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Underscannner:IndianMujahideensuspectedmember,SadiqShaikh AhmedZararSiddibapa@YasinBhatkal
Anticorruptionstories
MateenHafeezITNN ArrestofKashmiris
Mumbai:IndianMujahideens(IM)topoperativeSadiqSheikhsconfessiononhisallegedrolein ATSreform
theJuly11,2006serialMumbaitrainblastshascomeasahugeembarrassmentforthestate Aurangabadarmshaulcase
antiterrorismsquad(ATS).Twoyearsago,theATShadchargesheeted13persons,butSadiq
AzadMaidanviolence
andothermembersoftheIMmodulewerenotnamedasconspirators.
BabriMasjidRamjanmBhumiverdict
BarackObama'sMumbaivisit
OnFriday,afteranewschannelairedthevideotapesofSadiqsconfessioninwhichhesaysthat
heandhisassociateshadpurchasedpressurecookers,placedbombsinthemandplantedthem CBIcases
intrains,theATSwasatpainstorubbishit,sayingSadiqwastryingtomisleadinvestigators. celebsandcrime
Ourteamsarequestioninghimandwecannotrevealinformationatthisjuncture,saidacting CopsinCrime
ATSchief,additionaldirectorgeneralofpoliceKPRaghuvanshi.ItwasRaghuvanshiwhohad Cresteditionstories
headedthe11/7investigationasATSchief.Hehadthenclaimedthattheblastswerecarriedout CrimeagainstWomen
bySimiactivistsandPakistanis. custodialdeathcase
Cybercrimestories
Sadiqfirstadmittedhisrolein11/7inSeptemberlastyearafterheand20otherswerearrested
Daesh/ISIL/ISIS/IS
bytheMumbaicrimebranchwhichwasinvestigatingthecarsstolenfromNaviMumbaiandused
Diary
inthe2008blastsinAhmedabadandtheplantingofbombsinSurat.DGPANRoyhadthensaid
thatSadiqsclaimswereanAlQaidaploytomisleadinvestigators.TOIhadreportedthese EconomicOffencesstories
developmentsextensivelyinitseditionofOctober15,2008. Education
Encounterkilling
Weplantedbombsinsevenpressurecookers:Sadiq FakeIndianCurrencyNotecases
Mumbai:Intheconfessionwhichhascometolightnow,IndianMujahideenstopoperativeSadiq ForensicSciencestories
Sheikh,anelectronicsengineer,saidhealongwithhisaccomplicesengineeredthetrain Gawliassaultsscribe
bombings(whichkilled188)ontheinstructionsofhismentors,RiyazBhatkalandAmirRaza,
Highprofilepersonsandcrime
bothofwhomarewanted.
HinduJagranSamitiblastcase
IndianMujahideencase
Inhisstatementbeforethepolice,Sadiqsaidthattheyhadmanufacturedthebombsataflatin
SewriincentralMumbaiwhichwastakenonrentbyAbuRashid,awantedaccused.However, InterrogationReport(IR)
theATSsaidthebombsweremanufacturedina100sqftroominGovandi IPSofficerindrugcase
andthatsomePakistaniswerealsopresentthere. ISIMolecaught
JDeymurdercase
Allfiveofusarrrangedlocalfirstclasstrainpassesbeforehand.Wehadthelocaltraintimetable Jailstories
withus,sothatwecouldchooseatrainasperourconvenience.Wepurchasedbagsand KripashankarSinghcase
pressurecookersinBombay,Sadiqtoldthepolice,adding,OnJuly11,2006,allfiveofus
Malegaon2006cycleblast
assembledthebombsandfilledthecookerswithexplosives.Wekeptthebombsready.Wehad
Malegaon2008blast
plannedthatthebombsgooffat6:30pm,sowehadactivatedthetimerat2pm.Weplannedto
MMMindiafraud
moveonebyonewiththebagscontainingthebombs.
MOSTWANTEDGoofUp
ThecrimebranchinitschargesheetagainsttheIMmodulehadmentionedthatSadiqwas Mumbai7/11trainbombing
allegedlyinvolvedinseveralblastscasesacrossthecountrysince2005,includinginMumbai, MyPictures
Ahmedabad,DelhiandVaranasi.Soonafter,theATSwhichhadearlierrubbishedtheIMclaims narcoticcases
ofcarryingoutthetrainattacks,soughtcustodyofSadiq.SadiqhasbeeninATScustodysince Naxalcases
February21. NSELFRAUDCASE
Otherstories
TheSIMIboyswereledbyLashkareTaibaswesternIndiacommanderFaisalShaikh,whohad
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arrangedRs20lakhthroughhawalatoexecutetheterroroperation,theATShadsaidinits
PIL
12,000pagechargesheetfiledinDecember2006.Faisal,nowbehindbars,hadlivedmostofhis
lifeonTemkarStreetinNagpadainMumbai,whereunderworlddonDawoodIbrahimhad PiratesoftheCarribean
residedalongwithhisfamilybeforefleeingthecountry.ANRoy,whowasthenMumbaipolice politicsandcrime
commissioner,hadannouncedatapressconferenceheldafterthedetectionoftheblastscase PuneGermanBakeryblast
thattheSimimembershadalsoarrangedforthePakistanisuspectsaccommodationinMumbai QNetCheatingcase
andneighbouringareas. serialkilling
SpeakAsiafraud
Sadiq,inhisstatement,hadalsorevealedtheinvolvementofAtifAminandMohammedSajiwho

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werekilledintheBatlaHouseencounterinDelhilastyear.AbuRashidandSajidthenjoinedme terroralerts
inkeepingtheirbagsintheothertrains.RashidtravelledtillDadarinthesametrainandthenleft TerrorEmailstories
forSewri.Afterawhile,throughthegeneralpublic,wewereinformedoftheblastsinthelocal Terrorrelatedstories
train,hesaid.
TheONGCcase
UnderworldandOrganisedCrimes
AccordingtotheMumbaicrimebranch,Sadiqhadbeentoahostilecountryontwooccasions
USofficialonIndiatour
onceforninemonthsandagainfor45dayswherehehadacquiredterrorrelatedtraining.His
familylivesintheCheetahCamplocalityofTrombayandcompriseshiswife,threedaughters,an
elderbrotherandafewothers. BlogArchive

Buthisfamilysaidithadbeenlivinginthesamelocalityfor40yearsanditwassurprisingthat 2016(8)
thecopswereclaimingthatSadiqhadstayedthereforonlyafewmonthspriortohisarrestasa 2015(51)
Pakistani. 2014(140)
2013(210)
THEDELHI3
AbouttheDelhiblasts,Sadiqsaid,SarojiniNagar,Paharganj,Govindpuriweretargetsforthe 2012(316)
blasts.WeusedtostayinahotelinJasola.Otherthanthat,Atif,Shadab,Aariz,Shakeeland 2011(384)
Sakibwereinvolvedinthegroup.Iusedtoaccompanythemformakingbombs.IandAtifwere 2010(432)
nowtrainedinmakingbombs.IleftformyplacebeforetheDelhiblasts.Igotthenewsofthe
2009(288)
blaststhenextday.TNN
December(33)
TheTimesofIndia,Feb28,2009 November(43)
October(36)
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August(31)
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June(20)
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March(6)
February(19)
06trainblasts:IMmansings,ATSred
faced
26/11terroriststookthesearoute:Maria
26/11chargesheettobefiledtoday,Pak
armynot...
NoprooftolinkIMfounderto7/11blasts:
ATS
26/11TERRORPROBEPolicedont
havevoicesampl...
26/11terroriststookthesearoute:Maria Huntforsuspectsincolleges,offices

MateenHafeezITNN MgaonmenmulledPanipatUrsattack
Mumbai:RejectingPakistaninavychiefAdmiralNomanBashirsclaimthatthe10terroristsdid ATSmayseekcustodyofIMsuspect
notusethesearoutetoreachMumbai,citycrimebranchsaidthatthefourGlobalPositioning Sadiq
Systems(GPS)devicesrecoveredfromtheterroristsrevealedthattheydidcomebythesea. IMchargedwithwaronnation
CRIMEBRANCH,ATSDIFFERONIM
TheGPSwasswitchedoninthePakistaniwatersanditshowedlocationsnearKarachi,said ROLEIN11/07
crimebranchchiefRakeshMaria.TheGPSwasswitchedonalongatleast50positionsin
Peerbhoyledmediawing
Pakistan.TheterroristsweretrainedtouseGPS.AccordingtotheMumbaipolice,theterrorists
hadsailedinaPakistaniship,AlHusseini,beforetheytookoverafishingtrawler,MVKuberto CELEBCELLMATESkeepalowprofile
reachthecity. Malegaonblast2008Thesaffronfaceof
terror
OnFebruary13,Pakistansinterirorminister,RehmanMalik,saidtheterroristsbelongedto NoproofofMutalikroleinMalegaon
PakistanandhadsailedthroughPakistaniwaters.ButBashirsclaimcontradictshisministers blastsofar:...
statement. ChargesheetfiledinMalegaonblast
casePressco...
Crimebranchofficerssaidtheyhadseizedasatellitephone,logbooksand16Pakistaniitems Sajiaskedforstationerytopenthoughts
fromKuber.Thelogbook,madefora24hourjourney,registeredthenamesofnineoutof10
SajigotRs30Lforreleasingdrug
terroristsandtheirduties.Mariaaddedtheterrorists,whowenttoNarimanHouse,alsouseda accused
GPSdevice.AccordingtoMaria,MajorGeneralSaab,whoisamongthe35wantedaccused
ATSlikelytobookexBJPMPfor
namedinthe11,202pagechargesheeton26/11,wasresponsibleformotivationaland conspiracy
operationalfunctionsduringthegunbattle.Heinstructedtheterroristshowtotakepositionand
Sajipromisedtoresignfromforceiflet
fire,saidtheofficer.
off

January(25)

2008(134)
2007(84)
2006(241)
2005(88)
2004(6)
TheTimesofIndia,February28,2009

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Wednesday,February25,2009

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26/11chargesheettobefiledtoday,Pakarmynotnamed Followers(20)

MateenHafeez&SAhmedAli|TNN
Mumbai:The26/11terrorattackchargesheetwillbefiledonWednesday.However,thereis Follow
nomentionofthePakistanarmysallegedroleinit,saidsources.

