The Maharashtra ATS has thwarted a major suicide strike on the city after it arrested a 32 year highly radicalised and trained terrorist. The operation was carried out with the help of the Delhi and Kolkata police.
The investigations show that Faisal Hasan Mirza, a resident of Jogeshwari in Mumbai was working as a freelance technician. He had gone to Pakistan to receive arms training, the police said.
Police sources say that he had been working on the instructions of Dawood Ibrahim and was constantly in touch with their associates. He was taken to Sharjah first where he was given instructions. Following that he was flown into Pakistan where he underwent training.
He was instructed to first carry out targeted killing of influential persons and then a suicide strike in Mumbai.
He has been booked under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The police say that investigations are on and also added that they do not rule out the possibilities of more arrests.