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Mumbai police kills one Pak ‘terrorist’, nabs another
Tribune News Service

Mumbai, August 22
The Mumbai police today claimed to have killed one Pakistani terrorist and nabbed another in an early morning operation in the city’s Antop Hill area today.
Mumbai’s Police Commissioner A.N Roy told reporters this afternoon that the Anti-Terror Squad of the police intercepted the Maruti van in which Mohammad Riyaz Nawabuddin was travelling in the wee hours today during a routine search operation. The vehicle was intercepted at the desolate Wadala TT area. A search of the vehicle yielded some white powder, detonators, money and other equipment, Roy said.

On questioning Nawabuddin led the police to his hideout at the Central Government Scheme Housing Complex, Antop Hill, where his associate Mohammad Ali was hiding. According to the police instead of surrendering Ali opened fire with his AK47 assault rifle. The police team returned fire in which Ali was fatally injured, Roy added.

Officials of the Anti-Terror Squad later told reporters that the AK-47 used by Ali, 2.5 kg of RDX and railway timetables were recovered from the site of the encounter.

The police is now trying to find out if the two were part of the conspiracy to set off blasts in Mumbai’s trains on July 11, Roy said.

The Police Commissioner, however, added that the police was on the lookout for the associates of the two men also from Pakistan. “As per our investigations the two men were from Pakistan and one of them was staying in India,” Roy said.

He added that the slain terrorist Mohammad Ali, alias Abu Osama, was from Charchak Faisalabad in Pakistan. Nawabuddin was from the Machiswala area in Pakistan’s Dehari district.

Ali had been living in North India after infiltrating from Pakistan. He came to Mumbai for carrying out terror activities.

ATS Chief K.P Raghuvanshi added that the breakthrough was possible since the police was acting on the basis of specific intelligence inputs. He hoped that more arrests would be made in the next few days.




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