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Maha ATS nabs Pak-trained man planning to carry out assassinations

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

A 32-year-old man, who was planning to assassinate some important personalities, has been arrested by Maharashtra's Squad from the city's western suburbs, ATS officials said today.

Officials said that the man, who was arrested by the anti-agency's Juhu unit on May 11, had been to Pakistan, via and Dubai, for training at a camp operated by a outfit.

Police said the accused got training in handling explosives, sophisticated firearms as well as suicide bombings at a Karachi-based camp run by a organisation.

"He was called to by a person who is wanted in for terrorist activities in The arrested man first went to to meet this wanted person where the latter provided him logistics support," an said.

"After spending some time in Sharjah, he was sent to and from there to He then attended a training camp there run by a terror outfit," the said, adding that it has been learnt that this outfit had the backing of (ISI).

The said the arrested man's interrogation had revealed that he was part of a terror group that planned to carry out attacks on "public utilities" and crowded places.

"He has also revealed that assassinations of some important personalities of the city were also planned. Investigations are underway to find out more on all these aspects," he said.

The man was presented before a local court which remanded him in ATS custody till May 21.

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First Published: Sun, May 13 2018. 19:10 IST