Thursday, December 28, 2006

Terrorist attack in IISc: One year later

It has been a year since this attack happened on our campus [some follow up posts here, here and here].

One year on, the big news, really, is no news.

Efforts made by the Bangalore police to trace the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives who are believed to have been behind the terrorist attack on the Indian Institute of Science (IISc.) campus a year ago have not yielded any results. It was on the night of December 28, 2005, that armed intruders opened fire at people walking out of an international conference at the J.N. Tata Auditorium, killing a scientist and injuring four others.

One year after the incident, the city police are still struggling to ascertain the identity of the gunmen who opened fire. Commissioner of Police Neelam Achuta Rao told The Hindu on Wednesday that the investigation has "reached a dead end".

Though the police have been gathering information about the activities of LeT, they have no clues on those who were involved in the IISc. attack, he said.

The police arrested seven people with alleged terrorist links after the attack and even filed charge sheets against them in the court.

However, it transpired that none of them was connected with the IISc. attack, the commissioner said.

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It makes me sad that, after one full year, we are still in the dark about that dark deed in those barely dark hours.

That's all.


  1. Anonymous said...

    We are still in the dark because, unlike the parliament attack case, the IISc case is not a high profile one! No privileged (of course in India) person died in the IISc attack. The person who was killed was (after all) a scientist!