Mumbai: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Sunday arrested a suspect in connection with suspected terrorist Zakir Hussain Sheikh from Mumbra. The arrested accused is identified as Rizwan Ibrahim Momin (40), who is accused of disposing of Zakir’s mobile phone.
Rizwan is a resident of Mumbra where he takes private tuition. He was in touch with Zakir. About a month ago, Zakir went to stay at Rizwan’s house for two days. The ATS suspects that Zakir then contacted his Pakistani counterpart Anthony alias Anas alias Anwar on his own and Rizwan’s mobile. Zakir had given his mobile to Rizwan. After Zakir’s arrest, Rizwan broke it and threw it into the flowing water in the nala near his house. ATS officials had received information about Rizwan’s mobile during interrogation. That mobile has been found by ATS in the form of three pieces. It has been seized and will be sent to a forensic laboratory for further investigation.
The ATS had issued a look-out order against Zakir Hussain Sheikh, 52, on suspicion of having links with Anthony of Pakistan, who was preparing for assassination in the country. Zakir was arrested on Saturday and charged under the Prevention of Illegal Acts (Prevention) Act, 1967. Rizwan was arrested by the police on the basis of information obtained during Zakir’s interrogation. A search of his Mumbra home by the ATS turned up suspicious documents and seized them.
A special squad of Delhi Police had arrested six suspected terrorists from various places in North India. It is suspected that the terrorists were preparing to order explosives for assassinations. Anis Ibrahim of the Dawood gang is suspected to be behind all these conspiracies. Anis’s faithful handmaid is a relative of Zakir. Sheikh was arrested on Friday night and brought to the ATS office in Nagpada for questioning. He was then arrested on Saturday. Meanwhile, both Zakir and Momin have been remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.