jan 5th, 2007
the 'kashmiri emporia' are terrorist sleeper cells.
and here's their goal: economic destruction.
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you were right about handicraft stores/emporia as
front for terrorist organization.
Terrorist attempt to attack Infy foiled
Bangalore, Jan. 5: In a timely and successful
operation, the city police on Friday foiled an attempt
by a suspected terrorist to attack IT major Infosys
and the HAL airport in the city. Acting on a tipoff, a
police team headed by additional commissioner Bipin
Gopalkrishna intercepted a passenger bus coming from
Hospet near Jalahalli on the city's outskirts and
arrested 32-year-old Imran, alias Bilal.
The police recovered one AK-47, 300 rounds of
ammunition, four AK-47 magazines and five hand
grenades from his bag. A few mobile phone handsets,
additional SIM cards, a satellite phone and a few
documents were also seized from his bag.
The police registered a case under the Arms Act,
Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the
Explosives Act. Giving a new twist to the incident,
the Bellary police confirmed that Imran has been using
a handicrafts shop as a front in Hampi for the last
four years. Depu-ty superintendent of police P.G.
Suddi said: "We came to know about his arrest this
morning, and after that we checked his shop, but found
nothing in connection with this case." He said that
after Imran's arrest, the police had directed 60-odd
traders in Hampi of Kashmiri origin — all of them
deal in Kashmiri handicrafts and pearls — to keep the
local police informed about their movements.
In the city, Karnataka director-general of police K.R.
Srinivasan, who addressed a press conference along
with city police commissioner N. Achyuth Rao, was very
reluctant to give details, maintaining that unless the
information given by the suspected militant was
verified it could not be shared with the media. He
asserted that the arrested man's link with any
terrorist outfit was yet to be established. Though a
city map with some markings was recovered from him,
the police declined to disclose any details.
Karnataka chief minister H.D. Kumaraswamy was,
however, far more forthcoming in sharing information
on the incident. "I am proud of our police team which
has foiled an attempt by a terrorist to attack Infosys
and the airport," he said. Intelligence sources said
Imran was a trained terrorist and had undergone
training in Pakistan. Karnataka chief minister H.D.
Kumaraswamy was, however, far more forthcoming in
sharing information on the incident. "I am proud of
our police team which has foiled an attempt by a
terrorist to attack Infosys and the airport," he said.
Intelligence sources said Imran was a trained
terrorist and had undergone training in Pakistan.
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