NIA Names 3 Accused For Conspiring Terror Attacks In October 2022 In Hyderabad


Hyderabad: The National Investigation Agency on Sunday, February 5, named three arrested persons — Mohd Zahed, Maaz Hasan Farooq, and Samiuddin under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) for conspiring terror attacks in Telangana’s Hyderabad last October.

NIA filed the FIR against these 3 accused and others on January 25 this year. The key person Zahed, accused in several terror-related cases in Hyderabad had recruited several youth, including Maaz & Samiuddin, on the directions of Pakistan-based handlers belonging to LeT & ISI.

NIA said, “As per the instructions of those handlers, Zahed conspired with his gang members to carry out terror activities including blasts and lone wolf attacks in Hyderabad City to create terror in the minds of the common public.”

“It was also learnt that Zahed had received hand grenades from Pakistan-based handlers and was planning to hurl them at public gatherings and processions in order to create communal tension,” the agency added.


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