Maha ATS arrests two for plotting to blow up ONGC HQ
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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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