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Terrorism-related Incidents in Maharashtra since 2006


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January 10


A special MCOCA court issued a production warrant against IM 'co-founder' Yasin Bhatkal and six others in connection with the July 13, 2011 Mumbai triple blasts case. "The court issued a production warrant against Yasin Bhatkal, who is presently lodged in Cherlapally central prison in Hyderabad," an ATS official said. The official added that the court also issued warrants against three other accused lodged in the same jail. "Apart from them, production warrants were also issued for an accused lodged in Tihar jail in New Delhi and two others in Parappana Agrahara central jail in Bangalore," the official added. Special MCOCA judge V V Patil directed that all the seven accused be brought before him on January 27.

January 20

New Delhi

ED issued summons to Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and his IRF under the PMLA. The Union Government had declared the IRF as an "outlawed organisation" under the anti-terror law for its alleged terror activities, following which the Maharashtra Government said it would keep a close eye on locals and organisations funding the IRF and would be treated as "anti-social elements". However, the IRF said it would be arguing before a Central government tribunal against the validity of the ban imposed on it and invoking of the UAPA.

January 21

New Delhi

12 of the 52 arrested in India over the past two years for links with Islamic State (IS) terror group are from Maharashtra. The terror organisation has become a major concern for security agencies as out of the 64 suspected terrorists arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in all terror-related cases in the past two years, 52 of them have been arrested for their role in IS.

February 12


A magistrate court has discharged Mirza Himayat Baig, along with alleged IM 'operative' Maulana Shabbir Hussain Gangawali, in the case registered by the Maharashtra ATS under the UAPA, for allegedly circulating jihadi literature to Muslim youth in Pune, who were alleged members of the banned SIMI. Judicial Magistrate (first class) V B Gulve Patil, Shivajinagar Court, passed on order in this regard on December 22, 2016. It may be recalled that Gangawali, a native of Bhatkal of Karnataka and an alleged aide of IM founders Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal, was arrested by the Pune unit of the ATS on December 30, 2008, with possession of 250 counterfeit notes of Rs 100 denomination at a Janawadi mosque in Shivajinagar area.

February 16 Maharastra

Aamir Gazdar, a close aide of Zakir Naik, was arrested by ED in connection with its probe in a money laundering case against him and others. Officials said Gazdar, director in certain firms under scanner in this case, was arrested late evening by the Enforcement Directorate under the provisions of the Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA). "Gazdar, a confidant of Naik, was put under arrest around 7:30 PM today. He will be produced in a court tomorrow for further custody," an official said. Gazdar, officials said, was called for questioning at the ED's office here and was arrested as he was allegedly "not cooperating" with the investigators.

February 19 Maharastra

In a revelation, it has come to the fore that Dawood Ibrahim used to fund Zakir Naik's IRF. According to Zakir Naik's CFO Aamir Gazdar, "Dawood Ibrahim has funded Zakir Naik's NGO Islamic Research Foundation." Aamir Gazdar said, "the said funding by Dawood Ibrahim used to take place through a mediator - Sultan Ahmed." The Enforcement Directorate officials said they suspected that Gazdar handled funds and transactions worth INR 200 crore on behalf of Naik and his NGO. These important details have now revealed Zakir Naik's Pakistan and Dawood connection. Authorities are investigating other details too.

March 13 Mumbra / Thane District

Police, probing a case against Tabrez Tambe (28) from Mumbra (Thane District, Maharashtra), who had left to work in Egypt this January and allegedly joined the banned outfit Islamic State (IS), have found that he is in a Libyan jail. He was caught by the Libyan authorities in December, 2016. His detention has been confirmed by Dr Ramamurthy Kosanam, who saw Tabrez in IS custody. Kosanam, a native of Andhra Pradesh's Krishna District, was abducted by IS cadres one-and-a-half years ago. He was rescued by the Indian mission in Libya in February, 2017. Maharashtra ATS officials apparently showed Tabrez's photograph to Kosanam to establish if he was in a Libyan jail. Tabrez, had on December 5, 2016 called up his family and said he had been arrested by the Libyan government and requested them to file a missing complaint for him and approach the embassy for his release. He had also told them to uninstall the Telegram app, through which he was communicating with them.

Tabrez's brother, Saud, filed a complaint with the state ATS after his mother received his call. "My brother also gave us his Facebook and Gmail passwords and told us to delete his accounts," Saud told police. An ATS officer said they had contacted the Union home ministry about Tabrez. The home ministry contacted the ministry of external affairs. "We are trying to bring him back," said an officer. The ATS had registered a case under various sections of the UAPA against Tabrez and his associate, Ali. The family suspects Ali indoctrinated Tabrez and took him to Egypt, from there they went to Libya. Police have also found that Ali had sent around INR 4,00,000 to Tabrez last year for travel and other expenses.

April 4 Maharastra

Mumbai has been on high alert, after the Indian Coast Guard informed the Mumbai Police that three suspected terrorists of the IS group might try to enter the city via sea. The police are checking lodges and low-end hotels where identity proof isn't asked for by the owners.

9 April 13 Mumbai

In what is deemed as the first step to bring back Zakir Naik from Saudi Arabia to India, the ED obtained a NBW against him from a PMLA court in Mumbai. Counsel for ED Hiten Venegaokar said, "Naik has failed to respond to the agency. He has till date not revealed his location and also not given his permanent address." The court has hence allowed the plea of the agency observing that there exists an extradition treaty between the UAE and India and he can be brought back. "Naik failed to appear before the IO and has given evasive replies. For thorough investigation in such offences, the presence of the accused is necessary," said special PMLA Judge PR Bhavake.

10 April 13 Mumbai

The NIA has approached the Bombay High Court challenging a special court order discharging suspected IS recruit Areeb Majeed from a section of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act-UAPA, which charges him with being a member of a terrorist outfit. A division bench on April 13, posted the case for hearing on June 6, but refused to stay the trial before the special court underway under other charges.

In February, the Special court had dropped the charge under Section 20 of the UAPA on a technicality, stating that when Majeed allegedly joined the outfit, the IS had not yet been declared a banned terror outfit under Indian Law. Majeed, a resident of Kalyan, is alleged to have, along with three other yourth from Kalyan, left the country join the terror outfit in May 2014, on the pretext of going on a pilgrimage. In November 2014, Majeed was arrested on his returned to India. He was charged under various sections of UAPA. NIA, in its appeal claimed that the Islamic State was banned by the UNSC in 2014, which was binding on all members including India. Hence dropping of section 20 of the UAPA against Majeed was erroneous.

11 April 14 Mumbai

ED filed a charge sheet against Aamir Gazdar, a close aide of Zakir Naik, in a money laundering case before a court in Mumbai (Maharashtra). The agency had arrested Gazdar on February 16. The 250-page charge sheet contains statements of five persons including Gazdar himself, Zakir Naik's sister and an accountant of Naiks NGO, IRF, an ED official said.

12 April 13 Mumbai

In what is deemed as the first step to bring back Zakir Naik from Saudi Arabia to India, the ED obtained a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against him from a Prevention of Money Laundering Act (PMLA) court in Mumbai. Counsel for ED Hiten Venegaokar said, "Naik has failed to respond to the agency. He has till date not revealed his location and also not given his permanent address." The court has hence allowed the plea of the agency observing that there exists an extradition treaty between the UAE and India and he can be brought back. "Naik failed to appear before the IO and has given evasive replies. For thorough investigation in such offences, the presence of the accused is necessary," said special PMLA Judge PR Bhavake.

13 April 13 Mumbai

The NIA has approached the Bombay High Court challenging a special court order discharging suspected Islamic State (IS) recruit Areeb Majeed from a section of the UAPA, which charges him with being a member of a terrorist outfit. A division bench on April 13, posted the case for hearing on June 6, but refused to stay the trial before the special court underway under other charges.

In February, the Special court had dropped the charge under Section 20 of the UAPA on a technicality, stating that when Majeed allegedly joined the outfit, the IS had not yet been declared a banned terror outfit under Indian Law. Majeed, a resident of Kalyan, is alleged to have, along with three other yourth from Kalyan, left the country join the terror outfit in May 2014, on the pretext of going on a pilgrimage. In November 2014, Majeed was arrested on his returned to India. He was charged under various sections of UAPA. NIA, in its appeal claimed that the Islamic State was banned by the UNSC in 2014, which was binding on all members including India. Hence dropping of section 20 of the UAPA against Majeed was erroneous.

14 April 20 Mumbai

A special NIA court issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW), against Zakir Naik, who is wanted by the agency for his alleged role in a terror case. "There are reasonable grounds to believe that Mr. Naik is evading arrest and that he will not voluntarily appear before the court or the agency. I am of the view that an NBW is necessary to be issued," Special Judge V.V. Patil said in his order. The court also observed that it found substance in the allegations made by the NIA. "Naik did not respond to the notices issued by the NIA to appear before the investigation officer," the court said.

15 April 20 Mumbai

NIA has made a fresh request to the US for the extradition of David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana for their roles in the 26/11 (November 26, 2008) Mumbai attacks. The NIA raised the issue with FBI Deputy Chief Andrew McCabe. The request was made earlier this month (April) when McCabe visited India and met senior officials from the NIA.

16 April 20 Thane District

In a multi-state joint operation, the Police teams of Delhi, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh, arrested four suspected terrorists belonging to the Islamic State (ISIS) Khorasan module and detained six others. The arrests were made during raids April 20 morning in Mumbra (Maharashtra), Jalandhar (Punjab), Narkatiaganj (Bihar), and Bijnor and Muzaffarnagar (both in Uttar Pradesh), the officials said. IG of the UP ATS Aseem Arun, in a statement in Noida, said that four persons were arrested on charges of hatching terror conspiracies. He said the accused were planning a major terror attack in the country. Important documents relating to the ISIS were seized from them, Arun claimed.

According to Police, two persons, identified as Mufti Faizan and Tanveer, allegedly connected with the ISIS, were arrested from Bijnor District of Uttar Pradesh. Nazim Shamshad Ahmed (26), who hails from Bijnor, was nabbed from Mumbra township in Thane District adjoining Mumbai in Maharashtra. Another suspect identified as Muzammil was arrested from Jalandhar District of Punjab. According to an UP ATS statement in Lucknow, six others were taken into custody and were being questioned in Noida, on the outskirts of Delhi. The accused had got in touch with each other over the internet, Arun said, adding that central security agencies played an important role in the operation.

17 April 26


The probe by Maharashtra's ATS has revealed that Nazim Ahmed, arrested from Mumbra on April 20, had been deported from Saudi Arabia in 2016. Sources revealed that Ahmed used to work as a plumber in Saudi Arabia but was arrested after he continued to work on an expired work permit. Post his arrest, he was imprisoned in Saudi for 18 days and then deported to India. Thereafter, he went back to Bijnor before returning to Mumbra. The source added that after returning to India, Ahmed stayed in Bijnor where he allegedly was impressed by Jihadi thought. "He saw posts justifying Jihad and also saw some clips about the same on social networking sites," said the source. The ATS is investigating his contacts and connections in the city and state.

