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Mumbai blasts probe: Two more arrested

india Updated: Jul 25, 2006 22:51 IST
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Two more people have been arrested in Mumbai for their suspected links to the July 11 train bombings, police said on Tuesday.

The two men identified as Suhail Sheik and Jameer Ahmed were picked up by the crime branch a few days back and were formally arrested on Tuesday. They were later questioned by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Mumbai Police.

Jameer, who owns a key shop in central Mumbai, and Suhail, a native of Pune, were allegedly sent to Pakistan for training at a Lashkar-e-Taiba camp by Tanvir Ansari, a Unani medicine practitioner who was arrested by the ATS Monday for his alleged role in the bombings, police said.

"The two are part of a larger conspiracy and we believe that both were sent to Pakistan by Tanvir Ansari for training in arms explosives. We are questioning the duo for their alleged role in the July 11 blasts," a senior ATS official said.

On Friday, the ATS had arrested three people for their alleged involvement in the train bombings that killed 200 people and injured hundreds. Two people - Khalil Aziz Sheikh and Mohammad Kalam Ansari - were arrested from Bihar while the third Mumtaz Ahmed Choudury was nabbed from Navi Mumbai.