Mumbai police has sought the custody of Mohammed Omar Madni, suspected aide of Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed, to question him in connection with the 2006 serial train blasts in the city.
A team of Mumbai police today left for Delhi seeking Madni’s custody, Additional Director General (Anti-Terrorism Squad) K P Raghuvanshi told PTI, adding that ATS will question him on his suspected links to the case.
The Delhi Police, while seeking Madni’s custody, had said he was found to have recruited Kamal Ansari, arrested by the ATS for the train blasts that killed over 180 people.
Ansari is among 13 people arrested for their alleged involvement in planting the bombs aboard the suburban trains in Mumbai on July 11, 2006. The ATS has filed its chargesheet in the case.
Madni, arrested on Thursday last, was allegedly looking to recruit new personnel for the Pakistan-based terror outfit and had knowledge about LeT operatives working out of Nepal.
He was allegedly in India to enrol youth from major cities for terror acts, police officials said.