The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad has arrested a 32-year-old Mumbai based man suspected of being a possible suicide attacker.
Saturday said it has arrested a man allegedly trained in Pakistan to carry out terror attacks in India. The operation to nab one more terror suspect in the city is now underway.
According to the police, the accused was in touch via social media with a Sharjah based terrorist who is believed to have been involved in several terror-related activities.
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"On his arrival, we had received specific inputs, following which with the help of Mumbai Police and Kolkata STF we nabbed him and placed him under arrest", said a police officer from Maharashtra ATS. He was then called to Sharjah from Mumbai, and from there he was taken to Karachi.
As per the ATS officials, the man who was arrested on May 11 had gone to Pakistan, for training at a camp operated by a terror outfit. The investigation team, questioning the accused, Mirza Faizal Khan, also learnt that he was allegedly assigned the job of assassinating a top politician from a ruling party apart from causing explosions in some parts of India. "He has been trained in using arms, making bombs, carrying out fidayeen attacks, arson and using diversionary tactics", said an ATS officer.
Mirza's questioning has revealed that reconnaissance was carried out and targets including VIPs, crowded places and emergency services were selected for being attacked. Mirza was later moved to a terror training camp in a remote part of Pakistan, the ATS said, Mirza was produced in a designated court, which has remanded him to ATS custody till May 21.