Thedocument,whichreportedlyrunsinto10,000pages,recordstheroleoftwoIndians AboutMe
FaheemAnsariandSabahuddinAhmedwhoallegedlyhelpedtheterrorists.Bothareaccused MateenHafeez
ofconductingarecceandpassingonthemapsandfootageofvitalinstallationstoLashkar
EToiba(LeT)operativesinPakistan. AnAssistantEditorwithThe
TimesofIndia,Icoverorganised
crimes,whitecollarcrime,
AjmalAmirKasab,theloneterroristcapturedalive,isexpectedtobeproducedbeforethe
terrorismandantiterrorism
magistrateforthefirsttimeandwillbehandedacopyofthechargesheetinUrdu.Specialpublic cases.Afterspendingmorethan
prosecutorUjjwalNikamsaid,ThechargesheetwouldbefiledonWednesdayafternoon. adecadeinjournalism,Iraliseditsa
challenging,bloodsucking,frustratingindustry
Thechargesheetwillrecounttheincidentfromhowandwhenthe10terroristsarrivedinMumbai thatalsoprovidesyouopportunitiestohelp
viathesearoute,splitintofourteamsoneeachforCST,Oberoihotel,HotelTajMahaland downtrodden,deservingandneedyinthe
NarimanHouse. society.mateenhafeez@gmail.com
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Accordingtothechargesheet,besideshavingoneAK47each,the10terroristswerecarrying
around10,000bullets.Theyhadbroughtaround200handgrenades,whichwereusedduringthe
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siege.TheBombDetectionandtheDisposalSquad(BDDS)hasseized16handgrenadeswhich 0
wereeitherunusedordidnotgooffduetosometechnicalproblem,saidpolicesources. DAWOODCLAN
Underworld's
TheevidenceincludesCCTVfootagefromCST,evidencefromMVKuberandthedinghythe firstfamily
terroristshadused. MateenHafeez|
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ThemotorengineinthedinghywasimportedanddistributedbyBusinessofEngineeringTrends, YourComments
Lahore.ThehandgrenadesmanufacturedbyanAustrianfirm.TheIPaddressofaterrormail ...
allegedlysentfromanemailIDdeccanmujahideen@gmail.comhasbeentracedtoPakistan.
Deathcomes
callingonDclan
HIGHLIGHTSOFTHEDOCUMENT Thefamilyloses
Runsintonearly10,000pages itsonlyadult
Names20personsresponsiblefortheattack malemember
outsidejailin
ShowssevenPakistanisaswantedaccused India.Business
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BooksKasabandothersundertheIPC,UAPA,ExplosiveAct,CustomsAct,ForeignersAct,but localitythough
policeofficials
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saytheydont
SaysNarimanHousewasatargetasithadJewishoccupants su...
IncludesKasabsconfessionrecordedonFebruary20
Hasstatementsofover150witnesses. MaharashtraAnti
HasstatementsofCallphonexemployees,MVKubersownerVinodMasaniandtheownerofa TerrorismSquad
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TIGHTSECURITY:AnelaboratepolicebandobastwithSRPFandRAFplatoonsatEsplanade ATS:
courtinCST Maharashtraanti
terrorismsquad
wasformedin
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Government's
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NSELcharge
sheetSynopsis
Monday,February23,2009 TheEOWfileda
9,000page
chargesheet
NoprooftolinkIMfounderto7/11blasts:ATS againsttheNSEL
cheatingcase
MateenHafeezITNN beforeanMPID
courtinMumbai
Mumbai:Theantiterrorismsquad(ATS)officials,whoarequestioningIndianMujahideens onMonday.A
foundermemberSadiqShaikhinconnectionwiththe7/11trainbombingcase,onSundaysaid portionofthe
theyhadnotbeenabletoestablishhislinkwiththeJuly11,2006,casesofar. charge...

DKRaowas
Wearequestioninghimthoroughlysinceitsasensitivecase.Ourteamsareprobingallangles. alsoonhitlist
However,sofar,nothinginourinvestigationindicatesthatheplayedaroleinthetrainblasts.But ROBEINTO
wecantsayanythingaboutdevelopmentsinthefuture,saidATSchiefKPRaghuvanshi. RAJANAIDE
MateenHafeez|
TNNMumbai:
OnSaturdaynight,Sadiqwasquizzedabouthisassociates.TheATSfurtherquestionedhim Theprobeinto
aboutthebombsmanufacturedforthe7/11trainbombingandhowtheRDXwasprocured.Itis themurderof
learntthattheATSwasnotconvincedwithSadiqsanswers. ChhotaRajan
aideFarid
Tanashahas
Sadiq,whowasfirstarrestedbythecitycrimebranchinSeptemberlastyear,issuspectedto revealedthatthe
haveplayedakeyroleinseveralblastsacrossthecountrysince2005,includingtheonesin kill...
Delhi,Jaipur,Ahmedabad,Varanasi,etc.LastOctober,thecrimebranchteamhadrevealedthat
Sadiqandhisassociateshadplayedakeyroleinthe7/11trainbombingcase. Manabducts
stepdadforRs3L
DramaStartsIn
TheATS,whichhasalreadyfiledachargesheetagainst13SIMImembers,onSaturdaytook GoregaonAnd
EndsAfterNight
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Sadiqintoitscustodytoprobeifhehadanyroletoplayinthe7/11trainbombingcase. C
h
as
TheATShadearliersaidthatthebombsplantedinthetrainsweremanufacturedatGovandi. e
However,sourcesinthecrimebranchcontradictit,sayingthebombsweremanufacturedataflat T
inSewri. hr
oughCitys
Poshest
TheTimesofIndia,Feb23,2009 Neighbourhoods
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NitashaNatu|
PostedbyMateenHafeezat11:58PM Nocomments: TNNMumbai:
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Vestedmotives
didNaniin
26/11TERRORPROBEPolicedonthavevoicesamples SujataNikhalje
oftopLeTmen ByMateen
Hafeez&Somit
Sen/TNN
Mumbai:Criminal
advocateSatish
Maneshindeon
Fridayalleged
thatacrime
bran...

Victimsstory
helpsnailbrothel
owner
ByMateen
Hafeez/TNN
Mumbai:The
revelationsofa
girl,forcedinto
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fleshtrade,have
Mumbai:ThecrimebranchdoesnothavethevoicesamplesoftopLashkareTaibaoperatives helpedthepolice
whospoketoterroristsduringthe26/11attacks. nailher
tormentorsfor
good....
Itmayturnouttobeachallengeforthecrimebranch,whenthecasecomesupincourt,to
establishthevoicesoftheterroristshandlersbasedinPakistan. Dieseldonheld
forSMumbai
AseniorcrimebranchofficeradmittedthattheydonothavethevoicesamplesofLeTtopbrass shooting
AbuQahafa,ZarrarShah,ZakiurRehmanLakhvi,MuzammilandAbuHamza.Oneofthe SayyedChand
Madar(left)and
handlerswasintouchwiththeterroriststilltheyreachedMumbaiviaasatellitephone. MohammedAli
ShaikhSAhmed
ThephonewasrecoveredfromthetrawlerMVKuber.FourLeToperativeswereintouchwith Ali&Mateen
Hafeez|TNN
theterroristsafterthelatterreachedIndiaandkilledhundredsofpeople.Thehandlerswere
Mumbai:
usingtheVoiceOverInternetProtocol(VoIP)networkduringthegunbattle. MohammedAli
Shaikh(48),who
Accordingtothecrimebranch,theFBImayhavevoicesamplesofthehandlersincall defectedt...
interceptionsbutthesamplesmaynothavebeenprocuredthroughofficialchannels.
Aliaseshelped
Malhotradodge
ItwasanATSteamthatfirstgotholdofanIndianmobilenumbertheterroristswereusingonthe copsfor15yrs
nightofNovember26.Thisspecificnumberwasmonitoredandwecametoknowthatthe MateenHafeezI
handlersinPakistanwereusingVoiceOverInternetProtocol(VoIP)networkthroughaVoxfone, TNNMumbai:
Whatsina
saidanATSofficer.Moreover,theATStracedtheVoIPorigintoNewJerseybutcouldnotmake name,youmay
anybreakthrough.ItwasAmericasFBIthatzeroedinontheexactlocationoftheVoIPand ask.Butfor
claimeditwasbeingusedinPakistan. fugitivegangster
ChhotaRajans
closeconfidant
SourcessaidthatthoughthepolicehavegotthevoicesamplesofPakbasedLeTbossesafter VickyMalhotra,
theyinterceptedtheirconversation,thepolicedonotpossessthesamplesprocuredthroughan ali...
officialchannel,whichwillbeoneoftherequirementsincourt.Asthecitypolicedonthavevoice
samples,theyarerelyingheavilyonthefinancialtransactionsmadeduringtheterrorattackin
differentpartsoftheworldfortheterroroperation.

