Mumbai: Five persons were today arrested for allegedly planting explosive material in a garage at suburban Malad here with intent to get its owner labelled as a `terrorist` over a property dispute, police said.
Sajid Sheikh, Maqsood Ahmed, Mehboob Amin Khan, Irfana Khan and Imran Rashid Khan were arrested in the early hours Thursday for hatching a conspiracy to label the garage owner
Salim Khan as a terrorist and get him arrested.
Salim Khan is embroiled in a dispute with his relatives over the ownership of the garage, said Shamsher Pathan, Senior Inspector at Pydhonie police station.
On Tuesday, two unidentified persons dropped a bag containing explosive powder, ball bearings, nuts and bolts in a car of the garage to implicate Khan, police said.
Acting on a tip off, Pydhonie police picked up the garage owner for questioning and the seized the bag on the same day from a creek, following which investigations were carried out
unravelling the entire conspiracy, leading to the arrests in the case, police said.