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 don-turned-politician Arun Gawli, had mentioned his name as "Waqas" while joining the gyms, Maharashtra ATS said.
"It was Waqas who got admission in both Kumbharwada as well as Byculla gyms. After the blasts, Waqas moved around normally to avoid any suspicion. While joining Byculla gym (belonging to Gawli family), he did not produce his photograph but mentioned his name as Waqas in the register and gave the address of Habib building at Byculla, where he was staying on rent," an anti-terror squad official told PTI.
While announcing a breakthrough in the blast probe on Monday after arresting Naqi Ahmed and Nadeem Akhtar from the city, the ATS had withheld names of the two planters whom its chief Rakesh Maria referred to as wanted accused 'A' and 'B'.
However, the two planters have been identified as Waqas and Tabrez, sources said....more
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