Mumbai: The Crime Branch on Thursday took custody
of two alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives who had provided
vehicles used in serial blasts in Gujarat in 2008.
The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad had arrested the duo
from suburban Mankhurd on July 6.
The special MCOCA court remanded them in the custody of
Crime Branch till August 3.
Mohammed Mobin Abdul Shakoor Khan (32) and his cousin
Ayub Raja Amin Shaikh (28) were arrested by ATS in an Arms Act
case after the police recovered pistol, revolver and four
rounds of ammunition from them.
The ATS had even questioned them in connection with the
recent 13/7 serial blasts.
According to ATS, Mohammed had met Afzal, a close aide
of IM founder Riyas Bhatkal and two months prior to Gujarat
blast, Bhatkal told Afzal that they needed four-wheelers on
which they could trigger explosions.