MAHARASHTRA ATS

  • Pune blast: 10 ATS teams to probe case, terror angle not ruled out July 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Ten teams of Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad were formed on Friday to investigate all the angles in Pune blast, sources said adding that case has been registered under various sections against unknown persons at Vishrambag police station. Prima facie, the blast seemed to be part of terrorist attack, sources said....
  • Bhatkal's confession raises question on Baig's conviction in German bakery case September 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency and the Maharashtra Anti-Terrosrist Squad seem to be locking horns over Pune German bakery blast, as prime accused Yasin Bhatkal's interrogation has now put a question mark over the role of death row prisoner Himayat Baig. Five months after a Pune sessions judge sentenced...
  • Mahabodhi blasts: NIA announces Rs 10 lakh reward for clues July 10, 2013

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has announced Rs 10 lakh reward for anyone providing clues leading to the Mahabodhi temple bombers. Even three days after a series of blasts rocked the Mahabodhi temple in Bodh Gaya, security agencies and Bihar Police have failed to any major lead in the...
  • Maharashtra: Several injured after blast in state transport bus May 10, 2013

    Mumbai: An explosion in a state transport bus in Latur district of Maharashtra on Friday evening left several injured. According to sources, the cause of the blast was unknown. Nearly 1015 people are believed to have been injured in the blast. Sources said a bomb disposal squad has been rushed and the...
  • 2012 Pune blasts case: Maharashtra ATS files chargesheet May 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Nearly a year after four low intensity blasts ripped the Junglee Maharaj (JM) Road in Pune, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) has filed its chargesheet before a special MCOCA court in Mumbai. The 3,857page chargesheet was filed on Tuesday before special MCOCA Judge Y D Shinde against eight...
  • 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...
  • May shift Abu Jundal to Navi Mumbai jail, authorities to court April 2, 2013

    Mumbai: Authorities on Tuesday told the special MCOCA court that they are contemplating shifting the suspected LeT operative and key plotter of 26/11 terror strikes Abu Jundal from Arthur Road jail to a facility at Taloja in Navi Mumbai. "The Arthur Road Jail officials told the court that they are contemplating...
  • Jundal threatens to go on fast against solitary confinement April 1, 2013

    Mumbai: Suspected LeT operative and key plotter of 26/11 terror strikes Abu Jundal has threatened to go on hunger strike if not taken out of solitary confinement. He said this in a letter submitted today by authorities of Arthur Road jail, where he has been lodged, to the special Maharashtra...
  • 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...
  • Find 2011 Mumbai bombers, earn Rs 10 lakh: Maharashtra ATS February 12, 2013

    Mumbai: Maharashtra AntiTerror Squad (ATS) on Monday announced a Rs 10 lakh reward for anyone providing information on Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal and three of his aides, accused of the 2011 Mumbai triple bombings, an official said. Police have issued names and photographs of Mohammed Ahmed Mohammed Zarrar Siddhibappa alias...
  • Pune blasts planned after murder of terror accused December 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad, which on Thursday arrested three more members of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen in connection with the August 1 Pune blasts case, said the conspiracy began after the murder of Qatil Siddiqui, an accused in German Bakery blast case, at Pune's Yerawada jail. "The plan to carry...
  • Chargesheet filed against Jundal in Aurangabad arms case November 3, 2012

    Mumbai: The AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra police on Saturday filed a supplementary chargesheet against alleged LeT operative and 26/11 Mumbai attack handler Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, in the 2006 Aurangabad Arms haul case. "We have filed a 3,650page chargesheet against Jundal, and named him as key accused,"...
  • 7/11: Call records of accused destroyed, Maha ATS tells HC October 22, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra's AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) probing the 2006 suburban train blasts, filed an affidavit in the Bombay High Court on Monday saying that it had destroyed call data records (CDRs) of all the 13 accused. The affidavit, filed by Sunil Wadke, who was then a police inspector attached to the...
  • 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...
  • 26/11: Jundal's custody extended till September 10 September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: A Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court on Monday extended the custody of key 26/11 handler Abu Jundal till September 10. The court also allowed Jundal to meet his parents for about ten minutes to arrange for a lawyer. Jundal was brought to Mumbai in July after a...
  • 26/11: Jundal's custody ends, court hearing today September 3, 2012

    Mumbai: A Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court will on Monday decide whether to extend the police custody of key 26/11 handler Abu Jundal. Jundal was brought to Mumbai in July after a Delhi court gave the Maharahstra ATS his custody. The ATS, in turn, handed Jundal over to the...
  • 26/11 handler Jundal allowed to speak to parents August 14, 2012