OntheeveningofNovember27,theATSfoundoutaboutthreemoremobilenumbers(which
weretracedtoNarimanHouseandtheHotelTajaswellasOberoi).Thehandlerswerecallingon
thesethreenumbersfrequently.TheterroristswouldgivemissedcallsonfourAustrianmobile
numbersandtheirhandlerswouldthenrevertbackthroughVoIP.Wealsofoundoutthatthe
terroristshadsnatchedsomevictimsphonesandhadusedthemtomakecalls,theATSofficial
said.

ThepolicesaidthatUS$220waspaidinSpainand$250waspaidinItalytogettheVoIPfacility.
AnonresidentPakistani,JavedIqbal,whohadmadethepaymentinBarcelonawascaughtby
thePakistanpolice15daysagowhenhewasinPakistan.

ThesatellitephonerecoveredfromtheterroristsinMumbaiwasusedforthefirsttimeandno
othercallsweremadeinanyotherterroroperationexceptfor26/11.

TheTimesofIndia,February23,2009

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Sunday,February22,2009

Huntforsuspectsincolleges,offices

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MateenHafeezITN
Mumbai:MuzammilShaikhisnottheonlywhitecollarpersoncalledinbythecopsfor
interrogationandarrestedaspartoftheprobeintoTerrorTuesday.Manyoftheothers,who
seemlesslikelytobearrested,alsohavewhitecollarjobsoraspireforone.
Take,forinstance,finalyearAurangabadCollegemechanicalengineeringstudentNadeem
Ansari.TheMadanpuraresidentofKalaPanisBITChawlNo.2presentedhimselfbeforeAnti
TerrorismSquadofficialsonThursdaysothattheycouldrecordhis
statement.TheATSwarnedAnsarisparentsonWednesdaythattheywouldbedetainedifhe
didnotcomedowntothecityfromhisAurangabadhostelwithin24hours.Ansari,wholeft
AurangabadlateonWednesdaynightaftergettingthecall,reachedMumbaionThursday
morningandwenttotheATSofficewithhisparentsandelderbrother.
HewasaskedwhetherhehadanylinkwiththebannedSIMI.
Thepolicedidnotsaysobutthefamilyfeltalltheinterrogationhadtodowiththefactthatthey
wereneighboursofphysicianJaleesAnsari,accusedofplottingafewdozenblastsacrossthe
country.MHSabooSiddikHospitalregistrarandunaniphysicianTanvirAnsarihasalreadybeen
arrestedbytheATS.
ATSofficialssaidtheyhadareasonforeveryarrest,interrogationanddetention.Brainwashing
isnotconfinedtoonlymadrasasnow,aseniorofficialsaid.Thatiswhywe,too,aremovingout
ofmadrasasandintoengineeringcolleges,hospitalsandsoftwareofficestolookforsuspects,
headded.
AnditsnotonlytheATSthatispickingupwhitecollaryouthforinterrogation.ShivajiNagar
residentandsoftwareprogrammerMohammadAkhtargotacallfromacrimebranchunit.He
wantstheculpritstobearrestedandpunishedseverelyandknowsthatthepolicemaybeonly
doingitsjob.
Buthedoesfeelslightlyharassed,saystheyouthwhoearnsRs6,000amonthandistryingto
setuphisownbusiness.Theonlybrushwiththelawhehashadsofarisacaseofassaultwhen
hewasincollege.Twootherboys,bothresidentsofKalaPani,underthescannerforsome
years,werepickeduponWednesdayforquestioning.Bothweregraduates,officialssaid.
Officialsprobing7/11saythesuspectedinvolvementofSIMIhasforcedthemtolookforsuspects
intheeducatedclass.AlmosteveryoneintheSIMIthinktankwasagraduate,oneofthem
explained.
SoitisnaturalalargenumberofSIMIpeoplewearepickingupforinterrogationwillbe
educatedyouthestablishedinlife,theofficialadded.
(Namesofpersonspickedupforinterrogationhavebeenchanged.)

TheTimesofIndia,July28

PostedbyMateenHafeezat10:07AM Nocomments:

Thursday,February19,2009

MgaonmenmulledPanipatUrsattack

MembersofAbhinavBharatdiscussedattackingPanipatduringUrsasthemaximumnumber
ofcowswereslaughteredinthatcity

Kartikeya&MateenHafeezITNN
Mumbai:ConfessionalstatementsandwitnessestestimoniesintheMalegaonblastcasehave
revealedthatrightwinggroupAbhinavBharatsmeetingsdiscussedthepossibilityofanattackon
UrscelebrationsinPanipat.

Statementsgivenbytwowitnessesalsosaidtheysawakeyaccused,SudhakarChaturvedi,with
agoldencolouredmotorbikeinSeptember2008.Officialssaiditwasthesamebikeusedto
plantexplosivesinMalegaononSeptember29.

PrimeaccusedSudhakarDwivedisaidameetingwasheldatDeolaliinAugust2007whereLt
ColPrasadPurohit,ChaturvediandMajRameshUpadhyaywerepresent.Itwasdiscussedat
themeetingthatsomethingshouldbedoneduringUrsinPanipatbecausethemaximumnumber
ofcowswereslaughteredthere,Dwivedisaidinhisstatement.

PurohitpromisedtosupplyexplosivesandChaturveditooktheresponsibilityofgettingtwo
bombplanters,Dwivedisaid.ThestatementalsoreferredtoaformermemberofParliament
whowaspresentatthemeetingbuthisnamewasblankedout.

DwivedialsotoldpolicementhatPurohitwassupplyingfirearmsformoneyandoneofhis
disciplescalledAshokfromBhopalprocuredaweaponfromhim.Ashokdepositedthe
moneyinPurohitsICICIBankaccount,Dwivediconfessed.Atanotherpoint,Dwivedisaid
PurohitwaspaidRs5lakhforagunconsignmentin2008byamanwhosename,too,was
blankedout.

Accordingtotheconfession,SadhviPragyaSinghThakurhaddemandedthatPurohitsupply
explosivessothatthegroupcoulddosomethingagainstthekillingofHindus.

DwivedisaiditwashewhoconvincedPurohittoprocurebombmakingmaterialasPurohithad
notbeentakingthesadhviseriously.HealsodetailedplansthatweremadetogundownRSS

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leaderIndreshKumarasPurohitandothersbelievedhewastakingmoneyfromtheISI.

OnWednesday,thecourtwasalsogivenastatementgivenbyanunnamedwitnesswhosaid
Dwiveditookmoneyfromamaninhisvillagetohelphissongetadmissionintoacollegein
Pune.ThemoneywastransferredtoMumbaiviahawalachannels.Healsoencouragedmeto
takeweaponsandexplosivestrainingfromPurohit,thewitnesssaid.

ThewitnesswenttoBhopalinApril2008whenhesawtheaccusedandheardPurohitsaythat
MalegaonwasagoodplacetoplantabombasthereweremanyMuslimsthere.

ArrangeforRDX
BlastsuspectRakeshDhawadesaidinhisconfession,InAugust2008,(LtCol)Purohitcalled
meupandsaidSadhviPragya,RamjiandSandeepDangewantedtogetRDX...ItoldhimI
cannotgetit.Afterafewdays,PurohitcalledmeupsayingPragyaandsomeothershad
executedablastinMalegaon.

CONFESSIONSANDTESTIMONIES
*LtColPrasadPurohitsuppliedweaponstoindividualsthemoneywasdepositedinhisbank
account
*Witnessessaidtheysawakeyaccused,SudhakarChaturvedi,withagoldencoloured
motorbikeinSeptember2008.Officialssaiditwasthesamebikeusedtoplantexplosivesin
MalegaononSeptember29

TheTimesofIndia,February19,2009

PostedbyMateenHafeezat6:40AM Nocomments:
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ATSmayseekcustodyofIMsuspectSadiq

7/11PROBE:TheATSandthecrimebranchhavedifferentopinions

SAhmedAli&MateenHafeezITNN
Mumbai:WiththecitycrimebranchclaimingthattheIndianMujahideen(IM)modulewasalso
involvedinterroractivitiessince2005,ablamegamebetweentheagencyandtheAntiTerrorism
Squad(ATS)hasbegun.

TheATSmayfileanapplicationforthecustodyofSadiqShaikh,asuspectedIMmembercaught
bythecrimebranch.

Therehavebeentwoterrorstrikessince2005the11/7trainbombingsandthe26/11attacks.In
2006,theATShadarrested13suspectedSIMImembersandclaimedtohavedetectedthetrain
blaststhatkilled188people.

TheATSsaidthebombsweremanufacturedata100sqftroominGovandi.Thecrimebranch
hadin2008claimedtohavebustedanIndianMujahideengroupandsaidthebombswere
manufacturedataflatinSewri.

Sourcessaidthetwoagencieswereyettoagreeonwhichgroupwasactuallybehindthetrain
bombingsorwasanyothergroupinvolved.

YoushouldseethedesignofthebombsallegedlymadebytheIMmodule.Itdidnotcontain
RDX.ThebombsusedintheserialtrainblastscontainedRDXandwereconcealedinapressure
cooker.Ifthesame(IM)moduleisbehindSurat,Ahmedabad,Jaipurandotherblastswhydid
theychangetheirbombs?anATSofficerasked.

ThisjustcannotbeanIMplot.WhoknewIMin2006?theofficerasked,addingthatthecrime
branchneversharedanyinformationwiththeATS.

Thecrimebranch,however,saidithadsentanofficialcommunicationtotheATSinSeptember
October2008aftercitypolicechiefHasanGafoorannouncedthathackingcaseshadbeen
crackedwiththearrestofIMmembers.

