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The cop who warned of attack on Bangalore

By Sheela Bhatt in Mumbai
Last updated on: December 28, 2005 23:58 IST
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Deputy Commissioner of Police Ajay Kumar, chief of anti-terrorist cell of the New Delhi Police, had warned that Hydrabad and Banglore are highly sensitive cities and vulnerable to Pakistan's Inter Services Intelligence-sponsored terrorist acts.

In August he had interrogated a terror suspect who gave him a clear picture of the ISI's plan in India in the coming months.

Ibrahim, who was arrested in Hydrabad had been brought to New Delhi on police remand. During his intense and lengthy investigation Ibrahim, an Indian national living in Hydrabad accepted that he had been to Pakistan. He also claimed that he had been to Pakistan to get training. The ISI has given him training in Balochistan and Bangladesh.

Terror attack at IISc, Bangalore

After the training he was handed a list of  eight targets. In New Delhi and metropolitan cities, Ibrahim and others were asked to attack market places, railway stations and bus stops. While in Hydrabad he was told to target senior police officers. Ibrahim was asked to attack the Software Park in Banglore . 

There was no mention of Indian Institute of Science, said Ajay Kumar  while talking to

However, he says, "I am not surprised. The success of  India's information technology industry makes it a target for anti-India terrorists."

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Sheela Bhatt in Mumbai