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The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) claimed to have foiled a major terror plot to blow up state-run Oil & Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) terminals in south Mumbai and a mall by arresting two people here Sunday. They were sent to police custody till March 18 by a city court.

ATS chief K.P. Raghuvanshi told reporters that the arrested duo, identified as Latif and Riyaz, were from Mumbai.

They were nabbed after a tip-off that they were allegedly plotting to blow up oil tanks of the ONGC and a mall in Mumbai, among other sites, Raghuvanshi said.

They were produced before a Mumbai court that granted them police custody till March 18.

Raghuvanshi said the duo had conducted a recce of the sensitive Nhava-Sheva area of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) and also its surroundings.

Police have also recovered several maps of Mumbai, Navi Mumbai and the sites they were planning to strike from them. They are suspected to have links with international terror outfits.

As per initial investigations, Raghuvanshi said they were trained in Pakistan and were in touch with some Pakistani terror outfits. However, he declined to identify the terror outfits.

The JNPT is among the most sensitive installations in the city and barely a few kilometres away from downtown Colaba, which was the landing point of the 10 Pakistani terrorists who had attacked Mumbai Nov 26, 2008.

The ATS, which is carrying out further investigations into the matter, would also probe the duo’s links to the 26/11 attacks and the Feb 13 Pune blast, their other associates in Mumbai and elsewhere in the country, he added.

2 Responses to “Terrorists planning attack held in Mumbai”

  1. tammy

    i do not think men and women officers are at par in the army and neither can they be.. women off can’t b sent to hard fields, once on family way they get a long break from any official duty … they get paid equally they get equl perks but they do not put in equal amount of work… they do not need to be permanent comissioned .

  2. jaspal singh

    Dear Sir,

    All the strikes in the country should be banned in order to bring harmony and peace in the country for a period of 5 years. The strikers should be fined heavily so that he has no mind to instigate other people and bring others on the stage to demonstrate strikes in the country.

    Like this country can make progress, when it is in the peace mode.

    Tks and Rgds
    Jaspal singh


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