ATS unearth alleged plot to attack Mumbai

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Mumbai, Feb 16 (UNI) The Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra today claimed that terrorists had planned a massive strike in the metropolis, with the state Police headquarters and the Mumbai Police Commissioner office being the main targets.

Disclosing this here, State ATS chief Hemant Karkare said there were certain sleeper cells thriving in the state, and a plot to attack a few sensitive establishments in the city has been uncovered.

Security in the city, especially in the sensitive areas has been tightened.

The ATS got the information about the alleged conspiracy after interrogating of the suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba operative, Fahim Ansari, who was brought to the city from Uttar Pradesh.

Fahim was one of the six suspected Let operatives arrested by the Special Task Force of UP police in connection with the January 1 shoot out at the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) camp in Rampur, UP.

It is alleged that Fahim had gone missing from Dubai where he worked at a printing press for three years. In the city, he had rented a flat in Goregaon and had even enrolled himself at a computer training institution.


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