The Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) nabbed a person from Maharashtra who was allegedly needed in an Illegal Actions Prevention Act (UAPA) case associated to a bomb-making coaching module being probed by the NIA.

In keeping with police, the accused, Akif, was held from Pagdha in Maharashtra and delivered to ATS headquarters in Ahmedabad.

Throughout a vehicle-checking drive on March 30, Rajasthan police discovered 13 kilograms of explosives in a Baleno automotive in Chittorgarh district and arrested three individuals — Saifullah, Altamas and Zubair, all residents of Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh. Later, police arrested three extra — Amin Favda, Amin Patel and Imran Khan from Ratlam in MP. The case was then handed over to the NIA and an FIR was lodged in New Delhi below sections of the Explosives Act and UAPA.

In keeping with ATS officers, the seventh accused within the case, Akif, was allegedly hiding in Maharashtra.

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“We obtained info {that a} seventh accused within the case, Akif, had travelled to Ahmedabad up to now with one of many arrested Zubair. Throughout interrogation, Akif revealed that in February 2020, he had travelled to Ratlam the place he went to the poultry farm of arrested accused Imran Khan the place he was given coaching in bomb making together with others for 2 days,” stated a senior ATS official. ENS

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