Mumbai, May 13: A 32-year-old man, planning a terror attack on essential services in Maharashtra and other parts of the country was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) from Mumbai’s Juhu area . The ATS officials said that the man who was taken into custody on May 11 had gone to Pakistan, for training at a camp operated by a terror outfit
“He was called to Pakistan by a person who is wanted in for terrorist activities in Mumbai. The arrested man first went to Sharjah to meet this wanted person where the latter provided him logistics support,” PTI quoted an official as saying.
“After spending some time in Sharjah, he was sent to Dubai and from there to Karachi. He then attended a training camp there run by a terror outfit,” the official said, adding that it has been learnt that this outfit had the backing of Pakistan’s Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI).
The official said the arrested man’s interrogation had revealed that he was part of a terror group that planned to carry out attacks on “public utilities” and crowded places.
The Mumbai Police and Kolkata STF also helped the Maharashtra ATS in this operation. The arrested accused is trained in making bombs, operating modern weapons, suicide bombing and others.
The man was presented before a local court, which has sent him to the ATS custody till May 21.
(With agency inputs)