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Another LeT module busted; 2 held

Mushiullah and Ansari, suspected for 11/7, are dedicated members of SIMI who underwent training with LeT in Pak.

india Updated: Aug 14, 2006 15:55 IST

Mumbai Police on Sunday claimed to have busted yet another Lashkar-e-Taiba module in the city by arresting two suspected members of the terror outfit, who allegedly underwent training in Pakistan.

"The duo will be interrogated to find out if they were involved in the July 11 serial blasts or know the persons who hatched the conspiracy," a top Mumbai police official said.

Police are also on the look out for three more members of the module who are at large and could prove potential danger to the law and order in the city, the official said.

A LeT module, headed by Faizal Sheikh, was busted last month and five members, including Faizal, of the group were arrested in connection with the July 11 serial train blasts.

The two arrested on Sunday have been identified as Shabbir Ahmed Mushiullah, a resident of Malegaon in Nasik, and Nafiz Ahmed Jamir Ahmed Ansari (29), a resident of Govandi in north-east Mumbai.

They were arrested by the Mumbai crime branch under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) and produced in a local court, which remanded them to police custody till August 17.

"Mushiullah and Ansari were dedicated members of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), who knew of all developments about the organisation," a senior crime branch official said.

Sources said that Mushiullah and Ansari went to Dubai in May 2003 and from there they moved to Pakistan where they are alleged to have undergone training at LeT camps for arms and ammunition handling, bomb making, etc.