Sunday, 20 March 2011

Where terrorists planning to attack this time ???

At a time when the intelligence agencies have warned the Maharashtra police about 17 tickets being bought by possible terror suspects for the World Cup final, the city cops are struggling to locate the six terror suspects who had reportedly sneaked into Mumbai in the last six months.

The World Cup final will be played at Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on April 2. Police sources say the plot is a joint operation between the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and the Jamaat-e-Ahle-Sunnat. Someone linked to this collaboration between the LeT and the Barelvi group has bought 17 tickets for the final, the sources said.

The search into locating the six terrorists has not yielded any result so far with the police saying they are clueless. The terrorists belong to the Bangladesh-based banned outfit, Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami ( HuJI) and Pakistan's outlawed outfit, LeT. The city crime branch on September 11 issued sketches of two terror suspects-Kalimuddin Khan alias Rameshwar Pandit and Hafeez Sharif-both bomb makers. On December 23, 2010 the then crime branch chief Himanshu Roy released four new names. While Roy said four terrorists of the LeT have sneaked into the city, he released one mugshot of a terrorist, Waleed Jinnah. "There is specific information that LeT members, identified as Abdul Karim Moosa, Noor Elahi, Jinnah and Mahfooz Alam, have entered the city to cause major destruction and violence," Roy had said.

A senior police official said, "We are working on some intelligence alerts and trying to locate the terrorists. We are working closely with other agencies and coordinating with them." In September 2010, when additional commissioner of police (crime branch) Deven Bharati sent letters to his units, he wrote that the terrorists Kalimuddin Khan alias Rameshwar Pandit and Hafeez Sharif were last seen in Lalbaug, home to one of the city's most celebrated Ganpati pandals. However, the intelligence agencies, say policemen, lost track of them two terrorists after tracking their movements for close to a week from the point of their entry into India through the Bangladesh border.

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