Having received directions from the state government to solve the J M Road blasts case before Ganesh festival,State Anti-Terrorism Squad chief Rakesh Maria has been camping in the city for the last one month to personally monitor the investigation.
ATS chief Rakesh Maria camping in city for a month,over 350 cops probing the case.
The Maharashtra police on Wednesday said Ajmal Kasabs was a landmark case as the collection of evidence was difficult,particularly so since the conspiracy was hatched on foreign soil.
Hours after the blasts on July 13 last year,24 officials of the ATS divided into four teams began a painstaking investigation as they walked on foot during night carrying a census of every shop and establishment within a four-kilometre radius of the blast sites.
An alert has now been issued across Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad units to look for the missing RDX,along with the perpetrators.
The HC directed the CBI to probe the allegation made by a petitioner against the police officers.
An alleged hawala operator from Delhi was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS for allegedly aiding and abetting last years July 13 serial blasts in Mumbai in which 27 people were killed.
The role of IM was known to us then
Naqi Ahmed Sheikh joined a gym in Kumbharwada to recce the blast spots barely a kilometre away,according to ATS Additional Director General of Police,Rakesh Maria.
Refuting reports of rivalry and one-upmanship with the Delhi Police Special Cell leading the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad to botch up a chance to arrest key IM operative Yasin Bhatkal,ATS chief Rakesh Maria said on Monday that such speculation and rumours were completely unfounded.
ATS had recently arrested eight persons,including Adil Khan from Pune,for allegedly procuring SIM cards using forged documents.
The Maharashtra state Anti-Terrorism Squad will get the custody of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Mohammad Qateel Siddiqui,arrested by the special cell of the Delhi police,for interrogation in the German Bakery blast case,ATS chief Rakesh Maria said on Thursday.
In A BID to enhance the quality of crucial CCTV footage from the recent serial blast sites,investigating agencies have approached a Mumbai-based studio that has collaborated on technical work for Hollywood movies.
With state Anti Terrorism Squad chief Rakesh Maria stating that all angles were being pursued and no terror outfit will be named as suspects in Wednesdays serial blasts in the city till the case is cracked,sources revealed that investigators are also probing whether a combine of the Lashkar-e-Toiba and the Indian Mujahideen was involved in the latest attack.
There is now “absolute unanimity” that the three bombs used in Wednesday’s terror attack in Mumbai were packed inside metallic containers and triggered by digital timers.