ANTI TERRORISM SQUAD

  • Top policemen killed in 26/11 attacks as they did not have proper arms: Bombay High Court November 26, 2014

    Mumbai: Advising the Maharashtra Government to revise its weapon policy every three years, the Bombay High Court observed that high ranking police officers lost their lives during the brazen 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks because the arms they possessed were not appropriate. The observation was made by a division bench on...
  • On 26/11 anniversary, PM Modi asserts the need to combat terrorism November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: On the sixth anniversary of the deadly 26/11 Mumbai attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asserted the need to combat terrorism. "Today is a day to reaffirm our commitment to work together to combat the menace of terror & uproot it from the face of humankind," he...
  • Killings by China antiterror police raise concerns September 8, 2014

    Beijing: When attackers from China's minority Uighurs killed 37 people in a July rampage in far western Xinjiang, police responded by gunning down at least 59 of them. When three Uighurs allegedly killed a top stateappointed Muslim cleric, police shot dead two of them. When security forces led a raid...
  • Maharashtra: Lowintensity blast in Kolhapur, 1 injured August 24, 2014

    Kolhapur/Mumbai: A roadside vendor suffered minor injuries in a lowintensity blast on the outskirts of Kolhapur town in western Maharashtra on Saturday night, police said. The explosion occurred near a food cart close to Shahu toll plaza, a senior police officer said in Mumbai. As per preliminary information, the bomblike device...
  • Pune blast: CCTV footage obtained from parking lot where explosives were kept July 30, 2014

    Pune: The AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) has obtained a CCTV footage from the parking lot from where the police bike carrying explosives had been stolen. The July 10 Pune blast case had left 5 injured. Though it was a low intensity blast in the heart of the city, the terror angle...
  • Minor explosion in Pune, three injured July 10, 2014

    Pune:A minor explosion took place outside the Faraskhana police station in Pune on Thursday in which three people have been injured. Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was at the spot and has called it a lowintensity explosion. "It is a low intensity explosion. Either something kept in the dicky of a bike...
  • Malegaon blasts: Maharashtra govt denied permission to prosecute policemen, CBI tells Indore court May 23, 2014

    The CBI, which probed the mysterious disappearance of Dilip Patidar, a witness in the 2008 Malegaon blast case, on Thursday filed a report before the court in Indore, recommending closure of the case as Maharashtra authorities did not give permission to prosecute two accused officers. The 17page report, filed before the...
  • SIMI operative Gulrez provided help to terroraccused Abu Faisal: ATS April 28, 2014

    Gulrez, an alleged operativeof the banned outfit Students Islamic Movement of India who was arrested on Sunday from Bhopal railway station area, had provided help to the terroraccused Abu Faisal, a senior officer of the Madhya Pradesh AntiTerrorism Squad said. Faisal was recently rearrested from Barwani, while Gulrez was arrested near...
  • Rajasthan ATS gets custody of IM terror suspect April 21, 2014

    Main terror suspect of Indian Mujahideen's Jodhpur module Mohammad Sakib Ansari was on Monday remanded in 10 days' custody of Rajasthan Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS). Sakib was produced before the additional Chief judicial magistrate's court in Jodhpur by the Rajasthan ATS, which had taken his custody from Delhi Police (Special Cell) and...
  • UP ATS arrests two terrorists planning to attack Varanasi during polls March 27, 2014

    New Delhi: In what can be a major breakthrough, two alleged fidayeen terrorists have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad in Gorakhpur. They were reportedly on their way to Ayodhya from Gorakhpur. According to the UP ATS, the arrested terrorists are Pakistani nationals. The ATS said that the...
  • Rakesh Maria appointed as new Police Commissioner of Mumbai February 16, 2014

    Mumbai: The Mumbai Police on Saturday got a new police commissioner. Senior IPS officer Rakesh Maria, who was the head of the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad was appointed as Mumbai Police Commissioner on Saturday. The post became vacant after former police commisisoner Satyapal Singh resigned in January to join the...
  • 2009 fake currency case: NIA court gives life term to six convicts January 30, 2014

    Mumbai: All six convicts in the fake currency case have been awarded life sentence by a special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court. The six people Abdul Shaikh, Mohammed Aizul, Ravi Dhiren Gosh Nooruddin Bari, Mohammed Samad and Aizul Shaikh had been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of...
  • Asaram brought to Ahmedabad, questioned by Gujarat ATS October 15, 2013

    Ahmedabad: Troubles continue for selfstyled godman Asaram who has been produced before a special judge in Gandhinagar on Tuesday in connection with the sexual assault case against him. The police could ask for his remand. Asaram was grilled by the Gujarat AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) in Ahmedabad on Monday. He is...
  • Suspected ISI agent arrested with fake currency notes July 26, 2013

    Antiterror squad of Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday arrested a suspected ISI operative and a major supplier of fake currency notes in the state from Kaiserbagh bus stand here, a senior police official said. "ATS arrested Imran Ahmed Teli alias Munna alias Aftab alias Sammer from the bus stand while he...
  • 7/11 Mumbai blasts: Call records of 4 accused show they weren't at the spot April 27, 2013

