A prisoner in Pune, who allegedly helped with terror attacks in Bangalore and Delhi, has been killed by other inmates who strangled him this morning.
The two inmates - Sharad Mohal and Alok Bhalerao - have been taken into custody. Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has ordered a CID inquiry into the incident. The jail superintendent has been suspended pending an investigation.
Qateel Siddiqui was arrested in November by the Delhi Police on charges of being a member of terror group Indian Mujahideen. He was among a group of people arrested for links to an explosion outside Bangalore's Chinnaswamy stadium during a cricket match and another blast near Delhi's Jama Masjid in 2010.
He was moved in May to Pune's Yerwada Jail by the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad, which said that Mr Siddiqui was allegedly involved with a failed attempt to plant a bomb at a Pune temple in February 2010, on the same day when a bomb exploded at the city's famous German bakery. 17 people were killed in that terror attack.