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Suspected LeT activist booked in Jogeswari blast

Written by: Staff

Mumbai, Aug 25: Ahatshyam Siddique, the suspected Lashkar-e-Taiba activist who was earlier held for the Matunga blast case of the July 11 serial train blasts was today booked for the blast at Jogeshwari railway station.

The Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) sleuths of Mumbai Police today took his custody after he was produced before Metropolitan Magistrate A M Garde, who remanded him to police custody till September eight.

Siddique was arrested by the Thane Crime Branch officials on July 28 from Naya Nagar at Mira Road in the neighbouring Thane district for his alleged involvement in the serial train blasts case, in which about 200 people were killed and over 700 others were injured.

After interrogation they handed him over to ATS officials.

Siddique, who was one of the active members of the banned political outfit Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), had also visited Pakistan for weapons and bomb manufacture training, ATS sources said.

The other accused arrested in the blasts case include Mohammed Kalam Ansari, Mohammed Khalil Sheikh, Mumtaj Ahmed Chaudhary, Fiazal Sheikh, Muzzumil Sheikh, Zamir Ahmed Latif, Sohail Mohammed Sheikh and Dr Tanvir Ahmed Ansari.

They all were booked under sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons), 147 (rioting), 149 (unlawful assembly) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Indian Explosives Act.


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