CrimebranchsourcessaidSadiqandhisaideArifShaikhhadconfessedtotheirroleandeven
describedthecircumstancestosupporttheirclaims.Hesaidalmostallthebombsplacedon
MumbaistrainsweremanufacturedatAbuRashidsrentedflatinSewri.Sadiqalsorevealedthat
RiyazBhatkalhadtransportedexplosivesandchemicalstotheflat.

AdditionaldirectorgeneralofpoliceKrishPalRaghuvanshisaid,Iamholdingadditionalcharge
oftheATSnow.IwasnotintheATSwhenthe11/7investigationwasconducted.Letusgo
throughtheIMchargesheetifwefindanythinglinkedto11/7,wewillprobethatangle.Wewill
fileasupplimentarychargesheetifweestablishanything.

TheTimesofIndia,Feb19,2009

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Wednesday,February18,2009

IMchargedwithwaronnation

MansoorPeerbhoy(circled)andMubinaliasSKShaikh(inblack)outsidethecourtonTuesday
21OperativesOfIndianMujahideenAccusedOfTerror
KartikeyaandMateenHafeez|TNN

Mumbai:TheMumbaipoliceonTuesdayfileda1,809pagechargesheetagainst21alleged
membersoftheterrorgroupIndianMujahideen(IM)andchargedthemwithwagingwaragainst
thenation.ThegroupisbelievedtobebehindaseriesofblastsinvariousIndiancitiessince
2005andtohaveusedunsecureWiFilocationsinMumbaitosendthreateningemailminutes
beforetheexplosionstookplaceinAhmedabadandDelhiin2008.

Interestingly,asanctionordergivenbyhomesecretaryChitkalaZutshi,whichisappendedtothe
chargesheet,saysthattheIMwasalsoinvolvedinbombblastsinMumbaisince2005.
However,itsnotclearfromtherestofthechargesheetwhetherithadahandinanysuchattack.
Since2005,MumbaihasbeenwitnesstotheJuly2006suburbantrainbombingsandthe26/11
strike.TheAntiTerrorismSquad(ATS)hasmaintainedthattheIMhadnoroleinthetrain
bombingsandinvestigationsintothe26/11attackarestillon.

ThechargesheetpainstakinglyliststhemannerinwhichRiyazBhatkalakeyconspiratorwhois
currentlyabscondingrecruitedyoungmentojointheIMandparticipateintheterrorattacks.A
partoftheIMsstrategywastospreadterrorthroughtheuseofitsmediacellheadedby
softwareengineer
MansoorPeerbhoy(31).

Peerbhoynottoturnapprover
Lessthanfourmonthsago,MansoorPeerbhoy(inpicabove,circled),atechieworkingwitha
PuneMNC,expressedhiswishtoturnapproverinwritingbeforeanMCOCAcourt.OnTuesday,
hestoodupquietlyandsaidinflawlessEnglish,Idontwanttobeanapprover.Iamwithdrawing
myapplicationnow.Noreasonswereaskedincourtandnonegiven.Thesupportofhisfamily,
whichhasdecriedthemediaforblowingthingsoutofproportion,mayhaveplayedaroleinhis
decision.

WHATMUMBAICOPSSAY
TheMumbaicrimebranchonTuesdayfiledanearly2,000pagechargesheetagainst21
operativesoftheIndianMujahideen.Theseterrorists(5morearestillwanted),whoalsohave
linkswithLeTandSimi,werearrestedinSeptOctlastyear.Theyarenamedashaving
engineeredvariousattacksacrossthecountrysince2005theyhadsentterroremailstomedia
outfitsbeforetheblastsinvariouscitieslastyeartheyhadalsoassembled50bombs
Thereare159witnesses,includinga70yearoldhousewifeMastermindSadiqShaikh,a
softwaretechiefromTrombay,carriedoutthefiringattheAmericanCenterinKolkatain2002
PeerbhoyvisitedUSin07tobuyequipmenttodetectunsecuredWiFisystems
Besidesthemediawing,IMhasthreeotherfactions:theMahmoudGazni,ShaheedZaqariand
Sabauddinbrigadestotargetsouth&northIndiabesidesVVIPs.

Accusedcelebratedafterblast
Mumbai:TheMumbaipolicechargesheetagainstIMoperativesliststhemannerinwhichRiyaz
BhatkalakeyconspiratorwhoiscurrentlyabscondingrecruitedyoungmentojointheIMand
participateintheterrorattacks.ApartoftheIMsstrategywastospreadterrorthroughitsmedia
cellheadedbysoftwareengineerMansoorPeerbhoy(31).

ThechargesheetpertainstocasesfiledwiththeChemburandMatungapolicestationswhereIM
operativeshackedintounsecureWiFiconnectionstosenda14pagethreateningmail.Peerbhoy
isnamedastheheadofthemediacellandtheauthoroftheemail.Thegroupisbelievedtobe
behindseveralblastssince2005inDelhi,Jaipur,Ahmedabad,HyderabadandLucknow.
Separatecaseshavebeenfiledagainstthematalltheseplaces.Someaccusedhostedadinner
inPunetocelebratethesuccessofAhmedabadblast.

The21menhavebeenchargedwithwagingwaragainstthenationaswellasunderprovisions
ofMCOCAandtheUnlawfulActivitiesPreventionAct.Ifconvicted,theymayevenfacecapital
punishment.Thechargesheetsaystheprosecutionmayexamine159witnessestobuildupits
case.Soonaftercopiesofthechargesheetweresubmittedinthecourt,theaccusedsaidthat
theywantedtoreaditthemselves.Thepolicewillfileaseparatechargesheetinthehackingcase
involvingUSnationalKenHaywoodsWiFinetwork.

TheTimesofIndia,Feb18,2009

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ChargesheetSaysArrestedMenBehindAllTerrorActsSince2005,ButATS
DeniesTheirRoleIn2006SerialTrainBlasts
MateenHafeezandSAhmedAli|TNN
Mumbai:ThechargesheetfiledbytheMumbaicrimebranchonTuesdaymentionstheroleofthe
IndianMujaheedin(IM)invariousblastssince2005,includingtheJuly11,2006,trainblasts.But
theantiterrorismsquad(ATS)whichinvestigatedtheblasts(theonlyterrorattackbetween2005
andthe2008strikes)stronglydeniesthis.
AdditionaldirectorgeneralofpoliceKPRaghuvanshisaid,Sofarthereisnoinformationona
connectionbetweenSIMIandtheIM.Ifthereisanymentionofthe11/7blastinthechargesheet,
wewilldefinitelyquestiontheaccused.WecanfilethesupplemntarychargesheetiftheIM
roleisestablishedinthetrainblasts.

Butthiscontradictsthechargesheet,whichsaystheaccusedwereinvolvedinallblastsJaipur,
Ahmedabad,Hyderabad,Lukcnow,Delhi,SuratandMumbaisince2005.Theinvestigations
intothe26\11strikesarestillon.Theonlyblastsince2005istheJuly11,2006blaststhatkilled
188andinjured817,apolicemansaid.Thechargesheethoweverdoesntdelveintodetailon
theIMsroleinthetrainblasts.

LastOctober,commissionerofpoliceHasanGafoorstatedatamediaconferencethatIM
memberswereinvolvedinthetrainblasts.ButdirectorgeneralofpoliceANRoydeniedthisand
saiditwasAlQaedasploytomisguideinvestigators.Hesaid13personshadalreadybeen
chargesheetedbytheATSfortheblasts.Thereweremorecontradictions.TheATSclaimedthe
bombsusedintheattackswereassembledinGovandiwhilethecrimebranchsaidtheywere
madeinarentedflatinSewree.

Askedaboutthecontradictions,jointpolicecommissioner(crime)RakeshMariaonTuesday
dodgedtheissue.Wehavearrestedtheaccusedforhackingandsendingthreatemails.We
havealsomentionedthattheseaccusedwerealsoinvolvedinalltheterrorrelatedactivitiesin
2005,wasallthathewaswillingtosay.

Chargesagainstabsconderssoon

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Mumbai:EvenastheMumbaicrimebranchonTuesdayfiledthechargesheetagainst21Indian
Mujaheedinmembersresponsibleforvariousblastssince2005,jointcommissionerofpolice
(crime)RakeshMariainformeditwillsoonfileasupplementarychargesheetagainstthosestill
absconding.

RiyazBhatkal,hisbrotherIqbalBhatkal,AmirRaza,IrfanShaikh,MohsinChoudharyandAbu
Rashidhavebeennamedabscondersinthe1,809pagechargesheet.WhiletheBhatkalbrothers
playedakeyroleinterroractivities,IrfanandMohsinareaccusedofaidingandhelpingAfzal
UsmaniferrystolencarsfromMumbaitoAhmedabad.Rashid,agarmentdealerandSewree
residentrentedaflatintheareawherethemoduleassembledbombsincludingtheoneusedin
theMumbaitrainblasts.KolkataresidentRaza,nowinPakistan,isaccusedofmonitoringall
blastsontheinstructionsoftheLashkareToiba.

ThoughMariarefusedtonameothers,sourcessaidLeTchiefandJamatudDawaleaderSaeed
Hafeezisamongthem.TwoDubaibasedIndiansfundedtheIMmodule.SourcessaidSadiqand
hisgroupreceivedRs12lakhthroughhawalachannels.

