Tauqeer is said to be the financial secretary of SIMI and is instrumental in arranging finance from the LeT for terror attacks across India.
After the Mumbai train blast, in which he played a key role, he hid in Kerala with associate Shibli for sometime. He then shifted base to Bangalore for a year or so.
From there, he moved to Belgaum where he organized SIMI activists for the next attack. During his stay in Belgaum, he met Abu Bashar, now in the custody of Gujarat police for involvement in the Ahmedabad serial blast case. Abu Bashar used to organise meetings to motivate people for Jihadi activities and he even sought financial help from Tauqeer. Tauqeer promised support and even set up a group to execute the Hubli court blast.
In fact, Naseer had revealed Tauqeer’s movements and activities in Hubli and Belgaum in February during an interrogation. However, police did not pay much attention to this and failed to share this information.
Belgaum is in national media for the wrong reasons again. This love and peace loving small town is now on the international terror map.