New Delhi, Aug 25: The Gujarat Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has picked up four suspects from Karnataka and Maharashtra after a plot to kill a BJP leader was unearthed.
The four were picked up after the arrest of a Chhota Shakeel gang member in Ahmedabad. The sharpshooter was picked up after the ATS learnt that he had been hired to kill Gordhan Zadafia, who was the home minister of the state in 2002, when the Gujarat riots took place.
Panaji, Sep 9: The Goa police is leaving nothing to chance in the wake a high terror alert being declared in the state. The Anti Terrorist Squad has been conducting mock drills to prepare for any eventuality.
Ahmedabad, Feb 27: The Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad claimed to have foiled a major terror bid on Sunday in the state following the arrest of two brothers. Vaseem and Naeem were arrested by the ATS at Bhavnagar and investigations showed that they were planning on launching a lone-wolf attack in the state.
One a graphics designer and the other a scrap dealer, the brothers were being guided by a handler of the Islamic State, the ATS said. From their home, a knife, an axe, bomb-making manual among other explosive material has been seized.
Mumbai, Dec 31: Were the two accused in the Malegaon 2008 blasts case killed in custody by the Maharashtra ATS and their bodies disposed off as victims of the Mumbai 26/11 attack?
This was a revelation that was made before the court which in turn directed the National Investigation Agency which is probing the case.
The allegation is that the two accused, Ramchandra Kalsangra and Sandeep Dange, were killed by the ATS in custody. It is also alleged that their bodies were disposed off as victims of the Mumbai 26/11 attacks.
The ATS has asked my disciple to beat me with sticks and when he refused, he was beaten up very badly. This is one of the lines in the affidavit that was filed by Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur against whom charges were dropped in the Malegaon 2008 blasts case. Confident of walking free after charges against her were dropped here we bring to you an ordeal that the accused persons went through since the day the case was registered.Read more:
For Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, there is still one legal hurdle remaining before she could walk out of jail. While the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has dropped charges against her in the 2008 Malegaon blasts case, she will still have to fight out the Sunil Joshi murder case in which she is an accused.Read more:
Bengaluru, March 30: The Mumbai Anti Terrorism Squad has picked up two persons from Bengaluru in connection with the Zaveri bazar blasts case. An ATS team, which landed in the city this morning picked up two persons from Frazer Town for questioning.
The two persons taken for questioning are Dr Shahid and Saddam Khan. Their names are said to have come up during the questioning of Dr Afaq a resident of Bhatkal who was last week taken to Mumbai on a transit remand.
The blast at Pune yesterday fortunately did not cause much damage. It was a bomb powered by an IED coupled with ammonium nitrate, ball bearings and nails. The question now is who dunnit and as the Maharashtra ATS looks for clues and possible players, several theories float around this attack.
An attack outside a police station becomes significant as it conveys a message. Terrorist groups normally carry out an attack outside a security establishment in order to send a message of challenge and try to say that they are capable at striking at the nerve centre of a security establishment.
While everyone dismissed the Indian Mujahideen today as a defunct group, one must not forget that four years back they began their come back in a very similar manner. Moreover the city of Pune is no stranger to this group and it has carried out attacks more than once here which including the deadly German Bakery blasts. They carried out an attack in 2012 after the Germany bakery blasts in which all the bombs failed to create the impact they would have expected. However after this attack, the Indian Mujahideen bounced back and then hit India repeatedly by carrying out major strikes at Hyderabad and Bihar.