18 April 27


A NIA court charged Areeb Majeed, a youth from Kalyan (Maharashtra) who had joined the Islamic State (IS), and three other absconding accused with committing terrorist acts and waging war against any Asiatic power in alliance with the Government of India. The court said Majeed, along with Fahad Shaikh, Saheem Tanki and Aman Tandel, hatched a criminal conspiracy to commit terrorist acts in Iraq and Syria, aided and abetted each other by agreeing to commit terrorist acts, and joined a terrorist organisation, Islamic state of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), thereby committing an offence punishable under Section 18 (punishment for conspiracy) of the UAPA.

19 May 4


Acting on leads provided by ISI suspect Aftab Ali, arrested from UP's Faizabad, the UP ATS picked up Altaf Qureshi from south Mumbai's Masjid Bunder and Javed Iqbal from Agreepada, also in Mumbai. According to police, the trio was involved an espionage racket, with Aftab, believed to have been trained by ISI, maintaining constant touch with officials in the Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi.

20 May 11 Mumbai

The NIA approached Interpol for issuing a RCN against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik, who is being probed for terror and money laundering charges. Naik is said to be hiding either in UAE or Saudi Arabia and keeps on moving between Malaysia and Indonesia, according to the intelligence agencies. The Interpol RCN against Naik would mean that he will be declared an international fugitive and could be arrested by any agency around the world.



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January 1


Mumbai Crime Branch arrested a gangster, Sayyed Abbas Tublani from undisclosed location for allegedly threatening a former journalist who had put in a bid to acquire one of the properties of Dawood Ibrahim. Journalist-turned-activist S Balakrishnan had complained to Police of being threatened by Dawood Ibrahim's aide Chhota Shakeel in run up to the auction held in December, 2015. He had also received a threatening SMS from the gangster, Police said.

2 January 15

Bhiwandi / Maharashtra

Two persons, identified as Janardhan Divekar and Nilesh Dhabhade involved in printing of FICN were arrested from Bhiwandi in Maharashtra along with Over 200 fake notes of INR 1,000 and INR 100 denominations. The duo used a colour photocopier and other materials to make the fake notes, but the duo were not able to circulate them easily.

3 January 20


Suspected IM operative Afzal Usmani was convicted in Mazgaon Court of Mumbai (Maharashtra) and sent to five years in prison, two-and-a-half years after he ran away from the City Civil and Sessions Court, escaping a heavy police cordon. Judge S L Bangar of the Mazgaon court awarded Usmani two years' sentence for obstructing arrest, forgery, and using a forged document as genuine, three years' term for cheating for impersonation, and cheating and dishonestly inducing delivery of property, and five years in jail for forgery for the purpose of cheating. In addition, the court slapped fines of INR 31,000 on him.

Usmani, who was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS for his role in the 2008 serial bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, escaped from the high-security MCOCA Court on September 20, 2013, from a cordon of Navi Mumbai Police officers.

4 January 22


NIA arrested one suspect, MudabbirMushtaq Shaikh alias Abu Musab (33) resident of Mumbai.

5 January 23

Mazgaon / Mumbai.

NIA arrested one suspect, Mohammad Hussain Khan alias Jamil (36) resident of Mazgaon, Mumbai.

6 January 23


NIA arrested one suspect, Imran khan of Aurangabad from Aurangabad (Maharashtra).

7 January 26


Two people with suspected links Islamic State (IS) India terror module have been detained in two separate incidents from Hyderabad and Maharashtra are likely to be handed over to the NIA on January 27. The two, whose names have been withheld, were being questioned by a joint team of intelligence agencies. NIA claimed that the accused were regularly in touch with active members of IS in Syria through Internet chatting via 'Skype', 'Signal' and 'Trillion' and were also using the social networking sites to motivate young men to join the feared terror outfit which has captured vast swathes in Syria and Iraq.

8 January 26


The number of Indians who are believed to have joined Islamic State (IS) outfit now stands at 25, up from 17 in August, 2015. According to official sources, "Their preliminary interrogation shows that they wanted to increase the numbers of their followers here and organise attacks to establish a caliphate here". According to officials, the group being led by Mumbai resident Mudabbir Sheikh had at least one common handler, former member of the IM Shafi Armar alias Yousuf, who now heads the AuT which has pledged allegiance to the Islamic State.

9 January 27


Maharashtra ATS's investigations have revealed that the Indian recruits were being given online training to make bombs by IS's foreign handlers. Apart from training, those recruited in Ansar-ut Tawhid fi Bilad al- Hind, the Indian wing of IS, were handed over a four-point programme in a bid to radicalise them.

10 January 28


A Sessions Court convicted two persons for hatching a conspiracy to launch terror strikes at the ONGC headquarters and other public places here in 2010. "The court has convicted Abdul Latif and Riyaz Ali under different sections of IPC and the UAPA. The court is expected to pronounce quantum of sentence tomorrow," special public prosecutor Rohini Salian.

11 January 28


With the Islamabad High Court dismissing the prosecution's petition seeking voice samples of 26/11 (November 26, 2008) Mumbai Terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six other suspects, the MEA said that the ongoing trial is a test of Pakistan's sincerity in combating terrorism directed towards India. "We see the Mumbai terror attack trial in Islamabad as a test of Pakistan's sincerity in combating terrorism directed towards India. The planning, training and financing of the Mumbai terrorist attack was done on Pakistan, where 99 percent of the evidence is. It is Pakistan's responsibility to unearth and present requisite evidences in the ongoing trial so that the perpetrators are brought to justice," MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

12 January 29


Two men were awarded varying jail terms by a sessions court for hatching a conspiracy to launch terror strikes at the ONGC headquarters and other public places in Mumbai in 2010. "The court sentenced Abdul Latif to 12 years in jail and Riyaz Ali to 10 years' imprisonment," said special public prosecutor Rohini Salian. Sessions court Judge Sanjay Patil also imposed a fine of INR 10,000 and INR 5,000 on Latif and Ali, respectively. The duo were in touch with a person, believed to be their handler, based in Pakistan and used to address him as 'uncle'. Latif and Ali were directed by the 'uncle' to recruit young boys and to send them to Pakistan for training and carrying out terror activities in India.

13 February 1


The Maharashtra ATS, during its ongoing probe, has found that Shafi Armar alias Yusuf, who defected from IM to join Islamic State (IS) has been pivotal in indoctrinating youths in India, had made detailed plans through Mudabbir Sheikh, 'chief' of the IS' Indian wing, his deputy Khalid Ahmed Ali Nawazuddin alias Rizwan and men under their command. According to the Maharashtra ATS, Khalid was asked to hunt for safe houses in the state and he even got in touch with a realty broker in Goa and hired a house for INR 10,000 at Madgaon. Mumbai, Pune and Goa were the primary targets for the attack on crucial Army, Navy and Air Force installations, sources said. According to sources, IS also had plans to target foreigners in Goa and Maharashtra.

14 February 8


David Coleman Headley, who was convicted of the 26/11 (November 26, 2008) Mumbai (Maharashtra) terror attacks, began his deposition before a Mumbai court through video conference. Headley turned approver in the case in December 2015.

Headley said in his video conference deposition before the Mumbai Court: "I was a true follower of LeT. My 7 visits to India were directly from Pakistan and 1 from UAE. Sajid Mir (LeT) asked me to take general video of Mumbai city. After receiving new passport I visited India 8 times, out of 8 times I visited Mumbai 7 times. Sajid Mir (LeT) specified object of his intention before my first visit to India. Sajid Mir (LeT) wanted me to set up some business or office in India. I changed my name from Dawood Gilani to David Headley in 2006 so that I could enter India. I wanted to enter India with an American name. After I changed my name, within few weeks I visited Pakistan. I disclosed this information to my colleague Sajid Mir of LeT. After 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks I visited India on 7th March 2009 from Lahore to Delhi. All details except place of birth, date of birth, mother's nationality and passport number, were incorrect in my visa application."

A day before his deposition, Headley reportedly confessed that the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks were masterminded by LeT and also had the approval of Pakistan's ISI. He further confessed he was provided financial support by ISI for recce of Mumbai. Besides, he also recced Vice-President's residence, India Gate and CBI office in New Delhi before the 2008 terror attacks were executed.

15 February 8

Navi Mumbai

The anti-extortion cell team arrested a woman, in Navi Mumbai for possessing INR 2,96,000, which was allegedly meant for circulation,. She has been remanded in Police custody till February 15. Senior Inspector Rajan Jagtap said that the accused woman, Usha Anil Rathod (32), is tight-lipped about the names of others involved.

16 February 9


Testifying before a Mumbai court for the second day today (February 9), Pakistani-American terrorist David Coleman Headley said LeT had planned to attack Indian defence scientists at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Mumbai and that he was asked by Pakistan's ISI to recruit Indian Army men to spy for them. He also said that the LeT group as a whole was responsible for the terror attacks in India, and it can be speculated that all orders came from its top commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Continuing to spill the beans, Headley said, "I met Major Iqbal of ISI in Lahore in early 2006. He asked me to gather military intelligence from India and also try to recruit someone from the Indian military to spy. I told Major Iqbal that I would do as he asked."

He also revealed that, "In November, December 2007, the LeT held a meeting in Muzaffarabad which was attended by (Headley's handler in the outfit) Sajid Mir and one Abu Kahsa. In this meeting it was decided that terror attacks would be conducted in Mumbai." "The task of conducting recce of Taj Hotel in Mumbai was assigned to me. They (Sajid and Kahsa) had some information that there was going to be a meeting of Indian defence scientists at the conference hall in Taj Hotel. They wanted to plan an attack at that time," Headley revealed. "They also made a mock (dummy) of the Taj Hotel. However, the meeting of the scientists was cancelled," he said, adding that prior to November 2007, the place was not decided where terror attacks would be conducted in India.

17 February 10

Navi Mumbai

The Navi Mumbai and Panvel rural Police have started a drive in every village to sensitize both locals and informants to report any suspicious persons or activities. The drive has been initiated after Islamic State (IS) suspects were reported to have carried out a recce of the Karnala Bird Sanctuary in Raigad District of Maharashtra a few months ago.

18 February 12


David Coleman Headley said the terror group LeT was unhappy that the Mumbai airport (Maharashtra) was not one of the targets in the 26/11 (November 26, 2008) attack on Mumbai. Continuing his revelations in a Mumbai court while deposing via video link from the US, Headley also said he had discouraged LeT from attacking the Naval Air Station and the Siddhivinayak Temple as both were heavily guarded.

19 February 13


Terrorist David Coleman Headley revealed in court the codes he used to communicate with his handlers in terror group LeT. "Old Uncle," he said was the code name for Hafiz Saeed, LeT founder and mastermind of the 26/11 (November 26, 2008) Mumbai terror attacks. LeT 'commander' Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Headley said, was "young uncle."

