Central intelligence agencies are believed to have provided information to Mumbai police on June 27 and 28 that the metropolis would be targeted by the Lashker-e-Taiba terrorists with the help of Students' Islamic Movement of Indian (SIMI) activists.
Informed sources said Mumbai police was asked to give an action taken report on the input provided by Intelligence Bureau on June 27 and June 28 after the central agency had picked up two men in connection with the Aurungabad arms seizure case.
The matter was believed to have come up for discussions at the meeting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had with Maharashtra officials in Mumbai during his trip to the city on Friday, the sources said.
They said the two men had named Mohammed Rahil, a key suspect behind Tuesday's Mumbai serial blasts and Zabiuddin Ansari as the main persons who had been tasked to carry out some "kind of terrorist activities" in Mumbai.
One of the two persons was identified as Samad Khan, a resident of Beed district of Marathwada, who was arrested at Manmad on June 27 (rpt June 27). He had said during interrogation that he had met Zaibuddin in Bangaldesh who had asked him to get in touch with Rahil in Mumbai.