Karnataka and AP police along with IB officials busted a terror sleeper cell in Karnataka and arrested 12 suspects –6 from Bangalore, 5 from Hubli and 1 from Hyderabad.
The suspects have been charged with plotting to kill Dharwad MP Prahlad Joshi, MLC and newspaper baron Vijay Sankeshwar and journalists Vishveshwar Bhat and Prathap Simha.
Most of these arrested men, including an engineer with DRDO and a journalist, are highly educated. They used internet telephony and Skype to communicate with their Saudi Arabia-based handlers.
Police are examining the laptops and cell phones seized from the arrested suspects. The arrested have been remanded to judicial custody until September 13. Their interrogation may lead to more arrests.