HUJI, Pakistans ISI responsible for serial blasts in Hyderabad — police

NEW DELHI, Oct 7 (KUNA) — Police on Sunday charged that the Bangladesh-based terror group, Harkat-ul Jihad-e-Islami (HUJI), under guidance of Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence (ISI), had carried out three bomb blasts in Hyderabad since last May.
The police in the southern Indian city said Abdul Shahid or Bilal, a native of Hyderabad, who is now believed to be in Bangladesh, masterminded the May 18 blast at the Mecca Masjid in the city and twin blasts on August 25, news agency Indo Asian News Service reported.
While the blast during Friday prayers at the mosque last May claimed nine lives, the twin blasts in Hyderabad had killed 44 people and injured 100 others.
Bilal, a HUJI operative, masterminded the plot with the help of his two brothers and associates from Bangladesh under the directions of Pakistan’s ISI, the police said, based on a statement by Shahid’s brother Abdul Majeed during interrogation. According to the statement, Majeed told the police the blasts were carried out on Shahid’s orders and another of their brothers — based in Saudi Arabia — provided money for the terror strikes.
The conspiracy was hatched by Shahid and his friend Khaja, both residents of Moosarambagh area in Hyderabad, the city police said, who suspect that the entire operation was financed through informal money transfer by Saudi Arabia-based Abdul Samad, the elder brother Shahid and Majeed.
The police claimed that Abu Hamza, also a HUJI operative, came to Hyderabad from Bangladesh in the first week of May and manufactured bombs at the house one Imran Khan, who is now behind bars. The bombs were handed over to Majeed and one Kaleem, who is also in jail.
Acording to the police, Imran and Kaleem had made these revelations when they were subjected to narco-analysis tests in Southern Indian city of Bangalore last month. Similar tests were conducted on Nayeem alias Sameer, a native of Western Indian state of Maharashtra, who allegedly brought eight to 10 kg of RDX to Hyderabad last February.
An operative of Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Toiba, Sameer was later caught while illegally crossing over to India from Bangladesh.
After the August 25 blasts, the Hyderabad police had arrested 25 suspects. Police also suspect that Shahid masterminded the suicide attack on the police commissioner’s task force office in the city in 2005. One policeman was killed in that attack carried out by a HUJI operative