THECHARGESHEETED21

MohammedZakirShaikh,26
AresidentofBhivandi,Thane,thescrapdealerplantedbombsinSuratattheinstanceofRiyaz
Bhatkal

AnsarShaikh,35
UnderwenttraininginPakistan,heworkedasadesktopengineeratICICIBank,Prabhadevi.He
providedlogisticalsupport

AsifShaikh,22
APuneresidentinthemediawingofIM,heplayedamajorroleinhackingWificonnectionsand
preparingandsendingterroremails

MohammedArifaliasArifBadaraliasLaddan,39
Azamgarhresident,theSIMImemberwhotrainedinPakistanrananelectricshop.Hemadeand
suppliedtimersforbombs

MohammedAtiqMusab,25
TestengineerwithInfosysPune,hisarrestledtotheseizureof32timers

MohdAkbarChoudhary,26
Puneresident,hehelpedrecruitmenforIMandwasapartofthemediawing.Hecarried
explosivestoSuratandAhmedabadandpreparedbombs

AnikSafiqSayyed,27
AnativeofPune,hemadebombs,besidestraininginadministeringsedativestokidnapvictims

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forransom.HeforgeddocumentsforpurchasingSIMcardsforIMoperatives.Healsorana
computerinstituteinPunewhereIMmemberstrained

MajidShaikhaliasNazim,26
HelpedbuySIMcards

YasirSayyedaliasHujefa,20
HelpedbuySIMcards

FarooqTarqasaliasAbdulla,26
Sameasabove

MohammedAli,44
ResidentofMangalore,heharbouredtheBhatkalbrothersandotheraccusedintheirhousein
Ullalvillage

JavedMohammedAli,20
SonofMohammedAli,hisrolewasthesameasthatofhisfather

AhmedBawa,33
ABhatkalresident,hetrainedIMmembersandferriedexplosivesfromBhatkalPune
Ahmedabad.HealsoassembledexplosivesinSurat

MohdNaushadSayyed,25
TheBhatkalresidenttookdeliveryofexplosivesinUdipiandprovidedfundstotheaccused.He
alsodigitaltimerstoPuneandSurat,besidesassemblingIEDs

DustgiraliasMunjeeb,25
AnativeofBhatkal,hetrainedjihadis.Hisarrestledtoseizureofjihadimaterial

FazalRehmanaliasSallauddin,23
TheParbhaniresidenthiredpremisesforIMoperativesinBharuchandSurat,receivedcarsused
inAhmedabadblasts,ferriedexplosivesandplantedthemincarsatSurat

DrAnwarBagwan,25
ThePunedoctorhiredflatstherewhichwerebasesforIM.Heprocuredsedativesand
anaestheticsfromhospitalsandtrainedIMmemberstousetheminkidnappings

TheTimesofIndia,Feb18,2009

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Peerbhoyledmediawing
Kartikeya&MateenHafeez|TNN
Mumbai:InachargesheetwhichdetailshowRiyazBhatkalrecruitedyouthstocarryoutterror
attacksinthecountry,MansoorPeerbhoysnameappearsprominently.Thoughhisfamily
continuestodenyanyinvolvement,thechargesheetsayshewasleaderoftheIndian
Mujahideens(IM)mediacell.

Accordingtothechargesheet,PuneresidentPeerbhoywaspartoftheterrormodulein2007
itself.HevisitedNewark,USAinSeptemberthatyearandpurchasedelectronicequipmentsuch
asaspycameraandaradiofrequencysignaldetectorlaterusedwithdevastatingeffectto
traceunsecureWiFiconnectionsinMumbaiandsendthreateningmailsminutesbeforethe
blasts.

PeerbhoyalsoallegedlyunderwentspecialisedtrainingfromanexpertinHyderabadin2007.
PolicesaidhefacilitatedintragroupcommunicationandhelpedIMoperativesavoiddetectionin
thecyberworldthroughencryptiontechniques.Histeamcomprisedtwoothertechsavvy
operativesAsifShaikhandMubinShaikh.Disturbedbytheeasewithwhichpolicetrackedthe
IMsuseofcybercafestosendterrormails,BhatkaldirectedPeerbhoyinMay2008tosend
threatsthroughunsecureWiFiconnections.PeerbhoycruisedthecityinanEsteemand
identifiedlocationsinColaba,CST,Dadar,Matunga,SionandSanpada.Heallegedlypennedthe
emailsenttomediahousesminutesbeforetheJuly27Ahmedabadblasts.

ThechargesheetsayssincePeerbhoywasworkingwithclientsinUSAhewasallowedtowork
fromhisresidence.AttendancerecordsshowhewasonleaveonJuly25andJuly27,2008
datesaroundwhichblastsinBangaloreandAhmedabadtookplace.

However,PeerbhoysyoungerbrotherAalim,anengineer,cametocourtwithhismother,a
teacher,said:Thechargesheethasnotbeenfiledandtrialisyettobegin.Butthemediahas
madeupstoriesaboutmybrother.

TheTimesofIndia,Feb18,2009

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CELEBCELLMATESkeepalowprofile

MateenHafeezITNN
Mumbai:Malegaonblastsuspectsadhvi
PragyaSinghThakurhastwohighprofile
neighboursinspecialcellsoftheByculla
womensjail.OneofthemisFahmeeda
Sayyed,asuspectintheGatewayofIndia
andZaveriBazaarblasts.Theotheris
aspiringmodelandactorMariaSusairaj,
accusedofmurderingNeerajGrover.

AllthreeThakur,SayyedandSusairajareresidentsoftheprisonshighsecurityzoneand
eachhasfoundherownreadingmaterialinjail.ThakurisbusyreadingtheBhagvadGita,
chantingtheHanumanChalisaandstudyingherlegalpapers.Sayyedkeepsherselfbusyby
offeringnamaz.However,Susairajisintomoreworldlystuff,spendingmostofhertimeinreading
courtpapers.Thethreestayinadjacentcellsbuttherehasneverbeenanyargumentor
squabble,whichiscommoninprisons,betweenthethree,aseniorjailofficialsaid.Keptin
specialcells,theyareamong362prisonersinthejail.

Thakur,aprimesuspectintheMalegaon2008blastcase,wasarrestedinOctober.Sheisthe
founderoftheJaiVandeMataramKalyanSamitiandtheHinduRashtraSena.

AndheriresidentSayyedwascaughtbythecitycrimebranchinAugust2003forconspiringand
executingtheGatewayofIndiaaswellasZaveriBazaarbombblaststhatkilled64.Sheandher
husband,Haneef,allegedlyformedtheGujaratMuslimsRevengeForceasaformofretaliation
againsttheriotsthere.

SusairajsallegedcrimewasmorepersonaltheKeralabornmodelandherboyfriend,Indian
NavysecondlieutenantEmileJerome,areaccusedofkillingSynergyAdlabscreativedirector
NeerajGroverlastyearandthenchoppinghisbodyintopieces.

Allthethreewomen,belongingtothreedifferentfaiths,areinadjacentcellsthatmeasure121sq
fteach.Thakur,SayyedandSusairajcleantheirutensilsandclothesontheirown.Theyhardly
talktootherprisoners,ajailofficialsaid.Thethreehavebeenkeptinseparatecellsinviewof
thesensitivityoftheircases,headded.

Alltheeightbarrackshavesixfansandatelevisionseteach.Butthethreespecialcellsdonot
haveasinglefanoraTVset.Theymakedowithonelighteach.Centralgovernmentrulesforbid
highsecuritycellsfromhavingfanstopreventprisonersfromattemptingsuicide.

Thethreefemaleundertrialsaregoodnaturedandhardlytalktoeachother.Thereisnochance
ofanyuntowardincident,jailsuperintendentSudhirKingresaid.SeveralNGOsrunmehendi,
craft,embroidery,meditationandcomputerclassesinthejailbutnoneofthethreehasenrolled
fortheseclasses.

WOMENBEHINDBARS
Theprisonhas362femaleinmates15ofthemareforeignnationalsarrestedinconnectionwith
drugcases30Indianinmatesareaccusedofmurder

PRISONMENU
Poha,upma,100mlofmilkandacupofteaisservedtotheinmatesforbreakfastat7amdaily
Lunchcomprisesdal,roti,riceandvegetablesandisdeliveredattheinmatesdoorstepat10am
Dinner,usuallyavegetarianaffair,isservedat3.30pmsharp
TheTimesofIndia,February15,2009

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(PicsLtoR)HemantKarkare,
theformerATSchiefwholedtheMalegaonblastinvestigation,theblastsite,SadhviPragya
SinghThakurbeingtakentoacourtinMumbai,residentsinMalegaonprotestingtheblast,
ShankaracharyaSwamiDayanandPandeyandlieutenantcolonelPrasadShrikantPurohit'spic,
SwamiDayanandPandey

ElevensuspectsincludingIndianarmy'sfirstservinglieutenantcolonel,army'sretiredmajor,a
ShankarAcharyaandaSadhvihavebeennailedfortheMalegaonblast.Currentlyinjudical
custody,allthesuspectsarefacingthechargesundervarioussectionsofthestringentlaw,
MaharashtraControlofOrganisedCrimeAct.ItwasinvokedonthecaseonNovember20,2008

Casehistory:
What:Abombblast
Where:BhikkuChowk,Malegaon
When:9.35pmonSeptember29,2008
Ocassion:TwodayspriortoEidinRamzan
Killed:Sixincludingan11yearoldgirl
Injured:101persons
Investigatingagency:TheAntiTerrorismSquad(ATS)
Bombcontained:RDX,ammoniumnitrate,oilfuel,shrapnel,nutandbolts
Totalarrested:11
Whoarethey?MembersofHinduhardliners'outfits,AbhinavBharat,JaiVandeMatramJan
KalyanSamiti,HinduRashtraSenaetc

