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Phone calls received by Mumbai terror suspects traced to Pak

The phone calls received by two terror suspects, arrested on charges of planning terror attacks in Mumbai, have been traced to Karachi in Pakistan, an official from Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) said today.

mumbai Updated: Mar 15, 2010 15:56 IST

The phone calls received by two terror suspects, arrested on charges of planning terror attacks in Mumbai, have been traced to Karachi in Pakistan, an official from Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) said on Monday.

"The phone calls the duo were receiving have been traced to Karachi in Pakistan. They had received calls on a regular basis in which they were instructed to ensure that the targets get reduced to ashes," said the official on the condition of anonymity.

The duo, Abdul Latif alias Guddu (29) and Riyaz Ali alias Rehan (23), residents of suburban Bandra and Dahisar respectively, were arrested near Matunga railway station in central Mumbai on Saturday.

ATS chief Raghuvanshi had said on Sunday that preliminary probe suggested the duo were getting instructions from someone called 'Uncle' from Pakistan to execute their activities here.

Both had conducted recce of three targets - headquarters of public sector petroleum company Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Thakkar Mall and Mangaldas Market - and were planning to carry out attacks which included sabotage and setting them on fire.