    Mumbai: There may be embarrassment for the Maharashtra AntiTerror Squad in the 7/11 train serial blasts trial. The phone records of four alleged bombers have shown that they were not at the blast site when the bombs were planted. The ATS had arrested five alleged bomb planters in connection with the...
  • Antiterrorism Squad takes headmaster on transit remand April 13, 2013

    Pakur: A team of Antiterrorism Squad (ATS) on Friday took the headmaster of a school in Pakur district on transit remand in connection with a fake currency case that was registered in Gujarat five years ago. Mohammad Zaheeruddin Ansari, the headmaster of Hitesh Nagar Upgraded Middle School in the district,...
  • Mumbai: ATS official shoots himself dead in restaurant March 23, 2013

    Mumbai: In a freak incident, a police officer in the Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) shot himself dead at a restaurant in Thane on Saturday evening. The officer had gone to the Goa Portuguese Hotel with his family where he shot himself dead around 4.00 pm. The reason for his suicide...
  • Pune blast: Maharashtra ATS arrests one more accused January 14, 2013

    Pune: Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad on Monday arrested one more person on charges of aiding and abetting the 2012 Pune serial blasts. He will be produced in an Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court later on Monday. One person was injured in the four coordinated and lowintensity blasts on August 1,...
  • Gujarat ATS gets Jundal's custody October 20, 2012

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday handed over the custody of 26/11 key handler Abu Jundal to Gujarat ATS in connection with the 2006 train blast at Ahmedabad station in which he is alleged to be one of the main conspirators. Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Parkash handed over Jundal...
  • Jundal's police custody extended till October 3 September 24, 2012

    Nashik: Terror suspect and 26/11 handler Abu Jundal's police custody was extended till October 3 by a court in Nashik on Monday. Jundal was produced before Chief Judicial Magistrate AD Sawant amid tight security this morning. Special Public Prosecutor Ajay Misar said Jundal's interrogation so far had elicited some information about...
  • 26/11: Abu Jundal's police custody ends today September 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Key 26/11 attacks handler Abu Jundal's police custody ends on Monday and the matter is set to come up for hearing at a Mumbai court. The Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) was given the custody of Jundal for their investigations into the 2006 arms haul case and the 26/11 attacks. In...
  • Green light for Goa AntiTerrorism Squad April 2, 2012

    Panaji: After several flipflops, Goa has decided to go ahead with its proposed AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS), a specialised unit conceived to combat any possible terrorist attack in the coastal state. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, emerging from the first ever high level meeting of the police department in Panaji, said the ATS...
  • 13/7 accused met Osama in 2001: ATS sources February 7, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Anti Terror Squad (ATS) sources on Tuesday said that July 13, 2011 Mumbai serial blast accused and Indian Mujahideen member Haroon Naik met slain terrorist Osama bin Laden in August 2001 in Bahawalpur, Pakistan. "Naik was part a group of operatives who were addressed by Osama in Bhawalpur," said...
  • 13/7 bomber who enrolled in gyms identified January 29, 2012

    Mumbai: One of the bomb planters wanted in connection with the 13/7 blasts case, who had enrolled himself at two gymnasiums including the one owned by the family of underworld donturnedpolitician Arun Gawli, had mentioned his name as "Waqas" while joining the gyms, Maharashtra ATS said. "It was Waqas who got...
  • 13/7 blasts: MHA does a Uturn, supports ATS January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: A day after a press conference by the Maharashtra ATS chief sparked off a controversy over a possible rift with the Delhi Police over the 13/7 Mumbai blasts probe, the Ministry of Home Affairs came out to bury the hatchet. Home Secretary RK Singh said on Tuesday that...
  • 13/7 blasts probe lacked coordination: Home Secy January 24, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Home Secretary RK Singh on Tuesday admitted that there were coordination problems between Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) and Delhi Police, saying that one of the two arrested in the 13/7 Mumbai blasts case is a police informer. Congratulating Maharashtra ATS for cracking the case, Singh said that...
  • 13/7 blasts: Search for Bhatkal continues January 23, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad on Monday claimed to have cracked the July 13 triple blasts in Mumbai that rocked the areas of Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar last year. Two people were arrested for the blasts that claimed 27 lives. However, the hunt for the elusive mastermind...
  • 'Naqi Ahmed being tortured in custody' January 20, 2012

    Mumbai: A family member of Naqi Ahmed, who had allegedly helped three terror suspects rent an apartment in Mumbai and was later arrested in a forgery case, said he was being tortured in police custody. The charge, however, was rubbished by the Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) which effected the arrest. "My nephew...
  • IM prime suspect in Mumbai serial blasts July 14, 2011

    Mumbai: A day after three blasts rocked Mumbai killing 17 and injuring 133 people, it is still unclear who was behind the blasts. Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday made it clear that all militant groups targetting India are on the list of suspects. There are first signs of an emerging...
  • Mumbai blasts: Indian Mujahideen suspected July 14, 2011

    New Delhi: Three blast rocked the city of Mumbai on Wednesday leaving the country in a state of panic. On the investigation front, the Maharashtra Antiterrorism Squad and the Mumbai Police have formed teams to investigate the serial blasts. In a latenight highlevel meeting of senior police officials, details of the...