His main handler and his link with the Lashkar in Pakistan, Sajid Mir, had once sent Headley an email that said, "Uncle is flying high." The terrorist and his handlers used the code "H1 virus" to safely talk about investigations because the H1N1 flu had affected people in several parts of India at that time, Headley revealed in his deposition.

20 February 26


As part of the NIA probe against Areeb Majeed, a Letter Rogatory (LR) is being sent to China, seeking electronic evidence in the case. Majeed, a civil engineering student from Maharashtra's Thane District, joined the Islamic State (IS) in Syria and Iraq and returned to India in November 2014. Investigations revealed that Majeed communicated with his recruiters and IS associates through various electronic and social media platforms, and the server of one such platform is located in China, sources said.

Sources revealed that Australian authorities are yet to share with the NIA details regarding subscriber information, login history, IP details, search history and contents of messages and attachments of the email id that Majeed is reported to have used for a substantial part of his communication in Syria, Iraq and India.

21 March 11


The NIA says FICN racket has spread into states of Gujarat and Maharashtra. In its chargesheet filed against five persons, the NIA says that these persons would source fake currency from Bangladesh. Further the NIA also stated that after completion of investigation against the arrested accused persons, it has been found that all of them are part of an interstate gang involved in the procurement and smuggling of fake currency from their associates in Bangladesh. After procuring and smuggling the same into India, the FICN was then circulated in various part of country especially in Maharashtra and Gujarat, by the members of the gang. Sushanta Sahu of Dhenkanal, Odisha, Uttam Kumar Sinha, Dhanbad, Jharkhand, Purushottam Kumar Keshri, Jharia, Jharkhand, Nishfal Mondal, Malda, West Bengal and Rameshwar Sahu, Giridih, Jharkhand have been named as accused in the chargesheet. The case is based on the seizure of FICN having face value of INR 10,01,000 effected by the official of DRI.

22 March 16


The Maharashtra ATS is counselling two of the Malvani youth who returned after fleeing from Mumbai to join IS. Meanwhile on March 15, Maharashtra ATS moved an application in a local court in Delhi, seeking the custody of Mohsin Sheikh who was arrested in February, 2016 by the Delhi Police Special Cell. Four youth went missing between October and December, 2015 from suburban Malvani. While Wajid Sheikh and Noor Sheikh 'returned' within a month, Mohsin Sheikh was arrested by the Special Cell on February 4. The fourth youth, Ayaz Sultan, is suspected to have fled to Kabul (Afghanistan) and joined the AuT which is currently headed by former IM operative Shafi Armar alias Yusuf. "Wajid and Noor are currently being counselled and are reacting positively," an official told. "The decision to counsel them was taken after Noor attempted suicide," the official added.

23 March 17


Mirza Himayat Baig, who was convicted by a Sessions court of masterminding the German Bakery blast in Pune in 2010, was acquitted by the Bombay High Court, but, he was sentenced to life imprisonment for possession of explosives, forgery and cheating. The bench, comprising Justices Naresh Patil and S.N. Shukre, acquitted Baig of murder, attempt to murder, charges under the UAPA, 1967, and conspiracy, but held him guilty under Section 5(B) of the Explosives Substances Act, 1908, for possession of explosives in suspicious conditions and carrying forged documents (Section 465 of the IPC). Baig was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS in September 2010, seven months after the blast.

24 March 29 Maharashtra

The Police, the ATS and several others are still looking for Tahir alias Janab, an accused in the 2002-03 serial blasts. Janab had been radicalised by the Dr Jalees Ansari module but when it was neutralized, he joined hands with Saquib Nachan. Janab was the trainer, who initiated 18 to 20 select recruits into the science and technique of bomb design detonation. The training ground was Nachan's village, Borivali-Padgha in Thane District of Maharashtra.

25 April 5


Ismail Musab Abdul Rawoof, suspected IS recruit, who was detained at Pune International Airport while attempting to leave for Dubai, is suspected to have carried out hawala for the outfit's self-appointed franchise in India. He was detained by IB and NIA on the basis of a lookout circular issued by the IB. Intelligence sources said Rawoof is suspected to have played a role in two tranches of hawala money that reached suspected IS recruit Mudabbir Sheikh in Mumbai (Maharashtra). Sheikh, according to NIA, is the 'chief' of JKH, a self-appointed franchise of IS that is suspected to be run on the instructions of former IM operative Shafi Armar.

26 April 22 Tadiwala Road area / Maharashtra

The Anti-Terrorist cell of Pune City Police Crime Branch arrested a person identified as, Mohammad Masood Shaikh along with FICN with face value of INR 1,96,500 from Tadiwala Road area. According to Police, Shaikh is a resident of Malda District in West Bengal.

27 April 25


Special MCOCA court formally discharged all nine accused arrested by the Maharashtra ATS from the Malegaon blast (September 8, 2006) case due to lack of evidence. The Maharashtra ATS went on to arrest Noorul Huda Samsudoha, Shabbir Ahmed Masiullah, Raees Ahmed Rajab Ali Mansuri, Salman Farsi Abdul Latif Aimi, Farogh Iqbal Ahmed Magdumi, Mohammad Ali Alam Sheikh, Asif Khan Bashir Khan alias Junaid, Mohammad Zahid Abdul Majid Ansari and Abrar Ahmed Gulam Ahmed from various locations in Malegaon and Mumbai. The ATS alleged that they were members of the banned SIMI and had executed the blasts to foment communal unrest.

28 April 26


A suspected IM terrorist, identified as Zainul Abedin was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS in connection with the July 13, 2011 serial bomb blasts. The terror suspect was arrested from the city airport and produced before a local court, which sent him in 10-day ATS custody. "We arrested one Zainul Abedin, a suspected IM terrorist, from the Mumbai airport this morning. We produced him in the court and got his remand for ten days," a senior ATS official stated.

29 April 29


The SC refused to hear a petition filed by Malegaon blasts (2006, Maharashtra) accused Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit seeking a stay on the NIA court proceedings to frame charges against him on the basis of a charge sheet filed by the ATS of Maharashtra in 2009. A Bench of Justice S.A. Bobde and Arun Mishra asked Purohit to approach the HC concerned and allowed him to withdraw.

30 April 30


A website publishing preaching of influential Australian Islamic preacher Musa Cerantonio, another propagating the ideology of Al-Qaeda and the third propagating Islamic State (IS) ideology, originating from an island country of Nauru are some of the prominent webpages blocked by the Maharashtra ATS recently. With these three new websites, the total number of sites blocked by ATS has increased to 97.

31 May 10


Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested three persons, identified as Barak Shaikh, Saifuddin Momin and Musloddin Momin, all natives of Malda District, West Bengal, along with FICN worth INR 3,00,000 from Senapati Bapat Marg in Parel (Mumbai). While the fake notes were 'high quality' ones, they were identified as fakes after the watermark on the notes started coming off. Malda has been in news in the past as an important point for smuggling of fake currency to India through the Bangladesh border. An officer said investigations had revealed that the trio had taken the currency from another person in Malda who was their handler. "Investigations are on in the case and more arrests are likely," said an officer.

32 May 13


The NIA filed a supplementary charge sheet before the Mumbai Special Court in the 2008 Malegaon blast case. The NIA dropped all charges against Sadhvi Pragya Thakur and five others in the case, while charges under the stringent MCOCA law have been given up against all the other 10 accused, including Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit. During investigation, sufficient evidence was not found against Pragya and five others, the NIA said, adding it has submitted in the charge sheet "that the prosecution against them is not maintainable." Seven persons were killed and 79 injured in twin explosions when people were coming out of prayers during Ramzan on September 29, 2008.

33 May 18


Maharashtra will get technical help from the UN 'Strong Cities Network' to curb practices among youths joining fundamentalist organisations. Police and investigating agencies will be trained in tracking social media that generates messages to indoctrinate the youth by spreading false information. In a recent meeting held in Turkey's Antalya city, representatives of 35 cities from across the world discussed protection of cities against terrorism and violence. The representatives from New York, Copenhagen, Stockholm, Birmingham, London participated and Minister of State for home Ranjit Patil represented Mumbai.

34 May 20


The Islamic State (IS) released a new 22-minute Arabic-language documentary featuring Indian jihadist, which seems to be their first official interview of the Kalyan youth, Fahad Shaikh who fled to Syria two years ago, where they joined the terror group. According to media reports, this one is the first propaganda video uploaded by the IS with special content focusing jihad in India and South Asia. Fahad Shaikh who travelled to Syria in 2014 along with three other youths from the region which is located outskirts of Mumbai.

Shaikh is seen in the video saying that they will return, but this time with a sword in their hand, to avenge the Babri Masjid and the killings of Muslims in Kashmir, in Gujarat and Muzaffarnagar. Shaikh in his interview also paid homage to his friend from Thane, Shahim Tanki, who he said, was killed in a bomb attack in Raqqa (Syria), 2015. The third person in the group Areeb Majeed, a kalyan based engineering student was arrested in 2014 and is now being prosecuted by the NIA. The video also features several other IS henchmen who are not yet identified and report suggest that they are from IM.

35 May 22


It has emerged that Kalyan youths joining Islamic State (IS), Fahad Tanveer Shaikh and Aman Naeem Tandel, featured in the latest IS video, have been promoted to the top echelons of the terror outfit. Fahad, who is now called Abu Bakr al-Hindi, has been named naeb khalifa (deputy caliph) to lead IS's operations against India, while Aman, renamed Abu Umar al-Hindi, is the 'governor' of 'Hind wal'Sindh', IS usage for India and Pakistan, the NIA sources said. The 22-minute video, in Arabic, shows Aman -who escaped to Syria in 2014 along with Fahad, Areeb Majeed, and Shaheem Tanki - warning the Indian public of retaliation for "committing atrocities against Muslims".

36 May 23


Nearly six months after he fled from India, security agencies believe Malvani youth Ayaz Sultan, has reached Syria to fight for the Islamic State (IS). Sultan's last coordinates were tracked to Syria in March, 2016 after which his trail went cold, leaving security agencies worried about his present location and activities, officials said. "Sultan had got in touch with his foreign handler, Shafi Armar alias Yusuf, through various encrypted chat forums. We were monitoring his activities through these forums. Their analysis reveals that Sultan has reached Syria. But his last coordinates were in March and since then we have no information on his present movements," an official told.

Four youths had gone missing between October and December, 2015, from suburban Malvani in Maharashtra. While Wajid Sheikh and Noor Mohammed returned within a month, Mohsin Sheikh was arrested by the Special Cell in Delhi on February 4. The fourth youth, Sultan, who used to be a call centre employee, fled to Kabul (Afghanistan) via Delhi and allegedly joined the AuT, which is now headed by former IM operative Shafi Armar. AuT has pledged its allegiance to the IS and helps recruit Indians into the outfit. Officials involved in counter-terrorism operations suspect Sultan, who left the city on October 30, 2015 may have changed his encrypted messenger services or may have been advised by his handlers to go underground so he falls off the radar of Indian intelligence agencies.

