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Mumbai man held in Pak terror module case sent to ATS custody till Monday

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Visuals of police taking Zakir into custody (Photo/ANI)
Visuals of police taking Zakir into custody (Photo/ANI)

Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], September 18 (ANI): Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Saturday produced Zakir Hussain Shaikh before Mumbai Special Court, which sent him to custody till Monday in connection with a terror plot recently busted by Delhi Police Special Cell.

A joint team of the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Mumbai Police Crime Branch has taken the man into custody from the Jogeshwari area of the city.

The suspect, Zakir, is said to have an important link with the terror module. Maharashtra ATS said that he had asked the arrested terrorist Jaan Mohammad alias Sameer Kalia to bring arms and explosives to Mumbai.

Meanwhile, the Government Railway Police (GRP) in Mumbai has increased the security at all major railway stations of the city.

As per the GRP, some entry and exit point routes have also been closed.

GRP Commissioner Kaiser Khalid said, "We keep getting such alerts from time to time, especially for the local trains. We take every alert seriously. We take steps for the safety of our passengers accordingly."

The checking of parcels and movement of people has also been increased.

GRP has also started mock drills at stations and also deployed additional police force at major railway stations.

Delhi Police Special Cell on Tuesday has busted a Pakistan organised terror module and arrested six operatives, including two Pakistani-trained terrorists.

The arrested suspects were planning to carry out targeted killings and blasts across the country, as per the police. (ANI)

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