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'Money to attack ONGC came from Dubai'

mumbai Updated: Jun 10, 2010 23:10 IST

Two suspects arrested for allegedly plotting terror strikes on ONCG headquarters and two markets in prime areas in the city had received money from a Pakistani national based in Dubai through a UAE financial firm, says the chargesheet filed by Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in a local court.

"Investigation has revealed that accused received money in Mumbai through the UAE Exchange and Financial Services Ltd sent by Pakistani person from Dubai," the 653-page chargesheet filed by ATS in the court, on Tuesday, said.

The chargesheet filed against the two terror suspects Abdul Latif alias Guddu (29) and Riyaz Ali (23) -- both in custody of ATS -- and absconding 1993 bomb blast accused Bashir Khan, reveals that ONGC headquarters, Thakkar Mall in suburban Mumbai and Mangaldas market in South Mumbai were the targets.

On March 13, ATS had arrested Guddu and Riyaz from near Matunga railway station in central Mumbai. The criminal conspiracy to carry out the terror strikes was hatched in Pakistan allegedly by Bashir, a close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, who had masterminded the serial blasts of 1993 along with another absconding accused, Tiger Memon, ATS said.

The duo had conducted recce of target sites as per the instructions given by Bashir from Karachi, whom they referred to as 'Uncle', they said.