Hyderabad blasts: Cops probe info about one-man sleeper cells around Hyderabad
They are also sifting through info given by arrested LeT operative, Mohammed Zia-ul-Haq, about one-man sleeper cells who were kept on standby for terror operations. Haq was held on May 3, 2010, for lobbing a bomb inside Odeon Theatre in Chikadpally in May 2006.
Apparently, Haq had told the police that he himself was a one-man sleeper cell.
Though he worked as a cab driver and used to earn Rs 2,500 a month, he said, he was regularly getting hefty amounts through the Western Union Money Transfer. His handlers had told him to be ready for a “job” whenever asked to. He had said that there could be many more individual sleeper cells that could be activated when needed. Investigators believe since many Hyderabad youth are under surveillance, youth from East Godavari and Nalgonda and towns around Hyderabad may have been roped in to help the bombers.
Six youths, who were arrested after the Mecca Masjid blast but acquitted later, were questioned on Sunday. They were asked if they could recall or know anyone who was behaving suspiciously or was not at home for a couple of days.
Sleuths asked them if they knew about the IM operative Syed Maqbool’s visit to the state early last year. Maqbool was arrested
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