`Suspects got money from Dubai to strike ONGC`

Last Updated: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 22:40

Mumbai: Two suspects arrested for allegedly
plotting terror strikes on ONCG headquarters and two markets
in prime areas in the city had received money from a Pakistani
national based in Dubai through a UAE financial firm, says the
chargesheet filed by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in
a local court.

"Investigation has revealed that accused received money
in Mumbai through the UAE Exchange and Financial Services Ltd
sent by Pakistani person from Dubai," the 653-page chargesheet
filed by ATS in the court, on Tuesday, said.

The chargesheet filed against the two terror suspects
Abdul Latif alias Guddu (29) and Riyaz Ali (23) -- both in
custody of ATS -- and absconding 1993 bomb blast accused
Bashir Khan, reveals that ONGC headquarters, Thakkar Mall in
suburban Mumbai and Mangaldas market in South Mumbai were the
targets.

On March 13, ATS had arrested Guddu and Riyaz from near
Matunga railway station in central Mumbai.

The criminal conspiracy to carry out the terror strikes
was hatched in Pakistan allegedly by Bashir, a close aide of
underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who had masterminded the serial
blasts of 1993 along with another absconding accused, Tiger
Memon, ATS said.

The duo had conducted recce of target sites as per the
instructions given by Bashir from Karachi, whom they referred
to as `Uncle`, they said.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, June 10, 2010 - 22:40
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