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Maha ATS arrests two for plotting to blow up ONGC HQ

Last Updated: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 19:07

Mumbai: Two terror suspects allegedly
operating here for a Pakistan-based terror outfit have been
arrested for planning terror strikes at ONGC headquarters and
two markets in the metropolis, Anti Terrorism Squad said
on Sunday.

Acting on a tip-off by Central security agencies,
Abdul Latif alias Guddu (29) and Riyaz Ali alias Rehan (23) --
residents of Bandra and Dahisar areas in suburban city
respectively -- were arrested from near Matunga railway
station in central Mumbai Saturday night, ATS chief K P
Raghuvanshi told reporters.

The duo had conducted recce of three targets -
headquarters of public sector petroleum company Oil and
Natural Gas Corporation (ONCG), Thakkar Mall and Malgaldas
Market - and were planning to carry out attacks which included
sabotage and setting them on fire.

"We have established that their targets were ONGC in
suburban Bandra, Thakkar Mall and Malgaldas Market. They
wanted to execute their terror plans soon. Their plans
included sabotage and setting ablaze the targets," he said.

Thakkar Mall is located in suburban Borivali while
Mangaldas Market, one of the largest indoor cloth and dress
material markets in the city, is situated in south Mumbai.

"Preliminary probe suggested the duo were getting
instructions from someone called `Uncle` from Pakistan to
execute their activities here," Raghuvanshi said.


First Published: Sunday, March 14, 2010 - 19:07
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