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By Team Asianet Newsable | 11:36 AM March 18, 2017
2005 IISc terror attack: Bengaluru police to airlift LeT suspect from Tripura

Highlights

  • A City Crime Bureau team is waiting to get a transit remand of the suspect.
  • He will be airlifted to Bengaluru.

In a joint-operation, Karnataka Anti-Terror Squad and Tripura Police had arrested Habib Mia (37) from Jogendranagar area near Agartala

The suspect in the 2005 terror attack at Bengaluru's Indian Institute of Science (IISc), who was arrested near Agartala, will be brought soon to the city, a top police official said.

"Our four-member City Crime Bureau team is waiting to get a transit remand of the suspect from Jogendranagar court. As soon as they get the transit remand, the suspect will be airlifted to Bengaluru," Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Praveen Sood told PTI here.

The suspect could be airlifted and brought to the city soon, depending upon the weather conditions, another senior police official said.

In a joint-operation on Friday, Karnataka Anti-Terror Squad and Tripura Police had arrested Habib Mia (37) from Jogendranagar area near Agartala.

On December 28, 2005, suspected terrorists had barged into the IISc campus and opened fire, killing a retired professor of IIT Delhi and injuring four others.

Prof Munish Chandra Puri, Professor Emiratus of Mathematics Department of IIT Delhi, had fallen victim as the gunmen sprayed bullets from an AK-47 rifle when delegates attending an international conference were proceeding for dinner at around 7.20 pm.

The IISc attack was suspected to have planned by Pakistan-based banned terror organisation LeT.

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