CHARGESHEET
Accused:11

Wanted:3(RamjiKalangsara,SandeepDange,PravinMutalik)

Injured:101

Confessionalstatements:2

Pagesinthechargesheet:4,528(filedonJanuary20,2009)

EVIDENCE
*Thebikeusedintheblast,issaidtohavebeenonceownedbySadhviPragya
*RecordedconversationbetweenLtColPrasadPurohitandretiredMajorRameshUpadhyaya.Theytalk
ofescapeplan,incasetheywerecaught
*TracesofRDXfoundinSudhakarChaturvedi'shouse
*SMSmessagessentfromPurohitsphonetoUpadhyaya
*Twoimportantconfessionstatementsmadeinthepresenceofamagistrate
*431witnesses,ofwhichfivearearmyofficers
*12writtenwitnessstatements
*AlaptopseizedfromDayanandPandeycontainingkeyvideofilesandothervaluableevidence

CHARGES
TheaccusedhavebeenbookedundertheIndianPenalCodeforcrimessuchasmurderunder
Section302,attempttomurderunderSection307andconspiracyunderSection120B

TheyhavebeenslappedwithprovisionsofUnlawfulActivitiesPreventionActfortryingtooverawethe
governmentandthreateningtheunityandintegrityofthenation,undertheExplosivesActforuseof
RDXtoengineertheblast,andtheMCOCAforbeingmembersofanorganisedcrimesyndicate

WHYMCOCA?
TheMaharashtraControlofOrganisedCrimeAct(MCOCA)isastringentpieceoflegislationthat
allowsthepolicetoholdtheaccusedincustodyforalongperiodoftime.Unlikeordinarylaws,it
allowsconfessionsgiventoseniorpoliceofficialstobeusedasevidence.

LAWYERSINVOLVED

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ThestatewillberepresentedbyspecialprosecutorRohiniSalian
The11accusedhaveabatteryoflawyersincludingMaheshJethmalaniandShrikantShivade.
OtherlawyersfortheaccusedincludeAvinashBhide,GaneshSowaniandNaveenChomal

BehindBars:
*PragyaSinghThakur(38):AformermemberofDurgaVahini,BJP'swomen'swing.Amasters
degreeholderinHistory,ThakurtookSanyasandbecameaSadhviinJanuary2007.Thakur's
bikewasusedtoplantbombinMalegaon.Sheisaccusedofengineeringtheblast.
ShewasarrestedonOctober23.

*ShamlalSahu(42):Heissuspectedtobeoneofthebombplanter.Acommercegraduatefrom
ChristianCollegeinIndore,Sahuhasamobilephoneshopandalsoactedasarealtybroker.
AccordingtoMadhyaPradeshPWDminister,KailashVijayvargia,SahuisaBJPmember.Sahu
isalsoaccusedofconspiringthebombblast.
HewasarrestedonOctober23.

*ShivnarayanKalangasaraSingh(36):ABScgraduatefromNewScienecollegeinIndore,
SinghworksasanelectricianandisalsoanLICagent.Hehasbeentermedas``mechanicaland
electrical''expertbytheATS.Heissuspectedtohaveassembledthetimerdevicewhilemaking
thebomb.
HewasarrestedonOctober23.

*SameerKulkarni(32):AformermemberofAkhilBharatyaVidyarthiParishad(ABVP)who
movedfromMaharashtratoBhopalafewyearsago.Hewasemploeyedinaprintingpressand
woulddistributepamphletesandliterature``toeducateHinduyouths''aboutreligion.Heis
supectedtohavebroughthechemicalsusedinthebomb.
HewasarrestedonOctober28.

*RetiredmajorRameshUpadhyay(64):AresidentofAkurdiinPune,heworkedinMilitary's
intelliegenceunit.Upadhyayissuspectedtohaveprovidedtrainingtotheplantersforassembling
bombsandprocuringthebombmaterial.HealsoheadedBJP'sexservicemen'scellinMumbai
butwasremovedbythehigherauthorities.
HewasarrestedonOctober28.

*AjayRahirkar(39):HewasthetreasurerofAbhinavBharatandpartofthefundraisers'group.
HeisaPuneresidentandhadpaidRs2.5lakhtoSwamiDayanandPandeypriortotheblast.
HewasarrestedonNovember2.

*RakeshDhawde(35):Dhawdehasbeenbookedinfourbombblastscasestoo.Theywere
QadriyamosqueblastinJalna,MohammediyamosqueblastinParbhani,anothermosqueblast
atPornaandabombblastataBajrangDalmember,LaxmanRajkondwar'shouseonApril6,
2006.APuneresident,DhawdealsoarrangedterrortrainingfortheBajrangDalmembersand
collectedweaponsfortraining.HewasaweaponconsultantforAamirKhanstarrermovie,
MangalPandeyTheRising.
HewasarrestedonNovember2.

*JagdishMhatre(40):AhabitualcriminalandaccusedinmurderandextortioncasesinKalyan
andThane,MhatreresidedatDombiviliatthetimeofhisarrest.HehadpaidmoneytoDhawde
tobuyweapons.
HewasarrestedonNovember2.

*Lt.ColonelPrasadShrikantPurohit(37):HeisaccusedofprocuringtheRDXusedinthe
blast.Arrangedandattendedmeetings,collectdfundsandisaprimeconspirator.Hewasposted
attheArmyEducationCorpseTrainingCentreandCollegeinPanchmadi,MadhyaPradesh
wherehewasdoingacourseinArabicatthetimeofhisarrest.
HewasarrestedonNovember5.

*SwamiDayanandPandeyaliasShankarAcharyaaliasSukhakarDwuvedi(40):Hehad
askedPurohittoarrangeforexplosvesfortheMalegaonblast.Heconductedmeetingswiththe
otheraccused.Herantwoashrams,oneKanpurandanotherinJammuandKashmir,priortohis
arrest.
HewasarrestedonNovember14.

*SudhakarChaturvedi(37):OriginallyaresidentofMirzapurinUP,Chaturvediwaspickedup
fromDeolaliwherehestayedinarentedroom.Heisaccusedofconspiracy.
HewasarrestedonNovember.

CasewasfirstregisteredattheAzadNagarpolicestationinMalegaononSeptember29,2008.
Later,itwastransferredtotheATSpolicestation(CRNo.18/08)inMumbai.

Theaccusedarefacingthefollowingchargesinthiscase.

*SectionsoftheIndianPenalCode
302(murder),307(attempttomurder),326(voluntarilycausinggrievoushurtbydangerous
weaponsormeans),324(voluntarilycausinghurtbydangerousweaponsormeans),327
(voluntarilycausinghurttoextortproperty,ortoconstraintoanillegaltoanact)and153(d).

*Sections15,18and23oftheUnlawfulActivities(Prevention)Act,1967(UAPA)
section15(TerroristAct):Whoever,withintenttothreatentheunity,integrity,securityor
sovereigntyofIndiaortostriketerrorinthepeopleoranysectionofthepeopleinIndiaorinany
foreigncountry,doesanyactbyusingbombs,dynamiteorotherexplosivesubstancesor
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chemicalsorbyanyothersubstances(whetherbiologicalorotherwise)ofahazardousnature,in
suchamannerastocause,orlikelytocause,deathof,orinjuriestoanypersonorpersonsor
lossof,ordamageto,ordestructionof,propertyordisruptionofanysuppliesorservices
essentialtothelifeofthecommunityinIndiaorinanyforeigncountryorcausesdamageor
destructionofanypropertyorequipmentusedorintendedtobeusedforthedefenceofIndiaor
inconnectionwithanyotherpurposesoftheGovernmentofIndia,anyStateGovernmentorany
oftheiragencies,ordetainsanypersonandthreatenstokillorinjuresuchpersoninorderto
compeltheGovernmentinIndiaortheGovernmentofaforeigncountryoranyotherpersontodo
orabstainfromdoinganyact,commitsaterroristact.
section18(Punishmentforbeingmemberofaterroristgangororganisation):Whoever
conspiresorattemptstocommit,oradvocates,abets,advisesorincitesorknowinglyfacilitates
thecommissionof,aterroristactoranyactpreparatorytothecommissionofaterroristact,shall
bepunishablewithimprisonmentforatermwhichshallnotbelessthanfiveyearsbutwhichmay
extendtoimprisonmentforlife,andshallalsobeliabletofine.
23.(EnhancedPenalties):(1)Ifanypersonwithintenttoaidanyterroristcontravenesany
provisionof,oranyrulemadeundertheExplosivesAct,1884ortheExplosiveSubstancesAct,
1908ortheInflammableSubstancesAct,1952ortheArmsAct,1959,orisinunauthorised
possessionofanybomb,dynamiteorhazardousexplosivesubstanceorotherlethalweaponor
substancecapableofmassdestructionorbiologicalorchemicalsubstanceofwarfare,heshall,
notwithstandinganythingcontainedinanyoftheaforesaidActsortherulesmadethereunder,be
punishablewithimprisonmentforatermwhichshallnotbelessthanfiveyearsbutwhichmay
extendtoimprisonmentforlife,andshallalsobeliabletofine.
(2)Anypersonwho,withintenttoaidanyterrorist,attemptstocontraveneorabets,ordoesany
actpreparatorytocontraventionofanyprovisionofanylaworrulespecifiedinsubsection(1),
shallbedeemedtohavecontravenedthatprovisionundersubsection(1)andtheprovisionsof
thatsubsectioninrelationtosuchperson,haveeffectsubjecttothemodificationthatthe
referenceto"imprisonmentforlife"thereinshallbeconstruedasareferenceto"imprisonmentfor
tenyears''.

