The Mahashtra’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Saturday secured the custody of Sadikh Shaikh, alleged to be a founder-member of Indian Mujahideen, in connection with the July 2006 serial train blasts.
Shaikh, produced before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act Judge Y P Shinde who is conducting trial of 21 IM members, was remanded in ATS’s custody till March five.
“Since the Crime Branch in its IM case chargesheet has mentioned Shaikh might be involved in the 7/11 Mumbai train blasts, ATS has taken his custody to verify his role in the blasts,” Additional Director General of Police Anti-Terrorism Squad) K P Raghuvanshi told PTI.
A chargesheet has been filed by the ATS against 13 people for their alleged involvement in the serial train blasts in which 187 persons were killed.
The ATS has said in the chargesheet of Mumbai serial train blasts that Pakistani nationals had aided Indian nationals in planting the bombs in the trains and then fled the country.
After the arrest of the 21 Indian Mujahideen members, police authorities had said some members of the terror outfit had participated in the operation to carry out the blasts.
However, there was no mention about it in the chargesheet filed by the police against the 21 members of the IM.