37 May 31


The NIA, which is probing the 22-minute video where the fighters are seen pledging allegiance to AuT - the Indian arm of Islamic State (IS), has identified one of the Indian youths in the video as Tahawuur Rehman. While NIA had identified most of the people who appeared on the video, there was confusion over an Indian IS recruit, Mohammad Khadeer being in the video.

However, with the identification of Rehman by Abu Anas, who helped both Rehman and Khadeer reach Syria that confusion is now ruled out. "Mohammad Khadeer was helped by Abu Anas to fly to Dubai and then to Turkey, to reach Syria. While Tahawuur Rana reached Syria from North Texas," said a senior officer.

NIA also claims to have identified the masked man in the video as Aman Tandel, a youth from Kalyan (Maharashtra) who fled to Syria. The investigating agency now has decided to use this IS video as evidence in the Areeb Majid case. Majid is in NIA custody and has been booked under IPC. NIA has been in constant touch with US authorities and FBI for various cases and it is in the process of sending a MLAT with the US to unravel the video.

38 June 6


The special NIA court rejected the bail plea of four accused in the 2006 Malegaon bomb blast case. Special NIA Judge V.V. Patil rejected the bail applications of Manor Singh, Rajendra Chaudhry, Dhan Singh and Lokesh Sharma. The four accused in the bail plea said that they were falsely implicated in the 2006 Malegaon blast case and there was no evidence against them. The defence lawyers argued that many things which the NIA claimed to have recovered from the accused were easily available in the market. However, the prosecution argued that there was ample evidence against the accused and the case is very serious in nature. Hence, they should not be given bail.

39 June 16


The special court for NIA remanded Mohsin Ibrahim Sayeed, suspected Islamic State (IS) operative and one of the residents of Malwani (Maharashtra) in Police custody for eight days (until June 23). This was after the NIA told the court that they need to retrieve his chat records.

40 June 17


Maharashtra Government challenged the discharge of nine accused in Malegaon 2006 bomb blast case before the Bombay high court. Public prosecutor Sandip Shinde informed the division bench of Justice Abhay Oka and Justice Amjad Sayed that the government had filed an appeal challenging the discharge of the accused. On April 25, 2016 a special NIA court discharged nine arrested by the ATS in connection with the Malegaon blasts, observing that "they became scapegoats at the hands of the ATS."

41 July 4


A special court in Mumbai issued a warrant to produce alleged IM operative Abdul Wahid Siddibappa in connection with the 2011 Mumbai blasts case. Siddibappa was arrested in May by the NIA after being deported from the UAE. A copy of the production warrant was sent to the special NIA court and Rohini jail in Delhi where he is lodged, in judicial custody. He is expected to be brought to the city for the next hearing on July 15. Officials said he is alleged to be a key conspirator along with Yasin Bhatkal.

42 July 7


Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) was listed as religious learning resource on JuD website. Zakir Naik's IRF is the only South Asian centre listed on JuD website. Earlier, Maharashtra Chief Minister, Devendra Fadnavis directed the Mumbai Police officials to initiate inquiry against Zakir Naik. The probe will include inquiry into his all public documents. The Maharashtra government has ordered the Police officials to probe all the recordings of Zakir Naik's speeches. Confirming that inquiry has begun, Mumbai Police said, "Zakir Naik's public documents, videos and social media posts are being examined." The developments have come in the wake of July 1, 2016 attack in a Dhaka (Bangladesh) cafe.

43 July 14 Parbhani District

A 31-year-old man was arrested by the ATS for allegedly trying to join Islamic State (IS) with the help of his online contact based in Syria. The accused, identified as Naser bin Yafai Chaus, is a resident of Parbhani District in Marathwada region of Maharashtra. As per ATS, the man had been in touch with a person named Farukh, a resident of Syria and an alleged member of IS, through social networking sites. The accused had created several IDs to remain in touch with Farukh, it said.

44 July 19


Police arrested a man, identified as Shahajmal Nurshad Shaikh hailing from West Bengal for allegedly trying to circulate FICN in Pune by dropping them in the cash depositing machine of Axis Bank at Sinhagad Road. According to the Police, Shaikh had got these notes from a Mumbai-based trader and now the team is trying to track him down, too. He was arrested following a complaint lodged by Arati Erande, a senior manager of Axis Bank, where Shaikh had tried depositing the fake notes. During interrogation, Shaikh told us that he had received the notes from a Mumbai-based trader.

45 July 21

Navi Mumbai

Kerala Police arrested 45-year-old Arshid Qureshi, a public relation manager with controversial preacher Dr Zakir Naik's Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), from Navi Mumbai for allegedly radicalising youth and recruiting them to Islamic State (IS).

46 July 22

Kalyan / Thane District

A team of Kerala Police and the Maharashtra ATS arrested a man, identified as Rizwan Khan from Kalyan in Thane District for being part of a group that allegedly radicalised and recruited youth to undertake terrorist activities in the name of Islamic State (IS), officials said. Rizwan Khan will be produced before a court in Thane and Kerala Police will seek a transit remand on July 23.

47 July 25


The NIA filed a charge sheet against three accused, Sheikh Azhar ul Islam (24), Adnan Hassan (36) and Mohammed Farhan Sheik (25), who were deported from the UAE for their alleged Islamic State (IS) link. The agency claimed the trio was conspiring to carry out terror strikes across India and other countries. While Islam is resident of Ganderbal, Jammu and Kashmir, Hassan is a resident of Bhatkal, Karnataka and Mohammad Farhan Shaikh is from Mumbra, Maharshtra.

48 July 25


The ATS of Maharashtra Police has stumbled upon 270 URLs, commonly known as web addresses that deal with terror group Islamic State's (IS) doctrine. ATS Chief Atulchandra Kulkarni told that they had rushed a proposal to the UMHA to block these URLs highlighting the IS activities, thoughts, etc. As per reports, such URLs could act as a catalyst in encouraging the youth to join the terror outfit and there is a need to block all these URLs as soon as possible. Last year, the ATS had blocked 94 such websites.

49 July 28


Twelve people including LeT operative Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal were convicted by the MCOCA Court in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. While holding them guilty, the MCOCA court said the larger conspiracy behind the case was to instill fear as well as attack the then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi and VHP leader Pravin Togadia to avenge the Godhra riots. Apart from 12 convicted, 8 have been acquitted, one is absconding and one has turned an approver. The court also dropped MCOCA charges in the case, in which 22 people were arrested.

50 August 7

Parbhani District

The Maharashtra ATS arrested Iqbal Ahmed Kabir Ahmed (28) in its ongoing crackdown against alleged Islamic State (IS) recruits, in Parbhani District. Iqbal is alleged to be a part of the "Parbhani module" that, as sources had claimed, were planning to carry out an attack on the Aurangabad ATS unit. The group was also planning to target former SP Navinchandra Reddy, who killed an alleged SIMI operative, Khalil Akhil Khilji in 2012.

51 August 9


Islamic preacher Zakir Naik has been "indicted" by Mumbai Police which found him to be allegedly involved in unlawful activities with possible terror links, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said. Fadnavis said a watertight case is being prepared against the Islamic televangelist, whose organisation IRF is also under the scanner , and efforts would be made to extradite him. Naik is currently abroad. "The report has made observations about him (Naik) making (critical) comments on other religion and belittling them - an action that would cause disharmony in society. The report also has details of countries that have banned him or his organisations...The Government is examining the report which have several aspects that are in the domain of the Centre," Fadnavis stated. "The report has shed light on aspects like his relation with Firoz Deshmukh (a terror accused). It also talks about its links with Jamaat-ud-Dawa (a front of Pak-based terror outfit LeT) and Indian Mujahedeen and other activities that are illegal," Fadnavis said.

52 August 11


A special NIA court framed charges against five persons accused of having links with LeT and hatching a conspiracy to carry out killings in India to cause communal strife. "The court framed charges against Mohammed Muzzammil, Mohammed Sadique, Mohammed Iliyas, Mohammed Irfan and Mohammed Akram under the UAPA, Arms Act and for criminal conspiracy (under IPC)," said an officer of NIA. Five others have been shown as wanted accused. The framing of charges paves the way for the start of the trial.

Maharashtra ATS had said it had arrested the accused in 2012 before they could execute the conspiracy. Later, NIA took over the probe. According to the central agency, Akram came in contact with LeT operatives in India, and at their behest travelled to Saudi Arabia on the pretext of having got a job there. In Saudi Arabia, he met LeT and HuJI operatives (shown as wanted accused) and hatched a conspiracy to kill prominent "Hindu leaders, journalists, politicians and police officers" in various parts of India, including Hyderabad and Nanded in Maharashtra. The intention was to cause communal strife and "threaten the unity, integrity, security, sovereignty of India and strike terror in the mind of the people," the charge sheet said.

53 August 16


Indian investigative agencies have found that youths who want to join Islamic State (IS) are using current bank accounts instead of savings account. The trend is very unusual given that current accounts are generally meant for businesses and trading and they don't give any interest. "The police have come across at least three such savings accounts which the holder stopped using to begin financial transactions through current accounts," a Police source said.

Police sources said that since they had come across this new piece of information, they might look at bank accounts of other potential suspects. "In case of Arshi Qureshi, arrested by Kerala police in an UAPA case two weeks ago, he had also changed his family's two accounts from savings to current. We are trying to find out if there are such more cases," an officer said.

Meanwhile, the Maharashtra ATS also started looking for ways to scan WhatsApp messages of certain groups to find proof of inclination towards the terrorist organisation. "While scanning blogs, Facebook pages, etc, is easier, penetration of WhatsApp groups is not so easy," a Police source stated.

54 August 16


Mumbai Police is keeping a close watch over the city as underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's nephew Alishah is all set to tie the knot on August 17. Alishah is the son of Dawood's late sister Hasina Parkar. Dawood's nephew Alishah is marrying Aisha Nagani, daughter of Mumbai-based businessman at a hotel in Mumbai. Police sources have revealed that Dawood is expected to join the family function via 'Skype'. Mumbai Police's Crime Branch has asked the anti-extortion cell to keep a close watch on the events. Also a senior Police officer said that "Constables in plainclothes will not only keep vigil, but will even jot down the details of cars at the reception."

55 August 18


Islamic State (IS) terrorists had "studied" the 26/11 (November 26, 2008) Mumbai terror attack and similar "active shooter scenarios" to maximise confusion and casualties before hitting multiple locations in Paris on November 13, 2015 UN member-states have said. The 18th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team submitted to the UN Security Council's 1267 ISIS, Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee said the modus operandi that IS operatives demonstrated while conducting multiple, nearly simultaneous attacks, such as in Paris and Brussels, presents particular problems in terms of security response.

56 August 21


Union Minister of State (Home Affairs) Hansraj Ahir said the Union Government would call for all information from Maharashtra Government about the reports that families from Marathwada have alleged links with the Islamic State (IS). The information provided by the State Government will be analysed and action will be taken accordingly, he added. "We have gone through the media reports and information about few families from Marathwada having links with the ISIS. At the same time, there has been opposition to the reports as well from large section of citizens. We will call for information about these families," Ahir said. Ahir added, "We had called for the information related to 18 families in Kerala. After analysing it, necessary steps were taken to ensure the families do not take up the wrong path. In the same manner, after receiving information from the state, it will be analysed and necessary steps will be taken," Ahir said.

