|Rediff India Abroad Home | All the sections|
Nasir had plans for Sep 11: Police
Vijay Singh in Mumbai | September 13, 2003 14:36 IST
Last Updated: September 13, 2003 21:47 IST
Abdul Rehman Syed Ali alias Nasir, a prime suspect in last month's twin blasts in Mumbai, had plans for September 11 too, Police Commissioner R S Sharma said on Saturday.
Nasir, police believe, was a founder of the Gujarat Muslim Revenge Force.
Sharma said Nasir had links with the Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Tayiba group and the Mumbai police was chasing him for the past eight to ten days.
Sharma said Nasir had trained the group involved in the twin blasts -- Syed Mohammad Hanif, 42; his wife Syed Fahmida Mohammad Hanif, 36; and daughter Syed Farheen Mohammad Hanif, 18.
From the encounter site on Friday, police recovered a diary which led them to Nasir's residence in Mira Road's Naya Nagar area. Here, they found 215 gelatin sticks, 199 detonator shells, 26 alarm clocks, 25 electronic detonators, 14 ordinary detonators and one personal computer.
Nasir, who did not study beyond higher secondary level, was in Mumbai for over a year. His father, aYamini, passed away in Hyderabad recently.
More reports from Maharashtra
Read about: Telgi case | Mumbai blasts