*Sections3,4and5oftheExplosiveSubstanceAct
3.Anypersonwhounlawfullyandmaliciouslycausesbyanyexplosivesubstanceanexplosionof
anaturelikelytoendangerlifeortocauseseriousinjurytopropertyshall,whetheranyinjuryto
personorpropertyhasbeenactuallycausedornot,beguiltyofanoffenceandshallbeliableon
convictiontoafineortoimprisonmentforatermnotexceeding10yearsortocaning,ortoany
twoofsuchpunishments.

Penaltyforattempttocauseexplosion,orformakingorkeepingexplosiveswithintentto
endangerlifeorproperty.
4.Anypersonwhounlawfullyandmaliciously
(a)doesanyactwithintenttocausebyanexplosivesubstance,orconspirestocausebyan
explosivesubstance,anexplosionofanaturelikelytoendangerlifeortocauseseriousinjuryto
propertyor
(b)makesorhasinhispossessionorunderhiscontrolanyexplosivesubstancewithintentby
meansthereoftoendangerlifeorcauseseriousinjurytoproperty,ortoenableanyotherperson
bymeansthereoftoendangerlifeorcauseseriousinjurytoproperty,shall,whetherany
explosiondoesordoesnottakeplaceandwhetheranyinjurytopersonorpropertyhasbeen
actuallycausedornot,beguiltyofanoffenceandshallbeliableonconvictiontoafineorto
imprisonmentforatermnotexceeding10yearsortocaning,ortoanytwoofsuchpunishments.

Penaltyformakingorpossessingexplosivesundersuspiciouscircumstances.
5.Anypersonwhomakesorknowinglyhasinhispossessionorunderhiscontrolanyexplosive
substance,undersuchcircumstancesastogiverisetoareasonablesuspicionthatheisnot
makingitordoesnothaveitinhispossessionorunderhiscontrolforalawfulobject,shall,
unlesshecanshowthathemadeitorhaditinhispossessionorunderhiscontrolforalawful
object,beguiltyofanoffenceandshallbeliableonconvictiontoafineortoimprisonmentfora
termnotexceeding7yearsortocaning,ortoanytwoofsuchpunishments.

*Sections3,7and25oftheArmsAct
3.Licenceforacquisitionandpossessionoffirearmsandammunition
(1)Nopersonshallacquire,haveinhispossession,orcarryanyfirearmorammunitionunlesshe
holdsinthisbehalfalicenceissuedinaccordancewiththeprovisionsofthisActandtherules
madethereunder:
Providedthatapersonmay,withouthimselfholdingalicence,carryanyfirearmorammunitionin
thepresence,orunderthewrittenauthority,oftheholderofthelicenceforrepairorforrenewalof
thelicenceorforusebysuchholder.
(2)Notwithstandinganythingcontainedinsubsection(1),noperson,otherthanaperson
referredtoinsubsection(3),shallacquire,haveinhispossessionorcarry,atanytime,more
thanthreefirearms:
Providedthatapersonwhohasinhispossessionmorefirearmsthanthreeatthe
commencementofhteArms(Amendment)Act,1983,mayretainwithhimanythreeofsuch
firearmsandshalldeposit,withinninetydaysfromsuchcommencement,theremainingfirearms
withtheofficerinchargeofthenearestpolicestationor,subjecttotheconditionsprescribedfor
thepurposesofsubsection(1)ofSection21,withalicenseddealer,or,wheresuchpersonisa
memberofthearmedforcesoftheUnion,inaunitarmouryreferredtointhatsubsection.
(3)Nothingcontainedinsubsections(2)to(6)(bothinclusive)ofSection21shallapplyin
relationtoanydepositoffirearmsundertheprovisotosubsection(2)astheyapplyinrelationto
thedepositofanyarmsorammunitionundersub0section(1)ofthatsection.]

7.Prohibitionofacquisitionorpossession,orofmanufactureorsaleofprohibitedarmsor
prohibitedammunitionNopersonshall
(a)acquire,haveinhispossessionorcarryor
(b)manufacture,sell,transfer,convert,repair,testorproveor
(c)exposeorofferforsaleortransferorhaveinhispossessionforsale,transfer,conversion,
repair,testorproof

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anyprohibitedarmsorprohibitedammunitionunlesshehasbeenspeciallyauthorisedbythe
CentralGovernmentinthisbehalf.

25.Punishmentforcertainoffences
(a)manufactures,sells,transfers,converts,repairs,testsorproves,orexposesoroffersforsale
ortransfer,orhasinhispossessionforsale,transfer,conversion,repair,testorproof,anyarms
orammunitionincontraventionofsection5or
(b)shortensthebarrelofafirearmorconvertsanimitationfirearmintoafirearmincontravention
ofsection6or
(d)bringsinto,ortakesoutof,indya,anyarmsorammunitionfanyclassordiscriptionin
contraventionofsection11,
shallbepunishablewithimprisonmentforatramwithshallnotbelessthanthreeyearsbutwith
mayextendtosevenyearsandshallalsobeliabletofine.
(1A)Whoeveracquires,hasinhispossessionorcarriesanyprohibitedarmsorprohibited
ammunitionincontraventionofsectionsevenshallbepunishablewithimprisonmentforawith
termwitchshallnotbelessthanfiveyearsbutwhichmayextendtotenyearsandshallalsobe
liabletofine.
(1AA)whoevermanufactures,sells,transfers,converts,repairs,testsorproves,orexposesor
offersforsaleortransferorhasinhispossessionforsale,transfer,conversion,repair,testor
proof,anyprohibitedarmsorprohibitedammunitionincontraventionofsection7shallbe
punishablewithimprisonmentforatermwhichshallnotbelessthanfineyears,butwhichmay
extendtoimprisonmentforlifeandshallalsobeliabletofine.
(1AAA)whoeverhasincontraventionofanotificationissuedundersection24Ainhis
possesssionorincontraventionofanotificationissuedundersection24Bcarriesorotherwise
hasinhispossession,anyarmsorammunitionshallbepunishablewithimprisonmentforaterm
whichshallnotbelessthan(threeyears,butwhichmayextandtosevenyears)andshallalsobe
liabletofine.

*Sections3(1)(i)and3(2)(3)(4)oftheMaharashtraControlofOrganisedCrimeAct
(MCOCA)
section3(1)(i)Punishmentfororganisedcrime(Whoevercommitsanoffenceoforganised
crimeshall,(i)ifsuchoffencehasresultedinthedeathofanyperson,bepunishablewithdeath
orimprisonmentforlifeandshallalsobeliabletoafine,subjecttoaminimumfineofrupeesone
lakh)
section3(2)Whoeverconspiresorattemptstocommitoradvocates,abetsorknowingly
facilitatesthecommissionofanorganisedcrimeoranyactpreparatorytoorganisedcrime,shall
bepunishablewithimprisonmentforatermwhichshallbenotlessthanfiveyearsbutwhichmay
extendtoimprisonmentforlife,andshallalsobeliabletoa.fine,subjecttoaminimumofrupees
fivelakh.
(3)Whoeverharboursorconcealsorattemptstoharbourorconceal,anymemberofan
organisedcrimesyndicateshallbepunishable,Withimprisonmentforatermwhichshallnotbe
lessthanfiveyearsbutwhichmayextendtoimprisonmentforlifeandshallalsobeliabletoa,
fine,subjecttoaminimumfineofrupeesfivelakh.
(4)Anypersonwhoisamemberofanorganisedcrimesyndicateshallbepunishablewith
imprisonmentforatermwhichshallnotbeless,thanfiveyearsbutwhichmayextendto
imprisonmentforlifeandshallalsobeliabletoafine,subjecttoaminimumfineofrupeesfive
lakh.

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Thursday,February12,2009

NoproofofMutalikroleinMalegaonblastsofar:ATS

MateenHafeez|TNN
Mumbai:TheATSonWednesdaysaidithadnotfoundanyinvolvementofSriRamSene(SRS)
chiefPramodMutalikintheMalegaonblastcasesofar.TheagencyhadquestionedMutalikin
KarnatakaonJanuary30.

MutalikwasfirstarrestedonJanuary28forincitingagroupofyouthswhoattackedwomensitting
inapubatMangalore.AnewschannelthenairedaspeechdeliveredbyMutalikwherehespoke
aboutthe2008Malegaonbombblast.MutalikwasshownsayingMalegaonisjustaglimpseof
whatwecando.

WehavescrutinisedhisstatementandnotfoundanythingtolinkitwiththeMalegaonblastcase
sofar.However,ifMutalikslinksemergeinthefuture,actionwillbetakenagainsthim,saidATS
additionalcommissionerParamBirSingh.

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TheATSislookingforonePravinMutalikintheMalegaoncase.Pravinissuspectedtohave
plantedthebombinMalegaononSeptember29.

TheTimesofIndia,February12,2009

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Tuesday,February10,2009

ChargesheetfiledinMalegaonblastcasePress
conference......

OfficersoftheMaharashtraantiterrorismsquad,responsibleforthedetectionofMalegaon
September29,2008bombblastthatkilledsix,duringapressbriefing.Elevanpersonsbelonging
toaHinduhardliner'sgroupwerearrested.The4,528pagechargesheetwasfiledinthespecial
MCOCAcourtonJanuary20,2009.

