Nashik MPA attack conspirator Bilal trained in Pak
Nashik: Suspected LeT operative Bilal Shaikh alias Lalbaba, facing trial for hatching a conspiracy to attack city-based Maharashtra Police Academy (MPA), underwent a special training in Pakistan before 2010, Anti Terrorism Sqaud(ATS) has said.
Bilal was trained in advanced combat course (Daura-e-Khas) at a camp in Muzaffarabad in Pakistan to launch terror attacks in India, Pune ATS Police Inspector Sukhlal Varpe told Additional Sessions Court Judge K K Tantrapale.
Bilal and Himayat Beig who is an accused in Pune`s German Bakery bomb blast case of 2010, were chargesheeted by ATS for planning to attack MPA, located on Nashik-Trimbakeshwar Road, in 2010.
26/11 handler Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal is also a suspect in the case.
"Varpe told the court yesterday that Bilal confessed to having been trained in Pakistan. His (Varpe`s) incomplete statement will be recorded today," special public prosecutor Ajay Misar told reporters.
Bilal Shaikh and Himayat Baig had undertaken a recce of the Maharashtra Police Academy and Devlali Cantonment area in 2010, the ATS said in its charge sheet.
Bilal was arrested by the ATS in 2010 from Nashik`s Satpur locality and 700 gms RDX, four detonators, a pen drive and a memory card were recovered from him. Baig was also arrested in 2010 for his alleged involvement in Pune`s German Bakery blast.
Bilal and Baig were present in the court, however, Jundal could not be produced before the court, Misar said.
Meanwhile, the court of Chief Judicial Magistrate A D Savant in Nashik today extended Jundal`s judicial custody till October 31.
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