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Mumbai unani doc held in 11/7 case

Tanvir Ansari is said to have undergone training in Pakistan in handling bombs.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2006 17:04 IST

Tanvir Ansari, arrested by Anti-Terrorist Squad of Mumbai police in connection with July 11 serial blasts in trains, was on Monday remanded to police custody till August 4 by a local court.

Ansari, a doctor by profession, was produced before an additional chief metropolitan magistrate AM Garde amid tight security.

Producing the accused before the court, ATS officials said Ansari was an alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operative and had undergone training in Pakistan in handling arms and ammunitions and making bombs and explosives.

ATS sought his custody saying they had to find out the exact role of the accused in blasts.

Ansari is the fourth accused to be arrested in connection with the blast. The others are Kamal Ahmed Ansari, Khaleed Aziz Sheikh and Mumtaz Ahmed Choudhary.

Ansari was arrested in connection with the deadly wave of terror attacks that rocked Mumbai on July 11, taking the total number of arrests to four.

He was arrested by Crime Branch and later handed over to the ATS, they said. He will be produced before a local court later in the day.

Ansari had undergone training in Pakistan in handling arms, ammunition and making bombs and explosives. He is suspected to have provided such training to others, they said.

Earlier on July 21, police have arrested three persons for their alleged involvement in the serial blasts in Mumbai suburban trains that claimed about 200 lives and injured over 700.

Two persons -- Kamal Ahmed Mohd. Vakil Ansari and Khalid Aziz Raunaq Aziz Sheikh -- were arrested from Bihar while the third -- Mumtaz Ahmed Maqbul Ahmed Choudury -- was nabbed from Navi Mumbai. They were remanded to 10-day custody.