Karnataka Central Crime Branch(CCB) officials t arrested a truck driver identified as Swamy Sundar Murthy who allegedly made a hoax call to the police and claiming that a terror attack had been planned in major cities of Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Puducherry, Goa and Maharashtra.
Sources said eight live grenades and cash worth nearly Rs 60,580 were seized from him. Though he had no past record as a militant, sources said he was on the radar of security agencies when he reached Jammu from the Valley.
Mumbai, Feb 12 (ANI): The 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict David Coleman Headley’s 5th day of deposition began on Friday. Deposing before a special Mumbai court through video conferencing, he revealed that Lakhvi told him that 26/11 attack will be revenge to all bomb blasts planned by India in Pakistan. He further said that he visited Siddhivinayak Temple, made a video of the premises and purchased 15-20 sacred thread for 26/11 attackers so that they would look like Indians. He also told that he chose Cuffe Parade as the landing site for 26/11 attackers after visiting Gateway of India and Cuffe Parade. When he returned to Pakistan after his Mumbai visit from April 9th-15th, 2008, he met Sajid Mir and Major Iqbal to show them video of possible landing sites in India. He told the court that he was in Pakistan from April 15 to June 30, 2008, but during this period somewhere in May, he visited New York and Philadelphia.
Mumbai, Feb 11 (ANI): After a day's break due to a technical snag in the video conferencing link, 26/11 terror attack convict David Coleman Headley's deposition continued on Thursday. Due to yesterday's break, extra time has been allocated for the hearing today. Headley is deposing before a Special Mumbai Court in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case. During the last two days of deposition, Headley revealed several names in Pakistani Army and the ISI who are working closely with terror outfits Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) and Jamat-ul-Dawa (JuD) to carry out attacks in India.
Rampur/ New Delhi, Feb 08 (ANI): Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said that David Coleman Headley revelation will lead India to a logical conclusion. He added that he cannot speak in details as he does not have any official confirmation yet. He further said that it was already known who is involved in the terror attack and Headley’s deposition will be helpful.
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday condemned the recent terrorist attack on the Bacha Khan University in Pakistan. He said any kind of terror attack is reprehended. He expressed his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families and evoked strong sentiments, saying that killing of civilians or any form of violence is condemnable.
New Delhi, Jan 21 (ANI): President Pranab Mukherjee expressed grief over the Bacha Khan University terror attack and paid his heartfelt condolences to the bereaved families. He condemned the attack on the Pakistan University in Charasada and prayed for the speedy recovery of the injured. The president said this attack once again shows that no difference can be made between 'good' and bad terrorists and all forms of terrorism and all manner of support to them need to be completely eradicated.
Chakhan-Da-Bagh (Poonch), Jan 13 (ANI): Pakistani nationals condemned the recent Pathankot terror attack saying the attack was abhorrent. They are of the view Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would be taking steps to control terrorism and bring justice to the Pathankot martyrs. They said that they wanted the two nations to live in peace and harmony. The residents also believe that Nawaz Sharif’s course of action regarding the Pathankot terror attack would help in improving the relations between the two nations.
Patna, Jan 12 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) Chief Lalu Yadav on Tuesday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had failed to safeguard the nation and the party was liable as to how the terrorists entered Pathankot’s highly secured airbase. He further said that instead of engaging in communalism, BJP should answer about nation’s security. He said that Pakistani former General Pervez Musharraf is not the government of Pakistan and held the Pakistani government answerable regarding the Pathankot terror attack.
New Delhi, Jan 09 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson GVL Narsimha Rao on Saturday said that Pakistan has given assurance to India of a prompt action regarding the Pathankot terror attack. He said that India has provided Pakistan with evidences on terror attack and is hopeful of speedy results. He added that Pakistan’s tone is different and things would soon be known.
At least six people have been reportedly killed after a group of terrorists attacked a police station in Gurdaspur, Punjab early Monday morning. The incident has been reported in Dinanagar town close to the border with Pakistan. The gunmen were dressed in Army uniforms. Seven others are injured and have been admitted to hospitals.