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Jehadi CDs seized from home of terror suspects

Bangalore, July 8
Sleuths probing the alleged involvement of three city residents in a terror plot in Britain have seized CDs with 'Jehadi' material from the home of suspects Kafeel and Sabeel Ahmed, a top police official said today.

The CDs were found to contain "speeches by Islamic leaders", the official told PTI on condition of anonymity.

However, the parents of suspects Kafeel and Sabeel, both detained in Britain, and their cousin Mohammed Haneef, held in Australia, were unaware of their activities and their radical leanings, he said.

Evidence gleaned from the CDs and their internet communications have led police to believe that the trio had some fundamental leanings.

As part of their probe into local links of the Ahmed brothers and Haneef, police today questioned several people but kept details under wraps, saying any disclosure would hamper their investigation.

"More people were questioned today and we plan to quiz several more associates of the trio to trace their social network," the official said.

Police have also launched a massive hunt for some suspects who were in contact with the trio.

A meeting of top police officers was held here today to review the progress made so far by the investigating team and to discuss the future course of action on the basis of materials collected so far.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Gopal Hosur said police were working closely with several investigating agencies to decode the trio's internet communications.

The investigation is currently focusing on Kafeel's activities during his stay here between December 2006 and May this year, police sources said.

Kafeel, an engineer who returned from Britain in December last year, worked for a private company here. Police are probing whether he was working on any project during his brief stint here.

The investigating team was prompted to pursue this lead on the basis of the telephonic conversation Kafeel had with his mother Zakia Ahmed on June 30. He had then said he was working on a "global warming project" in Britain and asked the family to pray for his success.

Even as Haneef's questioning in Australia continued, his worried family said it had no plans to fly to that country. Haneef's kin also said there had been no response to their request to the Australian High Commission to allow them to speak to him.

The family, which had been assured by the High Commission that it would enable them to speak to Haneef, had still not heard from the mission on this issue, his brother Sohaib said. PTI



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