Brain test carried out on Lashkar suspect
Daily Times Monitor
HYDERABAD: For the first time ever, a novel method was used by the Indian Crime Investigation Department (CID) to extract the truth from a suspected terrorist.
The CID subjected a man to ‘brain wave fingerprinting test’ to confirm the link between the Sai Baba Temple blast and suspected sabotage of the Hyderabad-Bangalore Express.
Sources in CID told Deccan Chronicle that Syed Abdul Nayeem, a resident of Saidabad, suspected to be a Lashker-e-Taiba activist, was taken to the National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences at Bangalore for the test. CID personnel arrested Nayeem in November 2003 along with Irfan Ali Khan for providing shelter to the accused in the temple blast case.
A CID official on the condition of anonymity said, “We have information that the same module had executed the temple blast that killed two persons on November 21, 2002 and the Hyderabad-Bangalore train mishap in December 2002 in Kurnool, in which 19 persons lost their lives.”
Two people, Mohammad Azam of Rein Bazaar and Syed Aziz, alias Imran of Malakpet, allegedly responsible for the blast, were killed in separate encounters on November 22 and 23 in 2002 in Parvatapur on the outskirts of the city and Karimnagar respectively.
The police arrested Nayeem and Irfan in connection with the temple blast in October 2003. Police said that Abdul Bari from Riyadh was monitoring the two.
Experts, who examined the train mishap site, confirmed sabotage after the rails were found cut with a hacksaw.