57 August 25


The NIA has called alleged Islamic State (IS) recruit Areeb Majeed's claim that the agency was central to bringing him back to India "fabricated", arguing that he was actually arrested from the Mumbai airport by the ATS. Majeed had claimed in his bail application that his return to the country from Turkey was arranged by high-ranking diplomatic officials in coordination with the NIA. The special court heard arguments on four pending applications filed by Majeed and one filed by his father, Ejaz.

"The NIA had no concern of bringing the accused back to India. His arrest was made on November 29, 2014 by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad. The ATS apprehended him from the Mumbai airport for the purpose of inquiry of a missing complaint filed on May 25, 2014. There is documentary evidence of his custody being taken from the ATS by the NIA as per record of the station diary entry at the Kalachowkie unit of the ATS," argued NIA counsel N R Rathod. The court has reserved its order on the applications till September 8, 2016. During the next hearing, the NIA is likely to file a response to the bail plea filed by Majeed.

58 September 3


Porbandar LCB Police arrested Dadlimiyan alias Jusabmiyan Panjumiyan Bukhari, one of the main accused, in the Gosabara RDX and arms landing case of 1993, from Virar in Palgarh District. R T Vyas, LCB Police Sub-Inspector, said that Dadlimiyan had escaped to Dubai and lived there for 22 years. However, he had shifted to Mumbai four years ago and was living with a fake identity. "He was living with his wife's sister and was engaged in scrap business for the last four years," Vyas said. He is also an accused in an offence under the Arms Act registered in Dhoraji and Jamnagar.

LCB sources said that 15 persons, including Dawood Ibrahim and Abu Salem, are still absconding in the case while 50 have been arrested. The explosives, which were smuggled through Porbandar coast in Gujarat, were allegedly used to trigger serial blasts in Mumbai in 1993.

59 September 7 Mumbai

US had asked Pakistan to speed up hearing in 26/11 (November 26, 2008) Mumbai terrorist attacks in which 166 people, including six Americans were killed. More than six years have passed since the hearing for 2008 attacks began in Pakistan. The mastermind of the attacks, LeT 'operations commander' Zakiur Rahman Lakhvi, lives at an undisclosed location after being granted bail over a year ago. The other six suspects are in Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi, Punjab.

60 September 9 India

Controversial televangelist Zakir Naik's NGO IRF, has been put under prior permission category list by the Union Home Ministry. The order bars IRF from receiving foreign funds directly and henceforth the RBI will inform the Home Ministry about all funds coming to the NGO and permission would be taken from the Ministry before releasing them to the IRF. Sources said the decision has been taken pending a preliminary inquiry in which the FCRA division of the Home Ministry found that the NGO was carrying out activities contrary to the FCRA.

61 September 12 Mumbai

The Government issued a gazette notification to ban an NGO, run by preacher Zakir Naik, from receiving foreign funds directly and asked RBI to seek prior permission from it before releasing any money to it. The gazette notification, issued by the UMHA, said that IRF has violated certain provisions of FCRA and therefore "would obtain prior permission from central government before accepting any foreign contribution". The UMHA said the decision has been taken after a preliminary inquiry conducted by it found that the NGO was carrying out activities contrary to the provisions of the FCRA under which it has to function. The Reserve Bank of India, henceforth, has to inform the Home Ministry about all funds coming to the NGO and permission has to be taken from the ministry before releasing them to IRF.

62 September 13 Pune

The Pune Police have issued an order stating that there is confidential information that anti-social elements may use second hand (used) car to carry out attacks in the city in September, October and November. The Police have also asked landlords of properties to give details of people staying on rent to their nearest Police Station. Strict instructions have been given to those who deal in new and old cars and estate agents in a letter copy that has been dispatched from Pune Commissioner's Office.

63 September 16 Mumbai

India has expressed willingness to share 'material evidence' related to the attacks of November 26, 2008 (26/11), Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said. The statement came a day after India said that Foreign Secretary S. Jaishankar has written to his Pakistan counterpart Aizaz Ahmad Chaudhry seeking cooperation into the investigation of the eight-year-old case. The writing from Indian side enumerated ways to expedite the Mumbai terror attack trial in Pakistan. Speaking on the issue India's MEA Spokesperson, Vikas Swarup said, "Foreign Secy recently wrote to his Pakistani counterpart suggesting ways to expedite Mumbai terror attack trial, letter was delivered on 9th September. It will soon be 8 yrs since that dastardly attack, FS wrote to bring guilty to book, to expedite trial through co-operation through legal channels."

64 September 22


The Navi Mumbai Police released the sketch of one of the suspicious men who were spotted by two schoolchildren at Uran, 47 kilometers from Mumbai, at around 6.30am. Around 6.30am, a boy on his way to his school at Kumbharwada locality in Uran spotted a masked man with a firearm. Twenty minutes later, a 16-year-old girl, also on her way to the school, spotted five-six masked men in black pathan suits with weapons and backpacks. "As per the reports, five to six persons were sighted in pathan suits and appeared to be carrying weapons and backpacks," naval spokesman Cdr Rahul Sinha said in a statement. The sketch has been made with the help of the description provided by the two schoolchildren. Mumbai and its adjoining areas are on high alert after the students separately reported seeing up to half a dozen masked, armed men with backpacks.

Maharashtra home department has confirmed that it is probing seizure of an abandoned boat on September 7 near Uran.

65 October 11


After arresting over 50 suspects for conspiring to set-up terror modules inspired by the Islamic State (IS) or for providing material support to the militant group, the NIA has identified another 130 radicalised individuals, believed to be in contact with the accused. This watch list is a "preemptive measure" by the agency to track and monitor these individuals.

The individuals on the watch list have not participated in any incriminating activities till now. They are, however, active on the social media and have made efforts on ground to gather support for IS, officials said. "They've tried to gather support for IS online and offline and enroll other members. They themselves, however, have refrained from joining any module,'' they added. The decision to put these individuals under surveillance was taken recently, after a few names cropped up frequently during interrogations. Consequently, the NIA wrote to police authorities in nine states - Delhi, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Jharkhand and Haryana - asking them to monitor these supporters.

66 October 23


The Maharashtra ATS in its recently submitted chargesheet against four suspected IS (Islamic State) operatives arrested from Parbhani has claimed that the accused had conducted reconnaissance of the ATS unit and Police (rural) headquarters in Aurangabad to blow up the former. Their target list also included Police officers, especially a former ATS Superintendent of Police who was involved in the Police encounter of an IM operative in Maharashtra.

67 November 4

Kalwa / Thane District

A Bangladeshi national, identified as Bashirmulla Sukurmulla Shaikh who was allegedly involved in terror activities, including bomb blasts, in his home country (Bangladesh), was arrested from Kalwa in Thane District of Maharashtra. Bashirmulla Sukurmulla Shaikh, who was illegally staying in India, was nabbed by Crime Branch officials from Kalwa in connection with an offence registered in the city under IPC sections related to theft and house trespass, the Police said in a release on November 4 night. The 40-year-old was produced before a court which remanded him in Police custody till November 7, it said.

68 November 5


The chargesheet filed by anti-terror agencies suggest that youths joining Islamic State (IS) were brainwashed and radicalised using current political narrative of instances of alleged atrocities on minority in India. Earlier, the radicalisation revolved around alleged attacks on Muslims in Gujarat and Kashmir. Maharashtra ATS filed a 3000-page chargesheet on the Parbhani module of Islamic State in which beef ban in Maharashtra and murder of a techie in Pune allegedly by Hindu Rashtra Sena were used to radicalise four men.

69 November 25


Over 350 objectionable websites and links have been disabled by the ATS in 2016 as against 46 last year (2015), according to Maharashtra government sources. In the last one year, the ATS has registered around 10 cases relating to terror activities and arrested around 15 persons. In all approximately 10 weapons, 20 ammunitions, besides 22 kg of RDX and ammonium nitrate, 130 gelatine sticks as well as 365 detonators have been seized. In 2015, around 25 cases were registered and action initiated against approximately 70 persons. Around 20 weapons and 44 ammunitions were seized. The ATS also has in the last two years conducted outreach programmes in 467 schools and colleges creating awareness against terrorism. It also held interactions with religious leaders and eminent members of minority communities.

70 November 27


Among the four Indian youth who had joined the Islamic State (IS) in 2014, 22-year-old AmanTandel has been reportedly killed in a drone attack in Turkey. The Tandel family based in Kalyan, Maharashtra received a call from an unknown person informing them of the same. Aman's father received a call stating, "Your son has been killed in a drone attack." Indian agencies are investigating further to establish if this information is authentic.

71 December 4


Probing ZakirNaik's terror connections and dubious funding to his now banned IRF, the NIA has started questioning senior functionaries of the NGO who looked after his operations from Mumbai. Without divulging names, NIA sources said they had questioned two senior IRF office bearers in the last couple of days while others were being summoned. Officials said the IRF officials were being questioned about the activities of the NGO other than organizing seminars, conferences on religious issues, funding Muslim students and where the money came from. The agency is digging into records of terrorists from IM, SIMI and others arrested in the past. The NIA had found video tapes and DVDs of Naik's public speeches, documents related to property and investment, financial transactions and foreign and domestic funding for IRF and associated companies.

72 December 11 Maharashtra

The Maharashtra ATS probing a person from Mumbra, Tabrez Tambe for reportedly joining the terror group Islamic State (IS), are also looking into the visit of a Pakistani national Ali, who had allegedly visited India and stayed here for 10-12 days along with the missing youngster. As per sources, Tabrez, who used to work in the Middle East, came in contact with Ali and had come to Maharashtra with him. ATS is finding out if Ali had tried to radicalise anyone else in Mumbra and is also checking the places he visited in Thane and Mumbai.

The squad is trying to verify if the main intention behind Ali's visit was to try and establish an IS module in the state. The disappearance of Tambe came to light after his brother Saud Noor Mohammad Tambe approached ATS. The brothers are from Ratnagiri District and were living in Mumbra.

Tambe became friends with Ali while working in Saudi Arabia. So far, ATS has found that Tambe went to school at the National High School and Junior College in Ratnagiri, before moving to Mumbai to study chemistry at the Mumbai University. He was good at academics, played volleyball and took part in science quizzes. He also volunteered for a charitable organisation and studied cargo services for his undergraduation.

73 December 14


Mahrashtra ATS is finding out bank account details of Tabrez Tambe, a suspected member of Islamic State (IS) held in Libya, and his close relatives to find out the nature of transactions, if any. Meanwhile, the agency has confirmed that Tabrez's friend Ali who had indoctrinated him, is a Saudi national. Tabrez, a resident of Mumbra in neighbouring Thane District in Maharashtra, was caught last week in Libya, where he had joined IS with Ali. According to ATS officials, the agency has written to Central government seeking more information about Tabrez and his activities in the oil-rich country and the exact role he might have played for the terror group.

