Bank heist: IM rebels produced in Indore district court

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Indore
  • Updated: Dec 18, 2014 18:05 IST

Two suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives Mobin and Amin were produced in Indore district court for third consecutive day in connection with two bank robberies they executed here in December 2008 and January 2010. The duo, along with other accomplices, executed three bank robberies in Indore between 2008 and 2010.

On Wednesday, they were produced before 12th additional district and sessions Judge PK Sinha in connection with broad daylight robberies in Bank of Maharashtra on Kanadia Road in December 2008 and in Oriental Bank of Commerce on Sapna Sangeeta road in January 2010.

Two witnesses, a bank employee and investigating officer, were produced before court on Wednesday. Brajesh Kumar, an employee at OBC, narrated the incident of robbery before the Judge.

However the statement of Anand Yadav, the investigating officer in the matter, could not be completed because the pistol he recovered from Mobin was sent to forensic examination and hence could not be produced in the court. So far 11 out of 35 witnesses have been produced before court.

They robbed Rs 58.5 lakh and Rs 16 lakh holding the customers and staff at gunpoint from Bank of Maharashtra and OBC respectively. Vicky, Jaspal and Mohammed Siddiqui, who were held by Indore police in the year 2012, were also produced before court. Earlier Siddiqui was released on bail since not enough circumstantial evidence was found against him.

The witnesses produced in court on Tuesday identified Vicky and Jaspal as the persons running away with cash-stashed bags from Oriental Bank of Commerce.

Public prosecutor Vimal Kumar Mishra said, "So far 11 witnesses have given their statements in connection with the two robberies." Sanjay, Arif and Manoj, who helped Mobin and Amin in the Bank of Maharashtra robbery, are still at large, the advocate added.

Mobin (35) masterminded the robberies and executed them with the help of his cousin Amin and other friends. The duo, Mohammed Mobin Khan and Ayub Raja Amin Shaikh, were also suspected to have links with the terror outfit.

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