Mumbai/New Delhi: Maharashtra`s ATS and
Special Cell of Delhi Police have locked horns after the
former arrested an informer from the national capital,
prompting National Commission of Minorities to seek
explanation from Maharashtra government in the case.
New Delhi-resident Naquee Ahmed was arrested by
Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad for allegedly procuring SIM
cards with forged documents but the family had a different
tale to say.
According to the family, he was helping the Special
Cell in nabbing the bombers of serial blasts in Mumbai last
year, sources in the know said today.
Ahmed, whose family hails from Bihar, has been able to
help the central security agencies and the Special Cell in
identifying two sketches of Waqas and Tabrez, who are alleged
to have planted bombs in Mumbai last year in which 26 people
were killed. The 23-year-old man apparently knew about these
two people as he was introduced to them by one of his
neighbours -- Jamali, who was arrested by the Special Cell in
November last year, they said.
He also identified Waqas from closed-circuit camera
footage taken outside a store in Zaveri Bazaar and finally the
Delhi Police and central security agencies requested him to
identify the two who were staying in Mumbai at a room for
which Naquee had helped them by introducing them to the
As this highly-secretive operation, which was being
monitored by higher-ups closely from Delhi, was underway, ATS
Mumbai landed at the workshop of Ahmed in Mumbai and picked
him up. The incident led to heated exchanges between Special
cell sleuths and ATS at the workshop and finally the latter