26/11 trial court allows police to dispose off 24 kg RDX

Last Updated: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 22:08

Mumbai: A special court has allowed police
to dispose off around 24 kg of RDX recovered from the 26/11
Mumbai attack target spots here.

The RDX would be burnt in a controlled atmosphere in the
presence of a Magistrate, crime branch sources said, adding
that the trial court had given permission to go ahead with the
disposal.

The RDX was recovered from three unexploded IEDs -- one
outside Taj Mahal Hotel, another near Gokul Restaurant and
the third from an unclaimed baggage at Mumbai Chhatrapati
Shivaji Terminus (CST) -- in November 2008.

The seized explosive was placed before the court as
evidence, according to special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam.

It is the prosecution`s case that two deceased terrorist,
Abdul Rehman Bada and Javed alias Abu Ali, had planted 8-10 kg
of RDX-laden IED outside the main porch of Taj Hotel in South
Mumbai.

However, before it could explode, the Bomb Detection and
Disposal Squad (BDDS) defused the bomb.

Two other terrorists, Abu Shoib and Abu Umer, who had
fired at people at Leopold Cafe, had planted 8-10 kg of
RDX-laden IED on the kerb near Gokul Restaurant in the same
area which did not explode.

Both Shoib and Umer were later killed by the security
forces in the gunbattle at Hotel Taj.

-PTI



First Published: Friday, March 12, 2010 - 22:08

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