Bangalore, Aug 31 : In a joint operation on Wednesday, police have rounded up 10 youth — including a doctor and a Bangalore-based journalist — in Bangalore and Hubli city over their alleged involvement in anti-national activities.
Bangalore unit of Central Crime Branch, Uttar Pradesh police and Delhi police carried out the joint operation and arrested the youth. The CCB confirmed that it has detained 10 persons regarding some serious crime, but refused to give details.
In Bangalore, six youth were picked up from Munireddy Palya at RT Nagar about 8 am. A team of police personnel in mufti nabbed them and took them away in a car. Another police team headed by CCB inspector NB Sakri picked up four youth, including a doctor, in Hubli. They are Imran Bahadduri, Dr Zakir Husain Sheik and Wahid Husain Kanakkanavara. All are in the age group of 26 years to 30 years.
The police did not reveal the particulars of the case regarding which they were detained. Sources said more youth were detained in other parts of the state in the same operation.
An officer who is part of the team said the youth have been detained only for questioning and the police might release them after interrogation. He said the police would arrest them if investigation revealed they were involved in the case regarding which they were being questioned.
The police have seized the computers, laptops, hard disks, mobile phones and other equipment of the 10 youth from their houses. Information stores in these devices may throw light on their involvement in the case.