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Police seek 26/11 court nod to dispose of seized RDX

Police have sought permission from a special court to dispose of around 24 kgs of RDX recovered from the 26/11 target terror target spots in Mumbai.

mumbai Updated: Feb 27, 2010 10:50 IST

Police have sought permission from a special court to dispose of around 24 kgs of RDX recovered from the 26/11 target terror target spots in Mumbai.

"We have made an application seeking permission to dispose of the RDX but the court is yet to pass an order on our plea," Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told PTI.

The RDX was recovered from three unexploded IEDs -- one outside the Taj Mahal Hotel, another near Gokul Restaurant and the third from an unclaimed baggage at Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST).

The seized explosive was placed before the court as evidence.

It is the prosecution's case that two deceased terrorist, Abdul Rehman Bada and Javed alias Abu Ali, had planted 8 to 10 kgs RDX-laden IED outside the main porch of the Taj Hotel in South Mumbai.

However, before it could explode, the Bomb Detection and Disposal Squad (BDDS) defused the bomb.

Two other terrorists, Abu Shoib and Abu Umer, who had fired at people at Leopold Cafe, had planted 8 to 10 kgs RDX-laden IED on the kerb near Gokul Restaurant in the same area which did not explod.

Both Shoib and Umer were later killed by the security forces in the gunbattle at the Taj Hotel.