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Rajasthan ATS arrests another IM operative from Jodhpur

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Jodhpur, May 9: Another Indian Mujahideen terror suspect has been arrested in Jodhpur by the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS).

30-year-old Zakir was arrested yesterday from Lala Lajpat Colony in Pratap Nagar locality here.

He was also found to associated with the IM module of Rajasthan and was assisting the module's active members, said an ATS official.

ATS has got this breakthrough following the information obtained from the interrogation of Ashraf, an IM operative who was arrested in Tamil Nadu on May 1 in connection with IM's sleeper module in Rajasthan which was bust by the state ATS and Delhi Police special cell in March.

Zakir was today produced in court which sent it to 14 days judicial custody. According to the officials, Zakir is a masonry worker and resident of Johdpur.

This is the sixth arrest from Jodhpur. Earlier five suspected IM terrorists were arrested from different locations in Rajasthan in March.

Ashraf, also a resident of Jodhpur, was, however, arrested from Chennai last week.

He had escaped from Jodhpur following the busting of the module here.

ATS is currently interrogating Ashraf, who was remanded to 10 days police custody by a local court on Wednesday.


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