Mah ATS arrests Thane man with links to alleged ‘IS-inspired’ group

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 28 Jan 2019 08:37:02



IN a fresh arrest in busting up of the alleged IS-inspired group plotting attacks at mass events using poisonous chemicals, the Maharashtra ATS has picked up a 34-year-old man from Mumbra in Thane district, taking the number of people in custody so far to ten.

Talha Podrik was arrested on Saturday, an Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) official said on Sunday. A laptop, a tablet computer, a hard disk, pen drives, a router, mobile phones and diaries were seized from the residence of Podrik, he said. The agency had earlier arrested eight people, and detained a minor boy, from Aurangabad and Thane.

They were charged under Indian Penal Code section 120B (criminal conspiracy) and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and the Bombay Police Act. This group, during interrogation, had  named the accused who was arrested on Saturday, he added. Podrik was produced before court, which remanded him in the ATS custody till February 5., the official said.