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VIkaruddin killed in an encounter

April 7, 2015 - Hyderabad

JANAGAMA – Warangal

In encounter at Janagama in Warangal district today Vikaruddin and his five associates were killed.

Sources said that when the police are shifting them from city prison to Hyderabad, they took weapons from the police and attacked the police party. Vikaruddin is the accused in the killing of a police constable and a home guard in Hyderabad earlier.

The encounter took place when police are shifting these ISI activities to Hyderabad.

It may be recalled that Vikaruddin had fired at Counter-Intelligence police personnel on December 3, 2008 at Santoshnagar, at a police party on May 18, 2009 at Falaknuma and fatally shot a policeman on May 14. He was arrested in 2010.

The deceased are Vikaruddin Ahmed, Suleman, Zakir, Azad and Asif who were suspected SIMI activists and the incident took place when they were being taken to a court hearing. They were currently lodged in Warangal Central Prison.

Vikar Ahmed also known as Vikaruddin is an activist of the Darsgah Jihad-o-Shahadath, an affiliate of the Islamic extremist group Students Islamic Movement of India and also linked to Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami. He is a suspect in the Mecca Masjid bombing. He was absconding from Andhra Pradesh police but was caught in July 2010. He was involved in deadly attacks on Hyderabad police in both 2008 and 2010.

Janagama encounter is a fake encounter The parents of Vikaruddin and Azad termed the encounter of their sons as of fake and demanded a probe by CBI. They said that they will take the bodies till an announcement is made.

MIM president Assauddin Owaisi has demanded the Telangana government to order an independent enquiry by a sitting high court judge. The story being floated around by the police will not be believed by anyone. How can the police be trigger-happy?’, he questioned. He termed the encounter is a State sponsored murder. He said that the killing of policemen is condemnable but killing of five Muslim youth in retaliation cannot be tolerated. He said that Telangana police has shown that if terrorist kill three policemen, they will kill five. What is the point of having courts there? There is a difference between a terrorist and an upholder of law, he said.

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