74 December 15

Kolhapur / Maharashtra

Police arrested a 33-year-old doctor, identified as Sudhir Ravsaheb Kumble for allegedly circulating FICN in Kolhapur (Maharashtra) and seized from him the same in different denominations worth INR 17,000. The accused, a resident of Evergreen Park in Nagala Park area of city, was printing FICN of INR 2,000, INR 100 and INR 20 with use of a modern scanner in his dispensary alongside his medical practice and was circulating it to the unsuspecting people, police said. The doctor was caught while trying to give such a counterfeit note to a salesman, who became suspicious and refused to accept the note.

75 December 27


The Islamic State (IS) has confirmed the death of Kalyan (Maharashtra) resident Aman Tandel who had joined the ranks of the terrorist organisation in Syria. The IS released a martyr tribute in the name of Abu Umar al Hindi', Tandel's Arabic name alongside his photograph on its official media channel Khilafah news. IS releases details of death of its foreign recruits and hails them as `martyrs'. Its release on Tandel said he died in Raqqa the centre of Caliphate declared by IS in Syria.

76 December 30


The ED registered a cases against Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and his NGO IRF on the basis of the earlier FIR registered by the NIA. The cases have been registered under the PMLA.



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January 11


According to sources in the State Home Ministry, 70% of Maharashtra's coastline is still vulnerable and can be used as landing points by infiltrators at any time. This comes after security agencies recently assessed coastal security after crew members of a Pakistani boat allegedly blew it up when it was intercepted about 356km from Porbandar in Gujarat. Sources said it is the state's 1,020km-long creek line that poses more of a threat to coastal security than the 720km-long coastline. This is because the creek line is diverse and criss-cross according to the regional dimensions, making it difficult to keep a track of vessels, sources said. Also, most of the creeks have a mangrove cover, which lowers visibility, making them easy hideouts.

2 January 14


One of the three Kalyan (Mumbai, Maharashtra) youths fighting with ISIS in Iraq and Syria is learnt to have died in a battle recently. According to the report Shaheen Tanki, a close friend of arrested ISIS operative Arib Majeed, is learnt to have died fighting in Iraq. However, Intelligence agencies are now verifying the information.

3 January 15


Security agencies in Mumbai have gone into high alert mode after two hand written notes scribbled on the wall inside the Mumbai airport found on January 15 evening warned of a terror attack by ISIS on Republic Day. According to the reports, the two notes with ISIS names on them teasingly ask: "ISIS 26/01/2015 is BOM ok' (with a plane drawn next to it)". The notes were found in two toilets, meant for males, by a cleaner.

4 January 16


The Mumbai Metro has been put on high alert after a specific alert from the IB indicating a threat of a possible terror strike on the city's only metro line, which runs between Versova and Ghatkopar. The alert was sent after the technical intelligence unit picked up a mobile phone conversation in which the plot was discussed. IB sources said that two persons living in Andheri West, who are part of the alleged plot, have been identified. Both the suspects were questioned by the Maharashtra ATS and the crime branch. While the names of the individuals have been withheld as the probe in ongoing, the police stations concerned have been informed about the threat, said officials.

5 January 19 Mumbai

A close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Tariq Parveen, was arrested by the UP Police from Mumbai (Maharashtra) for his alleged involvement in a 1999 criminal case in UP. Police sources said Parveen was picked up from Sarang Street in Pydhonie in Mumbai by a team of UP Police's ATS, with assistance from the Mumbai crime branch. Parveen was taken to the Sewri court and his custody was given to the UP Police on transit remand.

6 January 30 Mumbai

Mumbai Police have busted a major fake SIM card racket suspected to have international terror links with the arrest of three persons including two sales executives of a mobile service providers. 2,173 SIM cards, eight high end mobile phones, thousands of fake Aadhaar card, PAN cards and other government documents which 26 year old accused Sharif Khan procure to activate these cards have been seized from his house in Govandi in eastern suburbs of Mumbai. Two territory sales executive of the two service providers have been identified as Atin Vast alias Sharma (29) and Dharmandra Bangari (31). Police have also recovered a personal diary of Khan in which there are 24 pages containing several code words against various names of foreign countries viz Afghanistan-1, Indonesia-1, Myanmar-2, Pakistan-1, China-1 etc. ``Now our focus will be to decode these codes and his emails and his facebook through which he was coordinating with various people globally.'' Said Dhananjay Kamlakar, Joint Commissioner of Police (law and order). Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has set up a SIT and have included officers from Crime Branch as well the ATS and Cyber cell to probe the terror angle.

7 February 2


The pro-IS Twitter account, which was suspended after it called for a "car bomb" attack during US President Barack Obama's visit to India last month, is back in a new avatar, this time targeting PM Narendra Modi too. "Modi Obama the two Enemy of Allah. #26 January#flag hosting#car bomb#chemical," said a tweet through the new account @Magnetgas1 on January 25, adding: "The people of kufr is one Millah.#Modi#Obama." The account, suspected to be operated by one of the four alleged IS recruits from Mumbai, shows the location of its owner in Turkey.

8 February 2


Mumbai Police said that the accused Shareef Khan, who was arrested, last week along with his two accomplices for allegedly running a SIM card racket, was chatting with internet hackers from other countries on various chat groups. Police arrested Khan for allegedly procuring 2,173 SIM cards by using forged government documents as identification proof. According to Trombay (northeastern suburb in Mumbai) Police, a resident of Cheetah Camp in Trombay, Khan himself is a hacker and would hack to procure identification documents like PAN cards, Aadhar cards and voting identification cards from the internet and later forge them. DCP, Dhananjay Kulkarni said "Khan was in touch with some hackers from foreign countries and the exact nature of their conversation is being probed." Khan has been in touch with people from countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Myanmar and Tunisia. The police, however, denied any terror link in the case.

9 February 2


The widespread use of the internet to foment trouble and brainwash youngsters into joining the terror bandwagon has prompted the Maharashtra Government to seek the Centre's approval for a CERT. Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis has written to Union Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad in this regard. In the letter, Fadnavis said that CERT will enhance cyber security in the state and boost the National Government's IT infrastructure through collaboration. "We will extend all logistical support." Mumbai is responsible for about 50% of India's total internet load (as per multi-router traffic statistics), he wrote. "Mumbai is more vulnerable to international and domestic cyber attacks. With an expanding cyber environment and resultant vulnerability, the next terrorist attack on Mumbai may possibly be a cyber attack." A senior IPS officer said the Maharashtra stepped up efforts to combat cyber-linked terror after four youths from Kalyan were found to have flown to Iraq to join IS. "We increased vigil on websites and monitored the online activities of the Kalyan youths," he said. At present, Kerala is the only state with a CERT.

10 February 3


The JJ Marg Police (Mumbai, Maharashtra) arrested Iqbal Kaskar, younger brother of fugitive underworld don, Dawood Ibrahim, for assaulting a real estate agent and attempting to extort INR 3 lakh from him. He will be produced before a court on February 4. Krishna Prakash, ACP, South region, confirmed the registration of an FIR against Kaskar.

11 February 6


According to Police, a suspected man, identified as Aasif Chunawala, was arrested from Mumbai in connection with a criminal case that led to the arrest of Dawood Ibrahim's brother Iqbal Kaskar and his associate on February 3, 2015. According to Police, Chunawala was questioned for several hours before being placed under arrest.

12 February 6


An alleged IM operative, identified as Ejaz Shaikh was arrested in connection with a 2010 case (September 19, 2010 firing and blast outside the Jama Masjid in Delhi) related to sending an email to a media house on behalf of the banned outfit warning about terror strikes in New Delhi. Police said that Ejaz Shaikh, who is in jail for his suspected role in the July 2011 Mumbai bomb blasts, was placed under arrest in the 2010 case by Crime Branch. DCP (Mumbai) Dhananjay Kulkarni said the 30-year-old, who once worked in a BPO and is considered tech savvy, was produced before a court which remanded him in Crime Branch custody till February 13. Crime Branch had registered a case on October 10, 2010 against unidentified persons for sending an email to UK-based BBC news channel warning that IM would carry out terror strikes in the national capital, Police said. Investigation suggested that the mail was sent from South Mumbai and accordingly a FIR was registered by Cyber Cell. Police zeroed in on Sheikh, who allegedly sent the email using his mobile phone. Police also added that Shaikh, a Pune resident, is the brother-in-law of top IM functionary Mohsin Chaudhary.

13 February 9 Mumbai

Police arrested a henchman of Dawood Ibrahim, identified as Tariq Abdul Parveen in an extortion case where a Mumbai based builder was allegedly threatened and asked to shell out INR 3 crore in November, 2014. Parveen, who was in a jail in Uttar Pradesh in connection with a 1999 criminal case, was brought on a production warrant and placed under arrest in the extortion demand case, said DCP (Crime) Dhananjay Kulkarni. He will be produced before a court on February 10. Earlier, Parveen had been arrested from Nagpada by Uttar Pradesh ATS on January 19 in connection with a criminal case registered with it.

14 February 9 Mumbai

The Special Police team formed to investigate into the seizure of 2,173 sim cards have stumbled upon some videos and pictures of arson and riots in troubled Iraq in the facebook of main accused Sharif Khan hinting of his possible links with IS. ``We have taken all pains to find the source of the videos of ISIS and who and how so much money have been deposited in his accounts but he has been giving vague replies. '' said an officer. Moreover even the scrutiny of his facebook account Police found that he was in touch with `friends' from Afghanistan, Israel, China, Myanmar, Denmark, Indonesia, Turkey and other countries which has raised more suspicion of his links with fundamentalist.

15 February 13 Mumbai

A Mumbai local court granted bail to an alleged aide of the fugitive gangster Dawood Ibrahim, Tariq Parveen arrested in an extortion case earlier this week. A police officer said that "The Esplanade (magistrate) court granted bail to Tariq Parveen who had been arrested on January 19." As the Police sought extension of custody, Parveen's lawyer opposed it. The court first remanded him to judicial custody and later granted him bail.

16 February 14 Aurangabad

Aurangabad (Maharashtra) Police Commissioner, Rajender Singh emphasized on creating awareness among internet users to prevent cybercrime. He said the widespread use of internet and smart phones has paved way for unconventional channel of crimes that are difficult to investigate. "Information technology has reached every nook and corner of the society. It has radically changed the way people work, communicate and interact. It has also simplified life of modern people to a great extent. However, it has also altered the work culture of criminals and created new opportunities for them," he said. In 2012, 31 cases were registered under the IT Act and the number rose to 47 the following year. Gautam Patare, Senior Inspector of the cybercrime cell, said over 50 such cases were registered in 2014.