(SittingLtoR)DCPDilipShrirao(inuniform),additionalcommissionerSukhvindarSingh,ADG
KrishPalRaghuvanshi,additionalcommissionerParamBirSingh,DCPRaviPatilandACP
MohanKulkarni
(StandingLtoR)InspectorBBRathor,assistantinspectorArunKhanvilkar,InspectorDinesh
AgrawalandassistantinspectorNasirKulkarni

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Thursday,February5,2009

Sajiaskedforstationerytopenthoughts

(DeputydirectorofEnforcementDirectorateSajiMohanwasarrestedinadrugcase)

MateenHafeezITNN
Mumbai:IPSofficerSajiMohan,whoisinpolicecustodyforallegedlydealingindrugs,
resemblestheleadcharacterinRobinSSharmasbook,TheMonkWhoSoldHisFerrari,except
thattheprotagonistinthebookisaworkaholicwholostthegoodyearsofhislifeintheratrace
formaterialsuccess.

ThepolicedeemeditappropriatetopresentthisbooktoSajiwhenherequestedforsome
readingmaterial.Thebookisfoodforthoughtforthosewhoarehungryfororientalwisdom.

Sajirequestedthepolicetoprovidehimwithbooksandpaperstopendownhisthoughts.He
putsupabraveface.Wedontknowifitsforreal,though,anofficersaid.

Meanwhile,theATS,whichisinvestigatingthecase,isyettotieupthelooseends.Weare
ascertaininghowthedrugsweresuppliedtohim.WeweretoldbytheNarcoticsControlBureau
(NCB)thatSajiwassuspectedtohavekeptapartofseizeddrugswhilehewaspostedaszonal
directorNCBChandigarh.However,hemixedlimestonewiththeseizedmaterialtobalanceout
thetotalamount.However,wehavenotboughtthistheorycompletely,aseniorpoliceofficer
said.

AdditionalcommissionerofpoliceParamBirSinghsaid,Weareprobinghislinkswiththedrug
mafiainthecityandifSajiwaspartofadrugsyndicate.ItislearntthatEnforcementDirectorate
(ED)officialsatKochisealedhiscabinandhavedrawnupapanchnamaoftheseizedmaterial.
SajihadtakenchargeasdeputydirectorofEDonJanuary9.

NCBsuperintendentBalwinderSingh,whoisbeingquestionedbytheATS,islikelytobearrested

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inChandigarhundertheNDPSAct.NCBisalsoinvestigatingtheftofdrugsfromitsoffice.The
economicoffenceswing(EOW)oftheChandigarhpolicewillseekthecustodyofSajion
February7.EOWisinvestigatingmisappropriationofNCBsfundsbySaji.

Sajiwasarrestedforpossessing12kgofheroinonJanuary24.HisassociatesHaryana
constableRajeshKumarandMumbaibasedagentVickyOberoiwereinpolicecustodywhen
Sajiwascaught.

TheTimesofIndia,February5,2009

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Tuesday,February3,2009

SajigotRs30Lforreleasingdrugaccused

(IPSofficerSajiMohanbeingtakentothecourt)

MateenHafeezITNN
Mumbai:ArrestedIPSofficerSajiMohanislearnttohavetoldthepolicethathehasearnedRs
30lakhbyreleasingpeoplecaughtinconnectionwithnarcoticscasesinJammuandChandigarh.

Mohan,arrestedlatelastmonth,facesseveralchargesundertheNarcoticDrugsand
PsychotropicSubstances(NDPS)Act.Thepolicehavesofarrecovered38.8kgofheroin
allegedlyprocuredbyhimtosellinthemarket.

Mohanissuspectedtohavestolen50kgofheroinfromtheNarcoticsControlBureau(NCB)in
Chandigarhduringhistenureaszonaldirector.

AseniorATSofficialsaidMohanrevealedthatheearnedRs30lakhbyreleasingpeoplecaught
withdrugsinChandigarhandotherplacesinnorthIndia.Wewillsendthereporttothe
ChandigarhNCB.SeveralpeoplefromMohansdepartmenthavecomeandquestionedhimas
well,theofficialadded.

TheATShasobtainedMohanslaptopandisbusyretrievingdetailsofhisthreemobilecards.
Wehaverecordedhisconversationaboutpushingdrugsandsellingitinthemarketwhilehe
wastalkingtoanotheraccused,VickyOberoi,saidtheofficer.

OberoitoldthepolicethatheknewseveralBollywoodpersonalities.However,theirlink,ifany,
hadnotyetbeenestablishedinthecase.

TherewererumoursaboutMohantellingthepolicethathegavemoneytogetapostinginthe
EnforcementDirectorate(ED).However,ATSadditionalcommissionerParamBirSinghsaid,He
hasnottoldusanysuchthing.Wearefocusingononlythedrugcase.

AseniorEDofficialsaid,ItisunlikelyconsideringthattheKochideputydirectorspostisnota
soughtafterone.

SourcesindicatedthattheChandigarhNCBsuperintendent,BalwinderSingh,whowasbeing
questionedbytheATS,couldbequestionedbytheChandigarhpoliceinconnectionwithaRs13
lakhembezzlementcase.Themoneywastobedepositedinagovernmentaccount,butMohan
putitinhispersonalaccount.

RajeshKumar,aHaryanaconstableandanotheraccused,wasreinstatedafterMohan
intervenedinhiscase.Kumarwassuspendedfollowingacorruptioncase.TheATShasgotalist
of19peopleandisverifyingtheirroles.

TheTimesofIndia,February3,2009

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ATSlikelytobookexBJPMPforconspiracy

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MateenHafeezITNN
Mumbai:Thestateantiterrorismsquad(ATS),probingtheMalegaonSeptember2008bomb
blast,islikelytoregisteracaseagainstformerBJPmemberofparliament,BLSharma(Prem)
andothersforconspiringtoengineerbombblastsacrossthecountry.

Sharma,whohadbeenMPtwicefromeastDelhionaBJPticket,participatedinameetingheld
onSeptember21,2007atNashikinwhichsomeoftheMalegaonblastaccusedalsotookpart.
ThosepresentinthemeetingincludedoneBhaiDalvi,NinadBedekarandMalegaonblast
suspectsDayanandPandeyandLtColPrasadPurohit.Themeetingwasvideographedby
Pandeyusinghislaptop.TheATSisplanningtoregisterthecaseinaNashikpolicestation.

TheMalegaonblastsuspectshadconspiredtoconvertsecularIndiaintoacompleteHindu
Rashtra.Inthemeeting,SharmaclaimedtobeaVHPminister.Whiletalkingaboutanaction
group,Sharmasaid,Youngmenwantthreethings.Women,money.....Wecangivethat.Ifwe
asktheyoungmentodoworkanddonotgivethemanything,theywillnotbewithusforalong
time.

ThemeetingsCDandtranscriptsarenowpartofevidenceintheMalegaonbombblastcasewith
theMCOCAcourt.Inthemeeting,Dalvisaidthathehadturned70andstillwantedtofight.
Thereshouldbemultipleblastsacrossthecountryatthesametime,Dalvisaidinthe
conspiracymeeting.Itsokaybecauseifpressuremounts,thenconversionswillstart,said
PandeyreferringtotheconversionofMuslimsintoHinduism.Oncetheprocessstarts,itwillnot
taketimefortheentirecountrytoconvert,addedPandey.

WeareconsideringthisandareplanningtoregisteracaseinNashik.Thereisinsufficient
evidenceagainstsomeofthoseaccusedintheblastcase,saidanATSofficialonthecondition
ofanonymity.Wearelegallyexaminingthiscaseandotherissues,addedATSchiefKrishPal
Raghuvanshi.

TheTimesofIndia,February3,2009

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Sunday,February1,2009

Sajipromisedtoresignfromforceifletoff
IPSOfficerStillUnderScannerReliefForPuneResident
CUnnikrishnan&MateenHafeezITNN
Mumbai:IPSofficerSajiMohan,takenbysurprisetoseeapoliceteamwaitingatClassiqueClub
onthenightofJanuary24,promisedtoresignfromtheforceifallowedtogo.Sajiaskedthe
officerstotakeintoconsiderationthebadnamehisarrestwouldbringtotheIPSfraternityand
thetraumahisfamilywouldhavetoface,asourcesaid.

Saji,whoisincustodyoftheATSfordrugtrafficking,wasaskedbyhisaccomplice,VickyOberoi,
tocometoalocationtocollecthisshareofmoneyforadeal.SajicametoMumbaifromNew
Delhiafterattendingaweeklongtrainingassociatedwithhisnewpostingofdeputydirector,
enforcementdirectorate,Kochi.

AseniorpoliceofficersaidOberoiwastofindabuyerforthe40kgpureheroinSajihadbrought
bytrainlastyear.SajidemandedthathebepaidRs5.5lakhperkgandOberoicouldkeepthe
extraamount.ItisbelievedthatSaji,duringhistenureatNarcoticsControlBureau,Chandigarh,
sold20kgheroinandmadeRs20lakh.SajihopedtomakeoverRs2crorefromtheMumbai
deal,anATSofficialsaid.

ThoughOberoiandaHaryanaconstablewerearrestedonJanuary17,Sajiwhowasundergoing
atrainingprogrammeatCBI,Gaziabad,didnotknowaboutit.Saji,followinghisnewpostingin
Kerala,hadtakenanewmobilenumber.WhenOberoidisclosedSajisrole,weaskedOberoito
speaktoSaji.WerecordedtheconversationwhereSajispokeaboutthedeal.Thereareseveral
textmessagesaswell,theofficersaid.

SajihadpushedOberoiintothedrugtradelastyear.SajimetdrugdealersincludingtheJ&K
basedNaseebChandathisofficialresidenceinChandigarh.Sajihadalsoreleasedtwodrug
peddlersinChandigarhafterhewaspaidRs7lakh,theofficeradded.

TheTimesofIndia,February1,2009

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