Thursday, January 16, 2014

MP jailbreak men on posters in city





Mateen Hafeez TNN


Mumbai: The city police recently issued new posters of the terror suspects who fled from a jail at Khandwa in Madhya Pradesh on October 1 after stabbing two constables and looting rifles and wireless sets. 

    The posters, now being displayed at many police stations, beat chowkies and important junctions, also have the photograph of Indian Mujahideen’s alleged founder Yasin Bhatkal, who has been in police custody for the past three months.
 
    Two other arrested persons, Indian Mujahideen operative Afzal Usmani and 2011 Opera House bomber Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, are on the poster.  “The posters are for citizens’ information,” an officer said. “Sometimes, we may get help from an alert citizen who recognizes any of the suspects.”
 
    A major section of the police force feels the poster display is a kind of psychological war. “Once they realize their photographs have been displayed across the city, they will not dare to enter the city with plans to commit terror strikes,” an officer said.
 
    The poster has photos of 13/7 bomb planter Tehsin Akhtar, his accomplice Wakkas Ahmed and six alleged SIMI members who fled from the MP jail. They are cityborn Abu Faizal, Aslam Khan alias Santosh, Mehboob alias Guddu, Amjad Khan, Zakir Hussain and Ejazuddin alias Raja.
 
    Unlike an earlier ATS poster, which announced a Rs 10 lakh reward for providing information on 
each of its four suspects, the city police did not announce any prize on the new poster.
 
TERROR SUSPECTS
    
Tehsin Akhtar and Wakkas Ahmed are wanted for planting bombs on July 13, 2011
    Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar are facing various terror cases in New Delhi, Bangalore and elsewhere
    Usmani is facing trial for stealing vehicles and sending terror emails. The vehicles were allegedly used in the July 2008 Gujarat bomb blasts
    Six other suspected SIMI members are accused of engineering blasts, attacking jail guards and stealing police wireless sets



The Times of India, January 16, 2014

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