ISIS inspired plot: Two brothers made failed attack bids in Rajkot, Bhavnagar, says ATS

Granting the plea of the prosecutor, the court sent the two brothers to the custody of the ATS till March 10.

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published: February 28, 2017 5:00 am
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A LOCAL COURT sent the two brothers – Vaseem Ramodia and Naeem Ramodia who have been arrested by Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Gujarat for their alleged links with Islamic State – to 12-day police remand on Monday. A day after arresting them, the ATS produced the two accused in the court of judicial magistrate (first class) RA Singh in Rajkot. The ATS sought 14-day custody of the duo. Assistant public prosecutor (APP) Atul Patel submitted that incriminating material had been recovered from the two accused and that police needed their custody to verify their source. The APP also submitted that allegations against the accused were serious in nature, including planning attacks in crowded and religious places.

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Granting the plea of the prosecutor, the court sent the two brothers to the custody of the ATS till March 10. Meanwhile, the ATS said that besides the goddess Chamunda temple in Chotila, the duo had unsuccessfully attempted attacks in Bhavnagar and Rajkot also. “Since they planned attacks in Chotila, they must have done recce of that place and we cited this as one the reasons for seeking their custody. Investigation so far has also revealed that they had attempted to set a car on fire in Bhavnagar and also stage some attack opposite a shop in Rajkot city. But both of these attempts had remained unsuccessful,” deputy superintendent of police, ATS, Ramesh Faldu said on Monday.

Faldu, who is investigating officer (IO) of the case, further said that the ATS was also investigating the source of a battery and 58 grams of gunpowder recovered from Vaseem’s residence in Nehru Nagar area of Rajkot. “We are probing from where did he purchase the battery and gun-powder and for what purpose,” said the DSP.

Vaseem (30) was arrested by ATS from his residence in Nehru Nagar area of Rajkot in the wee hours of Sunday. His younger brother Naeem (27) was also picked up from his residence in Prabhudas Talav area of Bhavnagar. The ATS claims that the duo, who are sons of a retired stenographer of Saurashtra University, Rajkot had been influenced by the ideology of Islamic State and were planning lone-wolf attacks in Surendranagar, Rajkot and Bhavnagar. The ATS also claimed that Vaseem was in contact with a suspected operative of Islamic State through social media.

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  1. Mayur Panghaal
    Feb 28, 2017 at 5:40 am
    Where are the 10 terrorists who had entered gujarat using boats before maha-sh-ivratri ? Are they on bharat darshan ? lt;br/gt;Where are the bodies and debris of the guj terror boat shot by coast guard ? Why all malegaon terrorists were acquitted by court ? lt;br/gt;Why akshardham attackers were acquitted by court and guj police slammed ? Why all top police officers in guj were sent to jail for fake encounters ? lt;br/gt;Why no encounters have taken place since then ? Why haren pandyas family says feku killed their son ? Where are the terrorists who entered delhi before republic day and infependence day every year ? Are they watching the parade ? lt;br/gt;Why your home ministry chief is instructing officers what to say in ishrat files case ? lt;br/gt;Why NIA has made ats of mah accused of planting explosives in col.purohit house ? lt;br/gt;Why pp rohini salian alleged that u were pressing her to go alow in pragya and purohit and aseemanand blast cases ? Why himayat baig was acquiited in blast case ? lt;br/gt;Where are the 10 masked men who were shouting barbadi slogans in middle of jnu in capital delhi ? There is info that you had sent them;br/gt;And today your MLA Yatin Ozha (Amit Shah's close aide) has written a letter explaining how Owaisi was on contract of BJP to put up candidates in Muslim majority areas of Bihar to cut Nitish Kumar votes and help BJP win.He wrote a detailed letter how Amit Shah and owaisi met in secret at 3 am in the;br/gt;And lastly, Two accused – Mohammed Rafiq Shah and Mohammed Hussain – of the 2005 Delhi serial blasts case were acquitted of all charges by Patiala House court on Thursday after spending 11 years in;br/gt;Humko ullu samjha hai kya feku ?