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Cops tracing Headley, Rana's movements in Kerala

November 14, 2009 17:42 IST

With the Intelligence agencies confirming that David Headley and Thahawur Hussain Rana had indeed come to Kochi and other parts of Kerala, the state police have started a massive man hunt to find out the duo's associates.

The state police officials said that the duo were targetting the Cochin Port and Nedumbassery Airport in Kochi. A battery of intelligence officials are in Kochi and are in the process of decoding the exact route taken by both Rana and Headley in Kerala. The state police special investigation team has already interrogated certain former Students Islamic Movement of India leaders and some former Naxal leaders.

Thadiyantavida Naseer who is credited for organizing several youths from Kerala into Kashmir to cross the Pakistan border for indoctrinating into terror process is considered as the contact person of both Headley and Rana in Kerala. The police special team is also investigating on the areas where the duo had gone and what exactly was the target of the dreaded terrorists.

The immigration records available with the state police shows that the duo had not entered into the state directly from any foreign country. After the presence of the internationally dreaded terrorists being reported in the state the police have started to act and a secret meeting of top police officers at the behest of the state DGP was held recently in Kochi to crack this issue and to prevent the state from becoming a terror hub.

Arun Lakshman in Thiruvananthapuram