Mohammed Aslam Latif, an accused in the bomb blast at the Ahmedabad railway station in 2006 that left 10 people injured, was charge-sheeted on Thursday by the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Gujarat police with providing assistance for the blasts.
In the charge-sheet filed in the court of Ahmedabad Metropolitan Magistrate G.S. Gamit, Latif alias Imran Mohammed Latif, has been charged with providing logistics support, mobile phones, CDs of the 2002 communal riots and providing assistance for the blasts.
"Latif, a resident of Jammu and Kashmir, had visited various vital installations of Gujarat and gathered confidential information," the charge sheet stated.
According to the charge sheet, Saiyad Jabbiruddin alias Jabbi Ansari, Jhulfikar Kaiyad Kagji, Junaid Pakistani and Abdul Razak Gazi, also accused in the case, are absconding.
Two others - Amir Shakim Ahmed and Saiyed Aakib - who were arrested for the same offence and had been taken away by the Maharashtra police on a transfer warrant, still remain to be returned to the custody of Gujarat police.
Even after the state police's requests to produce them in a local court, no satisfactory answer was given, said an ATS official.
Ten people were seriously injured in a blast at the Ahmedabad railway station on Feb 18, 2006. Investigations revealed that the blast was instigated by Lashkar-e-Taiba as their revenge for the post Godhra riots, police said.