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ATS trying to unravel terror network plan from arrested Bashir

The Gujarat Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) is trying to unravel what kind of terror network the arrested Hizbul Mujahideen suspect was trying to set up in the state, officials said today.

india Updated: Mar 15, 2010 17:25 IST

The Gujarat Anti-terrorist Squad (ATS) is trying to unravel what kind of terror network the arrested Hizbul Mujahideen suspect was trying to set up in the state, officials said on Monday.

The ATS has seized important documents from Bashir Ahmed Baba alias Aijaz (32), a Kashmiri, which include a diary containing e-mail addresses and contact number of persons in Gujarat and other places, they said.

"We are scrutinising the contact numbers and e-mail addresses found from Bashir and trying to trace it," said ATS sources, who are interrogating him after he was remanded to 14-day police custody by a local court in Anand.

"This could give us clues to what was Bashir planning after coming to Ahmedabad and later meeting people in other districts of the state," they said adding "the documents could also lead us to some local aides of Bashir who were facilitating him in his mission."

According to the ATS, Bashir's main job was to identify vulnerable youth, brain wash them and sent them to Pakistan for terror training.

Bashir was also an expert in explosives and used to make bombs using tin cans of Pepsi, they said.

Bashir, also known as 'Pepsi Bomber' was capable of making bombs using tin cans which could be exploded using timer devices and could also be used as hand grenades.