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Police release sketches of 3 'recce' suspects

Police releases sketches of three persons who apparently carried out reconnaissance of sensitive spots in the city like Mahim dargah, Haji Ali dargah and Mahalaxmi temple.

india Updated: Oct 26, 2007 15:23 IST

Police on Friday released sketches of three persons who apparently carried out reconnaissance of sensitive spots in the city like Mahim dargah, Haji Ali dargah and Mahalaxmi temple last week.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order) KL Prasad said the three, along with a burqa-clad woman, had used a taxi for roaming around the city for the recce on October 22 and 23. "The sketches were made as per the description given by the taxi driver," he said.

The suspects allegedly asked the taxi driver to keep two bags containing 'unknown material' with him while leaving the cab near the Sidhivinayak temple on October 23, following which the driver got suspicious had a heated argument with them.

Prasad appealed to people to come forward with any information about the three as they could potentially be linked to some terror groups.

Prasad was also critical of the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) officers who had leaked the information to a section of media yesterday and said that the leak would affect police investigation.

"We are appealing to people now because everything is out in the open. It is a very serious concern if a police official leaks operational information for petty reward," he said.