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Five terror accused trying to flee gunned down in Telanga

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  8 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Hyderabad, April 7: Police shot dead five terror accused as they tried to escape from their custody in Telanga’s Warangal district on Tuesday when they were being brought to Hyderabad, police said. Policemen opened fire when the accused tried to stch a weapon from a policeman in the vehicle near Pemburti in Jangaon mandal of Warangal district, about 80 km from here.b Viqaruddin Ahmed and his four associates, involved in the killing of two policemen and several other extremist offences, were killed in the incident that took place between 10 and 10.20 a.m. A police official said the accused attacked policemen and tried to stch weapons when the vehicle was stopped to eble them to attend ture’s call.

“They tried to stch weapons from police and raised slogans. In the scuffle, there was an exchange of fire in which five accused were killed,” Deputy Inspector General of Police Malla Reddy said. A policeman fell on the ground in the scuffle and sustained minor injuries. There were 17 policemen escorting the accused involved in several offences. The police identified them as Viquaruddin, Mohammed Zakir, Syed Amjad, Izhar Khan and Mohammed Haneef.

While Haneef, an Ayurvedic doctor was from Gujarat, other accused hailed from Hyderabad or other parts of Telanga. Police cordoned off the scene of offence on Warangal-Hyderabad highway, leading to traffic jam. The bodies were later shifted to a hospital in Jangaon, where an autopsy is being conducted. The accused were arrested in 2010 after a series of attacks on police in Hyderabad. (IANS)

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