"The Bangalore Police received credible inputs to the effect that the ISI had engaged Dawood Ibrahim and through his accomplice, Chotta Shakeel, to engage Maoists, that is Naxalite leaders in India and instigate them to commit terrorist acts," said Shankar Bidari, the city's Police Commissioner.
Altaf from Dakshina Kannada district and Vinay Kumar from the Hassan district were allegedly authorized to pay the Maoists to commit terrorist acts in India. The police claims that money had been transferred to Hyderabad for this purpose - and that 4 lakhs had already been paid to the Maoists. The police also believes that visas and tickets to Dubai from Hyderabad had also been arranged for Maoist leaders from Andhra Pradesh.
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