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Suspected LeT operative remanded to police custody till July 10

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Mumbai, June 29 (UNI) Suspected Lashkar-e-Toiba (LET) activist, who was arrested by the Anti-Terrorist Squad from Beed last night, was today remanded to police custody till July 10.

Mohd Akil Mohd Ismail (29), was produced before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Judge Mridula Bhatkar here this afternoon.

Police sources said Ismail was one of the conspirators in the case involving the seizure of a huge cache of arms and ammunition from Aurangabad last month.

With this, the number of persons arrested in this connection has risen to sixteen.

The Mumbai ATS, in conjunction with the Aurangabad police, had on May 9 arrested Mohd Amir Shakil Ahmed and two other suspected terrorists, including an activist of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) on the following day from near the Ghrushneshwar Temple at Verul village.

A huge cache of arms and ammunition was recovered from them.

On the basis of their information, the ATS arrested ten more people from Aurangabad and seized sixteen AK-47 rifles, 43 kg RDX, 4000 ammunition rounds and 50 hand grenades during the operation.

However, suspected LeT operative Afroz Khan, involved in the conspiracy to transport explosives, surrendered before the court on June 13.

Later, the ATS arrested a 15th suspect, Shamsher Khan, on June 27 from Manmad who earlier had visited Bangladesh to collect money from a wanted accused in this case.

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