17 February 16 Mumbai

A special TADA court in Mumbai convicted extradited gangster Abu Salem in the 1995 murder of builder Pradeep Jain. This is the first conviction under TADA for Salem, who is also being tried under the Act in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. Holding Salem guilty, Special Judge G A Sanap said, "In the backdrop of the use of sophisticated firearms and the brutal murder committed by pumping 17 bullets into the body of Pradeep Jain and causing bullet injury to Sunil Jain (the builder's brother), the prosecution has proved the act was done with an intention to strike terror in the minds of the Jains and the builder community."

18 February 25


A special TADA court in Mumbai sentenced gangster Abu Salem to life imprisonment for the murder of builder Pradip Jain in 1995. His former driver Mehendi Hasan was also sentenced to life imprisonment. The sentencing comes after both the prosecution and defence presented extensive arguments over the last week. Salem is likely to move the apex court as appeals against convictions under TADA cannot be filed in the High court. Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam had earlier said, "This judgment will give a strong jolt to the Dawood Ibrahim gang because it has now been judicially proved that Abu Salem, along with Anees Ibrahim (Kaskar), had hatched a criminal conspiracy to commit terrorist acts in India."

19 February 27


Police filed a supplementary charge sheet against accused Ejaz Sheikh in connection with the 13/7 Mumbai triple blasts cases. Special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said that "We filed a charge sheet against Sheikh in the special MCOCA court". According to the Police, Sheikh was in direct contact with IM founder Riyaz Bhatkal. IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was the key conspirator of the three powerful blasts which had ripped through crowded areas in Mumbai's Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Kabutar Khana on July 13, 2011, killing at least 21 people and injuring 141. Earlier, five accused - Naquee Ahmed, Nadeem Shaikh, Kanwar Pathrija, Haroon Naik and Mohammed Qafeel Ansari were arrested in this connection. They are facing trial under the stringent MCOCA, IPC and other laws. Yasin and his aide Assadullah Akthar were also arrested later. Those wanted in the case are Riyaz Bhatkal, Waqas Ibrahim Sad, Dubai-based Muzaffar Kolah and Tehseen Akhtar Shaikh.

20 March 4

Mangaon in Raigad District

Hinjewadi (Pune) Police arrested a Bangladeshi national, identified as Jaisemaddin Mostafa for illegally staying in Mangaon in Raigad District with fake documents and was planning to head to Saudi Arabia. He allegedly possesses an Indian passport under the name of Terab Ali Abdul Bari, with a residence address of Assam's Karimganj. Inspector Dhananjay Dhumal of the Pune anti-terrorism cell said they will also be exploring a possible terror angle, since Mostafa had stayed in Pakistan for a long time. Mostafa revealed that, after working in Pakistan, he had returned to Bangladesh and later gone to Saudi Arabia for work. However, he had to return owing to some visa complications. In 2013, he went to Assam, where he procured a fake passport with the help of an agent. Around six months ago, he had managed to get a job in Pune and has been working here ever since, while his visa formalities for the Saudi Arabia trip were being processed.

21 March 9 Maharashtra

A special MCOCA court granted bail to Imran Ahmed Katib, an accused arrested in connection with the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case. According to ATS, Katib was one of the conspirators and was in contact with Fayyaz Kagzi, an absconding accused in the case. Katib had been arrested from Beed in Maharashtra in 2006.

22 March 9 Thane

The Cyber Crime Investigation Cell of the Thane Police detected 10 per cent of all cases registered in 2014. Data obtained from the Thane Police shows that its cyber cell detected 41 of the 85 cases registered under the IT Act in 2012, making 55 arrests in the process. The following year, 2013, the cell registered 58 cases, detected 17 and arrested 24 persons. In 2014, however, the detection rate took a nosedive, with 207 cases registered and 23 detected. A total of 27 arrests were made, of which, 18 were aged between 19 and 30 years, the police said. April 2014 was the cyber cell's best month, with 13 cases registered, six detected and four arrests made. "The accused in many crimes live in countries with which India does not either have friendly ties or an Extradition Treaty. Perpetrators of cyber crimes have also been using sophisticated software to mask their IP addresses. This makes it difficult to find the exact location of the accused," Inspector Sanju John stated.

23 March 16 Thane

A woman identified as Reshma Rajesh Bharat who allegedly circulated FICN was arrested in Thane. Senior Police Inspector S R Shivarkar of the Dombivili Police Station said that she had been charged under Section 489(B) of the IPC. Police is probing if any more people are involved in the racket.

24 March 18 Kalyan

The special court allowed the NIA's appeal for extension and granted the agency the additional time to file a charge sheet in the case against Kalyan youth Areeb Majeed, accused of joining IS. The agency had on February 26, 2015 sought the extension to file the charge sheet, which was originally to have been filed on March 20. With this extension, the agency has acquired a total of 180 days' time to file the charge sheet, since Areeb's arrest on November 28, 2014, when he was flown from Istanbul (Turkey) under NIA escort back to India. Areeb was booked under Sections 16, 18 and 20 of the UAPA for conspiring to commit a terrorist act and being a member of a banned foreign terror outfit. Areeb was also booked under Section 125 of IPC for waging war against the nation.

25 March 18 Pune

The ATC of the Crime Branch of Pune city Police arrested two persons, one of them a minor boy, for possession of FICN. Police have recovered 398 FICN of INR 500 denomination from the suspects. Acting on a tip-off to Inspector Dhananjay Dhumal of ATC, a Police team laid a trap and arrested the suspects under the Shivaji Maharaj bridge near Pune Municipal Corporation. One of the suspects was identified as Faizuddin Ali alias Lalu Taufsar Ali (22), a native of Malda District in West Bengal. Police also detained his aide who is a teenager boy. Faizuddin was arrested under appropriate sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). His minor accomplice was detained and then shifted to remand home as per the court's order. The offence in this case has been registered at the Shivajinagar Police Station.

26 March 21 Kalyan

Fahad Shaikh, one of the four Kalyan youths who ran away and joined the IS has got in touch with his family, but rebuffed calls to return, saying "I am happy with my jihadi work, I won't come back to India". Shaikh got in touch about a month ago and has since been calling his family and some friends frequently on phone or Skype and other VoIP platforms, said sources familiar with the case of the four youths, all in their twenties. He has confirmed that Saheem Tanki, one of the three youths who went with him, is dead. He reportedly sent a photograph of Tanki at the location where he died to his family. NIA sleuths managed to contact Shaikh on a phone number he had called from, and he told them he won't return as his community was not treated well here. He again claimed he was happy with jihad but refused to elaborate what he was doing in Raqqa, Syria.

27 March 19 Mumbai

The Bombay high court upheld a judgment of the Pune sessions court that convicted three persons from West Bengal for possession of FICN worth INR 25,000. Manirul Maulavi Mustafa, Ansar Bashir Husein and Kamaluddin Arsad Ali were arrested by the Samarth Police from Shiralsheth chowk in Rasta Peth in Pune, Maharashtra on July 31, 2011. They had moved a criminal appeal against their conviction and sentences of six years' rigorous imprisonment.

28 March 24 Mumbai

A special NIA court allowed an application made by the Agency seeking a 60-day extension to file the charge sheet against suspected IS or ISIS operative Areeb Majeed. Meanwhile, on March 25 the Court is likely to hear his bail application. Majeed's lawyer Wahab Khan, in his bail plea, had objected to the first extension and said the court that passed the order did not have the jurisdiction to do so. The bail plea states that only the Special Court constituted under the NIA has the power to pass an order. The defence said under such circumstances, Majeed could file a bail plea on the ground that the charge sheet was not filed within the mandatory 90 days. Majeed was arrested on November 28, 2014 for allegedly being associated with IS, and waging war against the Asian countries with whom India has friendly relations.

29 March 30 Maharashtra

Maharashtra ATS took custody of two alleged associates of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal in connection with the July 13, 2011 (13/7) Mumbai blast from Bangalore Police. Sayyed Ismail Afaq Lanka and Saddam Hussain Fairoz Khan are suspected to have provided explosive materials to Yasin to carry out blasts across the country.

30 April 1 Maharashtra

The Maharashtra state legislature expressed concern over the sharp rise in the number of cybercrime cases in the state and law enforcement agencies' inability to bring the crooks to book. CM Devendra Fadnavis, who has the charge of Home Department, told the Lower House (Vidhan Sabha) that Maharashtra had registered 3,633 cases of online frauds in the past two years, but was yet to see any conviction. The CM said that while 937 cybercrime cases were registered in 2013, the number rose to 2,696 in 2014.

31 April 7 Maharashtra

A court in Mumbai (Maharashtra) discharged Ejaz Shaikh (28), a suspected IM operative, in a case of sending terror email after the 2010 Varanasi bomb blast. "During the investigation, the Police did not find evidence against Shaikh and hence we filed an application under Section 169 of the Code of Criminal Procedure requesting the court to discharge him from the case," confirmed a senior ATS officer.

32 April 7 Raqqa / Syria

Social media accounts linked to known supporters of IS have claimed that another Indian has died fighting for the jihadi group in its stronghold of Raqqa in Syria. One such Twitter handle - @mukminSharia - identified the Indian as Abdul Rahman. Another handle - @magnetgas16 - claimed that he (Abdul Rahman) was the third Indian to die fighting for the group. Security agencies believe that this handle is being operated by one of the four youths from Thane who went to Iraq last year to fight for IS. One of them, Areeb Majeed, returned to India in November 2014.

33 April 9 Mumbai

The SC confirmed the death penalty for 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, and rejected his plea to reconsider the previous verdict. A three-judge bench led by Justice Anil R Dave dismissed the review petition by Yakub after holding there was no ground to interfere with the judgment to hand out capital punishment to him.

34 April 12 Mumbai

Indian intelligence agencies have warned all states and union territories about LeT's plans to launch fresh attacks at hotels, railway stations and metro stations in key cities over the next few months. The alert is based on inputs passed on by railway authorities in Mumbai that LeT is planning a 26/11 type strike at hotels and railway stations in the city. The Mumbai alert had warned that around 8-10 terrorist may infiltrate through the sea route to execute the attack.

34 April 19 Maharashtra

Glaring loopholes in Maharashtra's coastal security were exposed in a recent report of the CAG, which pointed to such problems as inadequate infrastructure. The CAG, in its report on the general and social sector for the year has pointed to deficiencies in planning for the scheme, delays in construction of coastal police stations and check posts, and infrastructure and manpower shortage.

36 April 12 Mumbai

The GRP in Mumbai issued instructions to all Police Stations to increase security. The intelligence alert mentions a possible attack by a group of 8 to 10 LeT militants anytime during the next three months on the railway stations and in key locations in the city.

37 April 14 Pune

A man, identified as Ibrahim Shaikh hailing from Malda District in West Bengal was arrested along with FICN with a face value of INR 1,00,000 in Pune. The arrest of Shaikh, on a tip-off, is expected to yield clues on the racket operating across the India-Bangladesh border, Police said. The accused has been booked under Section 489 (b) (c) of the IPC. The Police said Shaikh had revealed he had been circulating FICN in Pune for the past five years.

