Maharashtra ATS nabs LeT activist with help from Kol STF
KOLKATA: The Special Task Force (STF) of Kolkata Police has played a major role in helping the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) to arrest a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) activist from Mumbai.
The arrest of the LeT operative has come up as a major breakthrough because it helped in averting major terrorist attacks in different cities of the country. It was on Sunday when the Maharashtra ATS arrested one Faisal Hasan Mirza.
Faisal used to stay in Mumbai and work as an electrician. He is originally a resident of Uttar Pradesh but had shifted to Mumbai and put up a base there.
Sources said Kolkata Police had come to know about it while probing into another case and kept a track about him. Investigation revealed that he came to Kolkata from Mumbai before leaving for Sarjah. He left for Sarjah from Kolkata itself.
He met one of the top leaders of Indian Mujahideen, Amir Reja Khan, who is from Kolkata's Beniapukur. Both of them went to Pakistan where Faisal underwent training on preparing explosives and operating firearms.
About a few days ago, Kolkata Police received information about his return to the country. The police started keeping a tab and learnt that he has once again gone back to Mumbai.
Police came to know that he went to Mumbai via Kolkata.
They got to know that a major plan has been chalked out to stage terrorist attacks in some of the cities and the blueprint has been prepared by keeping Faisal as the head of the team that will execute the plan.
The STF of Kolkata Police handed him over to the Maharashtra ATS and now they are carrying on with the further investigation to
get more information
about the plan that has been chalked out.
Moreover, police are also trying to squeeze out names of the people who were in touch with Faisal and helping him to continue with the activities.