ATS informed that bomb-making materials found with drones
Pune – Pune Police arrested two terrorists belonging to the terrorist group ‘Al-Sufa’ who were planning to carry out bomb blasts in Jaipur city of Rajasthan. It has come to light that these two also did recce of ‘Chabad House’ in Colaba. In the laptop recovered from them, screenshots of Google map locations were found which included many places in Pune District. These two were inspired by reading various books and watching YouTube videos. Importantly, senior ATS officials informed that bomb-making materials along with drones were found in their possession.
Both these terrorists pretended to be ‘graphic designers’ but they are not even 12th pass. They are trained terrorists and were trained in bomb-making. They actually came to Pune for terrorist activities. It has been found that Pathan who sheltered the duo is also not in the graphics designing business rather he was helping them. Another arrested terrorist, Simab Qazi, was providing them financial support. It was on his money that all the three had been staying in Pune for the last 1.5 years, doing recce, bomb trials and collecting information about sensitive places. In this case, ATS has so far arrested 4 terrorists and the search for escaped terrorists in the State and other States is going on.
Mumbai Police have ramped up security at the Chabad House in Colaba after discovering pictures of the center with arrested terror suspects from the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad. @ZvikaKlein reports: https://t.co/nNT8n96UFu
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Bomb blasts have not stopped even after banning many organisations – Former ATS officer Bhanupratap Barge
Former ATS officer Bhanupratap Barge said that, “in Pune, bomb blasts were carried out at German Bakery in 2010, followed by Jangli Maharaj road in 2012 and Faraskhana in 2014. After this, it was found that some incidents in the country had links to Pune. Interestingly, if we look at the information of the organisation through which this act was done, it is noticed that ‘only the name of the organisation has changed, but the work (terrorism) remains the same’. Despite the ban on many organisations, bomb blasts are being carried out by terrorists by establishing new organizations.”
Highly educated and religious youth are medium for terrorists
Terrorist organisations usually target the youth. Highly educated and religious youth are used as mediums. They are misled and incited to commit terror acts.
Terrorist Simab Qazi is a mechanical engineer
Simab Nasaruddin Qazi from Ratnagiri, who was arrested in Kothrud, was produced before the Court and remanded in Police custody till 5th August. Simab Qazi hails from Pendhari village in Ratnagiri District. He is a mechanical engineer and is employed with an IT company drawing an annual package of Rs 15 lakhs. He earlier resided in Pune’s Kondhwa area. Assistant Commissioner of Police Arun Waikar told the Court that Simab Qazi sent money to Abdul Pathan’s bank account. That money was later given to Mohammed Khan and Mohammed Saki for terrorist activities. Investigation is going on into the amount Simab transferred and any external help he may have received.
Bomb trials in the dense forest of Amboli
The bomb trials were carried out in the dense forest of Amboli. These terrorists stayed in Amboli forest for 4 days using tents. They never booked any lodges or hotels to stay. ATS inspected that place.