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Alleged terrorist remanded to police custody till May 24

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Mumbai, May 17 (UNI) A local court today remanded Bilal Abdul Razzaq (30), arrested from Aurangabad by the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) yesterday in connection with the seizure of explosives from the Marathwada region, to police custody till May 24.

Razzaq was brought to Mumbai from Aurangabad this morning and produced before Metropolitan Magistrate A M Garade, who remanded him to police custody till May 24.

Meanwhile, the Mumbai police, along with their local counterparts, are still conducting raids in Aurangabad, Beed and other regions in Marathwada following seizure of 43 kgs of deadly RDX besides other arms and ammunition from four persons on May 9.

Top ATS officers are still camping in Marathwada and searches are being conducted in Auranagabad, Beed and other regions, an ATS official said here today.

With the arrest of Bilal Razzaq yesterday, a total of ten persons have so far been arrested in connection with the seizures. Bilal was picked up on the basis of information provided by Mohammed Amir who was the first to be arrested in the case.

Amir is allegedly an activist of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI). He was travelling in a jeep which was intercepted after a hot chase, in which the police made first of the three recent seizures of the arms so far. The ATS sleuths had seized ten Kalashnikov rifles along with 2,000 rounds of ammunition and 30 kgs of RDX from the jeep.

Razzaq, who was arrested in Aurangabad, hails from Malegaon in Nashik district and worked as a calligraphar in a local Urdu daily and also operated his own screen printing business.

The ATS officials had seized 13 Kgs of RDX, five AK-47 rifles, and 1,000 rounds of ammunition along with 20 magazines during a raid in an electrical shop in Malegaon on Sunday .

Earlier, ATS sleuths had seized 50 hand grenades, a AK-47 rifle and 206 bullets following a raid near Ankari Fort in Nashik on Saturday.

The three seizures so far yeilded sixteen AK-47 rifles along with 3,202 rounds of ammunition, 43 kgs RDX and 50 hand grenades.

UNI ST MAZ VD BD1910

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