SIMI, IM terrorists involved in gold loot: ATS

The SIMI and Indian Mujahideen terrorists arrested by MP ATS recently were also involved in the Mannapuram Gold Finance Company loot case of August 2010, a top police official said.

Last Updated: Jun 10, 2011, 23:04 PM IST

Bhopal: The SIMI and Indian Mujahideen (IM)
terrorists arrested by Madhya Pradesh ATS recently were also
involved in the Mannapuram Gold Finance Company loot case of
August 2010, a top police official said on Friday.

"The SIMI and IM ultras arrested from Bhopal and Jabalpur
on June 5 have admitted to looting Mannapuram Gold Finance
Company and decamped with 12 kg gold," state ATS Chief Vipin
Maheshwari told reporters.

The mastermind behind the sensational loot was Dr Abu
Faizal and five others identified as Zakir, Sajid, Aslam,
Mujibur Rehman and Ejazuddin, he said.

Out of the 12 kg gold, police recovered over six kg
from their hideouts while rest of the gold was sold by them in
Ranchi, Akola, Jalgaon, Kolkata and Bhusaval.

While committing the crime, they had covered themselves
under an umbrella to avoid the cameras installed at the office
of the gold finance company.

The ATS has arrested eight SIMI and IM terrorists from
Bhopal and Jabalpur on June 5 following an encounter at
Ratlam.

PTI