Rs 4 lakh deposited in Khan`s account before blasts: ATS
Maharashtra ATS on Tuesday claimed that Rs 4 lakh was deposited in the account of Mulund explosion accused Wazhul Kamar Khan, a few months before the blasts in the metropolis during 2002-2003.
Mumbai: Maharashtra ATS on Tuesday claimed that
Rs 4 lakh was deposited in the account of Mulund explosion
accused Wazhul Kamar Khan, a few months before the blasts in
the metropolis during 2002-2003.
Khan, a suspect in three cases of bomb blasts in the
metropolis, was arrested by Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS)
yesterday from Kurla.
"On five occasions, a total of four lakh was deposited
between January 2002 and March 2003 as his `payment` for his
assistance in carrying out the blasts," an Anti Terrorism
Squad official said on condition of anonymity.
Police suspect that Khan used the same money to set up
his embroidery unit in Dharavi.
Khan, a suspected activist of banned SIMI, was wanted in
the blast in the first class compartment of a local train at
Mulund station on March 13, 2003. He is also suspected to be
involved in the explosions near a shopping complex outside
Vile Parle railway station on January 27, 2003 and Mc Donald`s
outlet at Mumbai Central suburban station on December 6, 2002,
the ATS said.
The three blasts cases, which were clubbed together, are
being heard by a POTA court here.
Khan had been changing addresses for last seven years to
evade his arrest, ATS said.
After the blasts, Khan had escaped to Balrampur district
in Uttar Pradesh where his in-laws stay. He had also stayed in
Madhya Pradesh for some time.
Khan started frequenting the city since 2006 as he
started an embroidery unit in the sprawling slum locality of
Dharavi, sources said.
"He used to visit the city on regular intervals but he
always ensured that the address is changed. He stayed in
Kurla, Goregaon areas in the city while his family lives
in neighbouring Thane district," a source said.