persons.
The arrest of Jabiulla, who was shot in the leg after trying to attack policemen, was the turning point in the investigation. As soon as his arrest, the accused who are presently in police custody, had left the group.
All accused persons conspired and worked jointly to carry forward the Islamic State (IS) terrorist organisation’s activities.
The police have slapped cases as per IPC 1860, under Sections 120B, 121, 121A, 34. The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1957, Under Sections 18, 38, 39 and the Prevention of Insult to National Honours Act, 1971 Under Section 2.
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