He planned to strike in Tilakwadi locality
Three other suspects arrested
The computer hard disk and other accessories that were seized by the police in Belgaum.
Belgaum: The district police on Friday said they had arrested a suspected terrorist who allegedly planned attacks in Belgaum city on May 22.
Inspector-General of Police (Northern Range) Raghavendra Auradkar and Superintendent of Police Hemant Nimbalkar told presspersons here on Friday that the suspected terrorist Liyaquat Ali, son of Syed Abdul Gani, was arrested on May 15.
During interrogation, it was found that he had planned to strike in the busy Tilakwadi locality in the heart of the city on the day of polling, May 22, they said.
The police arrested Imtiyaz Abdul Ijaz Dalayat (21) and Nadeem Syed (20) on Thursday in this connection. The police seized several objectionable materials and provocative literature ascribed to Osama bin Laden, a computer hard disk and laptop containing picture clippings on post-Godhra violence in Gujarat and Jammu and Kashmir from Liyaquat Ali and Nasir, another suspect.
Documents having information related to manufacture of explosive devices using LPG cylinders, glycerol, nitric acid and sulphuric acid were seized from Imtiyaz and Nadeem, the police said. All the four suspected terrorists were from Belgaum city, the police said and added that they had links with one “Dr. Munroz”, an activist of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
Liyaquat Ali, who was serving in a London-based security agency, had returned to his home in Khusro Colony on March 18, the police said.
Liyaquat Ali has been sent to judicial custody.
Nasir, a resident of Azam Nagar, Imtiyaz and Nadeem, both residents of Ashok Nagar, have been sent to police custody.
A special squad led by Additional Superintendent of Police Raman Gupta and Deputy Superintendent of Police Muttuswamy Naidu is carrying out investigations.