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Police searches terrorists' houses

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Aurangabad, Maharashtra, May 13 (UNI) Sleuths of anti-terrorist squad (ATS) of Mumbai police today searched the houses of three terrorists they had arrested on Wednesday with a huge arsenal of arms and ammunition besides 30 kgs of RDX.

The ATS officers are learnt to have seized books, compact discs (CDs), video cassettes and a diary containing telephone numbers in countries, including Dubai and Pakistan.

Relatives of Muzaffar Tanvir, while confirming the search of his house, claimed that foreign telephone numbers belong to his relatives in those countries.

The houses of Amer Mohammad Shakil and his cousin Muzaffar Tanvir in Juna Bazaar were searched by the ATS personnel, while that of the third accused, Syed Zuber, was scanned in Rashidpura with the assistance of local police.

Meanwhile, car owner Mujeeb Patel is also being questioned by the ATS in a city police station, police sources said.

The car found abandoned yesterday was rented out by Patel's rental agency at Beed. Driver Abdul Aziz alias Raja of Beed, who had hired it, surrendred to the police yesterday. He, too, is being grilled to ascertain his collusion, if any, with the terrorists, though Raju, during preliminary interrogation, had claimed he did not know that CPUs, computer monitors and computer cabinets he was asked to transport by the terrorists concealed the sophisticated exlosive and arms and ammunition.

Police had found 10 AK-47 rifles along with 2,000 rounds of ammunition besides the RDX stashed in the hollowed-out computer peripherals.

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