Three detained for links with arrested terror suspects in Mumbai
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Last Updated: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 22:02
Mumbai: Three persons suspected to have links with the two alleged terrorists, arrested for allegedly planning terror strikes in Mumbai, have been detained for questioning, Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) officials said on Tuesday.

"We have detained three persons on suspicion and questioning is going on. The three had spoken about passports with one of the arrested terror suspects Abdul Latif on several occasions," said an ATS official on condition of anonymity. The official refused to divulge further details.

The ATS had on Saturday arrested two persons - Abdul Latif alias Guddu (29) and Riyaz Ali alias Rehan (23) - for allegedly planning to carry out terrorist attacks in the city.

The terror suspects had allegedly conducted a recce of three targets in the city - headquarters of public sector petroleum company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Thakkar Mall in suburban Mumbai, and Mangaldas Market in south Mumbai.

Police have also enquired some class four employees of the ONGC headquarters in suburban Bandra, showing them photographs of the two accused.

"We have asked the employees if any of the accused had asked or told them anything. We are tracing the accused's footprints and enquiring all those who may have come across the duo directly or indirectly," the official said.


First Published: Tuesday, March 16, 2010, 22:02

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