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ATS moves application for disposal of explosives

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Mumbai, June 6 (UNI) The anti-terrorist squad (ATS) today moved an application before the MCOCA (Maharashtra Control for Organised Crime Act) court seeking permission for disposal of explosive substances and to defuse grenades which were recovered from 11 suspected LeT (Laskar-e-Taiba) operatives from Aurangabad last month.

The ATS filed the application before MCOCA Judge Abhay Thipsay this morning, but, later it was transferred to newly appointed MCOCA Judge (Ms) M R Bhatkar.

ATS has prayed in the application that they want to dispose of the explosives and defuse grenades which were recovered from the suspected LeT terrorists, identified as - Mohammad Amir Shakeel Ahmed, Zubair Sayyed Anwar, Muzaffar Tanvir, Abdul Azim Abdul Jamir Shaikh, Javed Majid, Afzal khan Nabir Khan, Riaz Ahmed Ramzan, Mohammad Sharif Ahmed, Bilal Razaq, Sayyed Zafruddin and Mushtaq Ahmed Isak.

The ATS had seized 16 AK-47, 43 kg RDX, 4,000 ammunition rounds and 50 hand grenades from them.

In a joint operation with the Aurangabad police on May nine, the ATS had arrested three terrorists including an activist of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) near the Ghrushneshwar temple at Verul village and seized arms and ammunition from them after a hot chase of about 80 km.

On the basis of the information received from the arrested persons, the ATS arrested eight more persons in three other operations and recovered arms and ammunition.

UNI ST GK RL ND1903

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