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.
A chargesheet running into 1,500 pages detailed the manner in which Islamic State operatives had planned on carrying out a series of attacks in Gujarat and Mumbai. The main target was the Jews, the Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad has said in its chargesheet.
Farooq Takla a key aide of Dawood Ibrahim who was arrested on Thursday facilitated the escape of several accused following the 1993 MUmbai serial blasts officials said.
A Republic Day protocol was triggered off at three major airports following a hijack threat on Sunday. However investigations that have been conducted suggest that the hijack call was a hoax. Security had been stepped up at the Chennai, Hyderabad and Mumbai airports following the email.
Three operatives of the Islamic State are trying to get into the city of Mumbai by sea, an Intelligence Bureau alert has stated. The alert states that the terrorists are trying to sneak in through sea and may try and target the city which has been under attack several times in the past.
The Mumbai police have been alerted about the same and all security arrangements are in place. It is however unclear about the exact modus operandi of the terrorists. They may try and stage an attack or meet up with sympathisers i a bid to set up a module.