Pak-trained man apprehended in Mumbai

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

The investigation team, questioning the accused, Mirza Faizal Khan, learnt that he was allegedly assigned the job of assassinating a top politician from a ruling party apart from causing explosions in some parts of India. Khan will be in the custody of the Maharashtra anti-terror squad (ATS) till May 21. He was produced in court on Friday, after his arrest.

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

Khan was allegedly sent back from Pakistan after terror training was imparted to him. Khan was traced from a location in Mumbai’s western suburbs when the Kolkata special task force (STF) got a tip-off about his whereabouts and his plan.

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