    Mumbai: Key 26/11 handler Abu Jundal was on Tuesday allowed to speak to his parents on the mobile phone after a court allowed permission. Jundal had reportedly sought permission from the court to speak to his parents. Jundal was on Monday sent to ATS custody till August 24 in connection with the...
  • Pune blasts: Got bags at IAC site, says suspect August 2, 2012

    Pune: Two of the Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) that did not explode in Pune have been sent for forensic examination, Home Secretary RK Singh said on Thursday. He added, "Investigations are still in the preliminary stage. The initial investigation is being done by the NSG postblast team." The NIA and the...
  • Pune blasts suspect lifted bags from IAC rally site August 2, 2012

    Pune: The protesters of India Against Corruption on Thursday suspended their agitation for a day in blasthit Pune after the police told them to packup and leave so that investigations were carried on smoothly. IAC member Deepak Bharadia said, "We have suspended our protest for today." Meanwhile, the man who was detained...
  • Pune blasts: Terror angle being probed, says Patil August 2, 2012

    Pune: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil on Thursday said investigating agencies were probing all angles to determine whether any terror outfit was behind the low intensity serial bomb blasts that rocked the city on Wednesday night. "Whether it was a terrorist act or not will be determined only after proper investigations...
  • Maharashtra ATS moves court to question Abu Jundal June 27, 2012

    Mumbai: After Mumbai Crime Branch, the Maharashtra AntiTerror Squad has also produced a production warrant in Delhi's Tis Hazari court for key 26/11 conspirator Abu Jundal's interrogation. An ATS team will soon go to Delhi for other procedures. The ATS wants to question him regarding the Aurangabad arms haul case of...
  • Mystery behind IM operative's murder in Pune jail June 10, 2012

    Mumbai: The murder of Pune blast accused Qateel Siddiqui inside a high security Yerawada prison has thrown up many questions. Siddiqui, was murdered by two other inmates in Pune's highsecurity Yerawada prison on Friday. A day after the shocker, while Human Rights groups plan to register a complaint with the...
  • Two terror suspects arrested in Maharashtra March 27, 2012

    Mumbai/Aurangabad: Two more terror suspects were arrested from their hideout in Buldhana district of Maharashtra on Tuesday, a day after state ATS apprehended a man wanted in 2008 Ahmedabad blasts following the gunning down of his accomplice in an encounter in Aurangabad. Akheel Khilji (45) and Mohammed Jafar Hussain Qureshi (32),...
  • Maharashtra ATS kills Ahmedabad blast suspect March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: A suspect wanted in connection with the 2008 Ahmedabad blast case was killed in an encounter with the Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) in Aurangabad on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Mohammed Abrar, a resident of Gulmohar Colony in Ahmedabad, police said. Mohammad Abrar's name figured in...
  • 13/7 accused Haroon got training in Pakistan February 3, 2012

    Mumbai: Terming the arrested 13/7 accused Haroon Naik as "a very, very important member of Indian Mujahideen", Maharashtra ATS on Friday said he had undergone rigorous terror training in Pakistan and fought alongside al Qaeda in Afghanistan against "enemies" in the name of jihad. The AntiTerrorism Squad was on Wednesday granted...
  • 13/7: Maharashtra ATS arrest fourth accused January 31, 2012

    Mumbai: The Maharashtra ATS has arrested the fourth accused in the 13/7 blasts case. The accused, who hails from Ghaziabad, has been sent to police custody till February 10. He had allegedly facilitated the delivery of Rs 10 lakh. The arrested accused, Kanwar Nain Wazirchand Pathrija, is a known Hawala operator from Chandni...
  • 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...
  • Fake SIM cards aiding terror: Maharashtra ATS January 27, 2012

    Mumbai: Antiterror agencies in the country are grappling with a menace which they claim has the potential to hamper several terror investigations. By using fake mobile SIM cards terror operatives are not only coordinating their plans, but are also evading the security radar, easily. Even the mastermind of the July...
  • 13/7 arrests reveal 'Bihar connection': MNS January 24, 2012

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief Raj Thackeray launched a fresh attack on north Indians, singling out the arrest of terrorists from Bihar, in the 13/7 serial blasts case. "I have been saying that due to influx of north Indians, terror activities are on the rise. The arrest of terrorists...
  • 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...