Man held with bag of arms in Chembur
A fortnight prior to the first anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks, a 28-year-old man was held with a sophisticated weapons from Chembur on Thursday morning, reports HT Correspondent.mumbai Updated: Nov 13, 2009 00:54 IST
A fortnight prior to the first anniversary of the 26/11 terror attacks, a 28-year-old man was held with a sophisticated weapons from Chembur on Thursday morning.
The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) team said the accused, Kailash Singh, is not affiliated to any terrorist group.
The ATS officials, however, said they believed none of the statements made by Singh. They, however, refused to say what these statements were.
Even his personal details — address, qualification — are being taken with a pinch of salt, they said.
ATS chief K.P. Raghuvanshi said they had information that a man was to arrive near Amar Mahal junction in Chembur with a bag full of weapons.
“We laid a trap at the spot and nabbed Singh with a bag in his hand,” said Raghuvanshi. “A check of the bag yielded 10 pistols, a carbine and 50 bullets.”
ATS officials said the carbine could have been imported from Nepal. The pistols have ‘Made in England’ embossed on them and the ATS is asserting the make and manufacture of the weapons.
“It’s been only a few hours since we arrested him. We are not believing anything Singh has told us about himself,” said Raghuvanshi. “At this point, all I can say is that Singh hails from north India.”
“It seems Singh had come to Mumbai with wrong intentions,” said Raghuvanshi. “But we are confidant that Singh is not linked to any terrorist outfit.”
“So far, we have been able to establish that Singh had been to Mumbai earlier. We are trying to find out whether he is a supplier or just a carrier of weapons,” said Raghuvanshi.
Singh was produced in court, which remanded him in police custody till Wednesday.