Pune blasts: Maha ATS questions Sabarmati jail inmates

A team of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad probing the recent blasts in Pune has been questioning key suspects of 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts who are lodged in Sabarmati Central Jail.

Written by Express News Service | Ahmedabad | Published:August 9, 2012 5:57 am

A team of Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) probing the recent blasts in Pune has been questioning key suspects of 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts who are lodged in Sabarmati Central Jail,sources said,adding the team has been camping here since Tuesday.

Sources in the jail said the ATS team questioned Mohmmad Abrar,who was arrested by Maharashtra Police in May this year and brought to Gujarat a month later. Abrar is accused of recruiting youths from Maharashtra,Gujarat and MP into terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM).

They also questioned Mujib Sheikh,the Ahmedabad resident who was recently brought from Madhya Pradesh almost a year after his arrest there.

Alleged IM man Abu Faizal,who hails from MP and is lodged in Sabarmati Central Jail,was also questioned,sources said.

While probing the Pune blasts,the Maharashtra ATS had received information that two men — one reportedly spoke in Gujarati or Marwadi and the other in Hindi — had come to buy bicycles from a local market a day before the blasts.

The Maharashtra ATS has reportedly sought assistance from Gujarat ATS since they observed a similarity between the improvised explosives devices (IEDs) used in the 2008 Surat blasts and the ones used in the blasts on JM Road in Pune on August 1.

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