Bhatkal: The four youths from Bhatkal, who were arrested recently on alleged terror charges, were on Monday brought to Bhatkal by the Central Crime Branch (CCB) to “collect evidence”.
The team, headed by Assistant Commissioner Omkaraiah, went to the house of arrested Dr. Syed Ismail Afaq and Abdus Saboor in the Tengengundi Cross area.
The team also reportedly visited the house of another youth Afeef Mota and questioned him. However, he was not picked up. The team is also said to have visited the Tengengundi port. The team, comprising four officials, reached the city at 4.30 pm. They did not speak to the media.
Meanwhile, Home Minister KJ George has claimed that the Bangalore city police have not framed anyone in the four terror suspects’ arrest. “The case is under investigation and we cannot reveal more details at this stage. He clarified the Bangalore city police have followed the standard proce dure while raiding the house from where the explosives were seized in Bhatkal. “Our police have arrested the people involved in terror activities. We have not framed anybody in the case. The charge sheet will reveal their role in a few days,” George said.
His statement came, after allegations of police framing the youths were made by prime accused Dr. Syed Ismail Afaq’s defense counsel Advocate Sultan Beary recently at a press conference.
Bengaluru Police Commissioner M N Reddi said that they had not zeroed in on any organisation responsible for the Church Street blast, but claimed that the investigation was on the right track.