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Police to file chargesheet against 21 IM members today

india Updated: Feb 17, 2009 10:36 IST

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Mumbai Police will today file chargesheet against 21 alleged members of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM) for hatching in Mumbai the conspiracy to set off blasts in various cities including Delhi, Bangalore and Surat.

The chargesheet will be filed in the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court here, public prosecutor Kalpana Chavan said.

The terror group is alleged to have carried out blasts across the country since 2006 including the 2008 serial blasts in Ahmedabad, Delhi, Bangalore and Surat.

Apart from the stringent provisions of MCOCA, the 21 accused will also be charged under Indian Penal Code, Arms Act, Explosives Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Information Technology Act.

The Mumbai Crime Branch had last year arrested five main accused who hailed from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh and settled in Mumbai.

Investigations revealed that the 'media cell' of the group, headed by a software engineer, had sent out e-mails to media houses minutes before Ahmedabad and Delhi blasts by hacking into unsecured wireless internet accounts.

The IP addresses from which the e-mails were sent were traced back to a college in suburban Matunga and an office in suburban Chembur. The vehicles used in the serial blasts in Ahmedabad was traced back to Navi Mumbai.