Sunday, March 14, 2010

Two Arrested Over 'Mumbai Terror Plot'

Via Sky News -

Indian police have arrested two men suspected of plotting a series of terror attacks in Mumbai.

The pair aimed to attack a market, a shopping centre and a state-owned gas facility, according to anti-terrorism officers.

Police said the men had links with terror groups in Pakistan and were acting on directions from handlers there.

Vinesh Agarwal, an inspector with Mumbai's anti-terrorism squad, said: "We believe they were taking instructions from across the border to attack three or four targets in Mumbai."


The Times of India is reporting additional details....
Two persons were on Sunday arrested by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for allegedly planning to set one of the ONGC establishments here on fire, police said. The accused, identified as Abdul Latif Rashid (29) and Riyaz Ali (23), have been arrested from the city, they said. "The two were preparing to set one of the ONGC establishments in the city on fire following instructions from someone called 'Uncle'," an ATS officer said adding "we are probing if the directions had come from across the border".

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