Mangaluru, Sep 23, 2022: The father of one of the suspected terrorists, recently arrested from Shivamogga, passed away at a hospital in Mangaluru on Friday evening.
The deceased, identified as Muneer Ahmed (57) was the father of Maaz Muneer (22) who had been arrested by police on terror charges. Sources said he had been admitted to Father Muller Hospital after suffering a massive heart attack.
Muneer Ahmed, who hailed from Thirthahalli in Shivamogga, had settled in Mangaluru for the education of his children. He had been a wholesale fish trader in Thirthahalli and continued his business in Mangaluru as well.
Muneer Ahmed was reportedly upset when his son Maaz was arrested on suspicions of having links with terrorists.
Meanwhile, a preliminary inquiry by the investigating agencies has reportedly revealed that Maaz, one of the two suspected terrorists arrested in Shivamogga, was allegedly a member of the ISIS-inspired al-Hind outfit which had planned to kill Hindu leaders and pro-Hindu officials in the state. The case has now been taken over by the NIA.