38 April 15 Mumbai

Mumbai Police is probing an e-mail threat to RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan, allegedly made by an unidentified person with possible links to the terror outfit ISIS. Rajan received the e-mail in his official account from a gmail ID 'isis583848' last month. The email account "was being accessed from 10 different countries" including Australia, Italy, US, Nigeria, Poland, Germany, Hong Kong and Ukraine.

39 April 16 Palghar

A confidential and thorough combing, in addition to security checks has been conducted along the coast of Palghar in Maharashtra, which adjoins the international waters of Pakistan. This examination was done after the Commissioner of the GRP alerted the ATS of possible terror attacks, via the sea route in the city.

40 April 22-23

Jogeshwari East/ Mumbai

Jogeshwari Police arrested two persons, including a Nepali national along with FICNs and the materials used to produce them at their residence in a Meghwadi slum in Jogeshwari East (a western suburb of Mumbai). The two accused are Marshal Posco Lobo and Bhim Bahadur Mashriangi, a Nepali national who has been in India since 2002, was using an alias Ravi Kumbhsingh and had claimed that he was an Indian. According to the Police, the two were arrested up from Guffa Road near the Jain temple in Jogeshwari East in the early hours of April 22. While the Police were patrolling the area, the duo raised suspicions and was asked to stop. Their carry bag was checked and FICNs about INR 1.3 lakh was found. The next day (April 23), their house in Meghwadi was raided and FICN worth of INR 4 lakh was recovered.

41 April 23


FICNs worth INR 13,300 were deposited in the SBI, Marketyard branch in Pune, between June 2013 and November 27, 2014. The incident came to light after the bank's cash officer Suryakant Bhalerao (59), a resident of Hadapsar, registered a complaint under section 489 (b) (using fake notes as genuine) of the IPC. Senior Inspector Deepak Nikam, in-charge of the Swargate Police Station, on April 24 said that as per the RBI norms, the bank can register a FIR against unidentified men if five or more fake currency notes are deposited in its account.

42 April 28


The Bombay High Court held that MCOCA can be applied along with the UAPA in terrorism cases. The ruling came while accepting an appeal filed by the Maharashtra ATS in Pune's Jangli Maharaj blasts case of August 21, 2012.

43 May 3


An Afghan businessman is believed to be allegedly indoctrinating youth from Maharashtra to join IS, claims NIA which has sent its first judicial requests in the case to Afghanistan seeking details of the person. The Afghan national, whose name has been withheld, was running business of dry fruits in India and allegedly approached the four young men from Kalyan area neighbouring Mumbai and incited them to join ranks of IS terror group, official sources said.

44 May 5


A special NIA court rejected the bail application of suspected IS 'operative' Areeb Majeed. Majeed's lawyer Wahab Khan had moved the application in March. Earlier this year, the court had granted the NIA an extension of 30 days to file a charge sheet as the 90-day period was up on February 26, 2015. Majeed was arrested on November 28, 2014 and has been in Arthur Road jail in Mumbai since December 17, 2014.

45 May 18 Maharashtra

A Twitter account suspected to be operated by one of the four Kalyan youths who fled to Middle East last year to fight with Islamic State (IS) has been suspended by the social networking site, after the Indian security agencies' request earlier this month. Last month, the pro-IS Twitter handle, '@Magnetgas17' had in a post threatened to kill "all adult males in India, if they fail to accept Islam", prompting security agencies to write to Twitter authorities. "The post of 23rd April, for the first time, targeted Indians. We decided to take up the issue and get the account suspended," a senior security officer said.

46 May 20 Mumbai

The NIA on filed a charge sheet before a Mumbai court against four Kalyan youths, Areeb Majeed and his accomplices, Saheem Tanki, Fahad Shaikh and Aman Tandel, who have allegedly joined Islamic State (IS), under various provisions of the UAPA and the IPC. The NIA charge sheet revealed that prime accused Areeb Majeed and his three fugitive friends fought for the international terror outfit as "fidayeen" after they were trained in the handling of weapons and explosives. The charge sheet said that using Ziyarat (pilgrimage) visas, four youths left for Iraq on May 25, 2014, as part of a group. After joining the outfit, the four accused were rechristened as Abu Ali Al Hindi, Abu Uthman Al Hindi, Abu Bakr Al Hindi and Abu Umar Al Hindi. They then underwent training in the use of arms, explosives and battlefield tactics, following which they were inducted as suicide bombers. Subsequently, Areeb Majeed participated in several battles against the Syrian and Iraqi forces. He sustained bullet injuries on two occasions and was once seriously hurt in a US-led air bombing. He purportedly told the NIA that after he was seriously injured last October, he decided to return "for spreading jihad in India."

The NIA charge sheet has not made any mention of people involved in recruiting the youths in India or those who helped them reach Iraq knowing that they were going to join IS. Sources said while the agency has identified such people, it has as yet not found any evidence to link them to the case. Areeb Majeed allegdly disclosed that while in India, about two years ago he came in contact with the IS sympathisers and members through social networking websites. In desperation, he contacted people from various countries, including Australia, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the United States, all of whom asked him to first reach Turkey.

47 May 20 Mumbai

Central intelligence agencies have warned of a terror attack possibly in Gujarat or Mumbai (Maharashtra) in September-October this year (2015). The alert issued by the IB apparently states that a Pakistan-based terror group is planning to target Gujarat or Mumbai. The alert mentions that six to nine terrorists could enter into India through the sea route from Karachi or via the land border in J&K, said sources in the Gujarat Police.

48 May 22 Maharashtra

Maharashtra ATS said that they have no information about any 55-year-old man from Mumbai having died in Syria while fighting for banned outfit Islamic States (IS). ATS source added that the Twitter account which shared this information could be operated by a wanted youth from Kalyan, Fahad Shaikh. Earlier, a tweet from the account said "A 55 year old mujahid from Mumbai killed in Wilayat al khair, syria. May ALLAH accept him.#Indianmujahideen". According to ATS sources, only four youths from Kalyan are known to have joined the IS in the Middle East. Police also said it is possible that some Indian working in the Middle East joined the outfit and died. "But we have no confirmation on that," the official said.

49 June 4

Rasta Peth / Pune

The Crime Branch of Pune city Police arrested two persons, identified as Ramzan Barik Shaikh (26) and Rezarul Shaikh alias Alikhan Nasruddin Shaikh (20) along with FICN worth of INR 80,000 in Rasta Peth in Pune (Maharashtra). Both the suspects are natives of Murshidabad in West Bengal and currently reside in Masjid Bandar, Mumbai.

50 June 11 Maharashtra

Maharashtra ATS has announced a INR 1 million reward for information on three alleged SIMI operatives from Khandwa, Madhya Pradesh module, identified as Meboob alias Guddu Ismail Khan, Amjad Ramjan Khan and Zakir Hussian Sadiq alias Vicky Don alias Vinay Kumar. These men are suspected to be involved in the Faraskhana Police Station blast in Pune (Maharashtra) in July 2014, which left four people injured. Sources said the Maharashtra ATS wants to catch these men soon, as they are believed to have set up several bases in parts of the state in 2012. The men specialise in robbing banks and using the money for jihadi activities, Police sources said. Some of the members of the group had been trained in Kerala in 2006 and the group has close links with Abdus Qureshi alias Tauqeer of the IM. In the past, several members of IM were sheltered by the SIMI module. Incidentally, Pune was the centre for SIMI in the past, and more recently, it has been one of the main bases of the IM too.

51 June 19


The Pune unit of Maharashtra's ATS is circulating pocket calendars for the year 2015 titled "Wanted", which carries photographs of terror suspects wanted in different cases of terrorist attacks and extremist activities.

52 June 19


Indian intelligence agencies have issued an alert, warning of "imminent" attack(s) on Israeli nationals and installations by al Qaeda. An official said the alert was of a serious nature and all states, particularly Delhi, Maharashtra, Goa and Himachal Pradesh where the maximum number of Israeli nationals live or visit, have been asked to ensure no untoward incident takes place.

53 June 20


Maharashtra ATS arrested three persons hailing from West Bengal along with high standard Fake Indian Currency Notes worth INR 115,000 in Pune. The three were identified as Ashok Mandal, Gopal Sarkar and Jamidar Shaikh, all residents of Malda District in West Bengal. The initial investigation has revealed that the notes are coming in from Pakistan via Bangladesh border to Maharashtra.

54 June 21

Nashik District

Police neutralised a FICN racket with the arrest of five members of a gang at the Saptashrungi temple at Nanduri in Nashik District. Fake notes amounting to INR 275,000 and two vehicles were also seized from their possession.

55 June 25


The Maharashtra ATS filed its supplementary charge sheet against alleged IM operative Syed Ismail Afaq (34) and Saddam Hussein (35), who are suspected to have provided explosives that were used in the 13/7 Mumbai (Maharashtra) blasts. The charge sheet details the meeting between the IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and Assadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, who allegedly travelled to Bhatkal (in Karnataka), three months prior to the blasts, to procure the explosives from the duo. The duo has allegedly confessed to the Bengaluru Police that they procured the explosives from quarries in Karnataka. They managed to get the explosives through an illegal channel and handed the consignment over to Yasin Bhatkal and Assadullah Akhtar, officials told.

56 June 25

Akola District

Four persons were arrested during a raid for allegedly printing FICN in Akola District along with FICN worth INR 40,200. The four members of the racket were identified as Sonu Mankar, Prashant Telgote, Shailesh Yadav and Santosh Yadav. A team of Local Crime Branch (LCB) raided a rented house in city's Akot File area where four persons were engaged in printing fake currency notes and recovered a laptop, two motorcycles, pen drives beside fake notes of face value INR 40,200. An offence has been registered under Indian Penal Code (IPC) section 489 (selling counterfeit currency notes) against the accused.

57 June 29


Police arrested a five member gang along with FICN amounting INR 2,48,000 in two separate incidents in Maharashtra. Three persons, all hailing from West Bengal, were arrested from Charkop in Greater Mumbai District of Maharashtra. Police said that the accused have brought the FICNs from India-Bangladesh border area. Based on the interrogation of the trio, Police later raided a house in Bhagatsingh nagar slum in Goregaon (east) in Mumbai and arrested two more accused.

58 July 1


With a text message warning of an attack on the 15th day of Ramzan surfacing, Mumbai Police increased security in the city. Extensive deployment has been made in sensitive pockets and vantage locations across Mumbai. "The SMS warns Muslims of 'Qayamat' on the 15th day of Ramzan and directs them to remain indoors on that day. Post the SMS, security has been tightened across the city, especially in sensitive pockets," said an officer. "A similar message was spread before the 1992 riots and therefore we are not taking the SMS lightly," he added.

59 July 7


Maharashtra government apprehends that suspected LeT terrorist Abu Jundal, alleged mastermind of 26/11 attacks, could be assassinated or kidnapped by rivals during his transit from jail to court, the NIA has told a Delhi court.

In an application moved before District Judge Amar Nath, NIA said that Jundal alias Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, who is presently lodged in Arthur Road jail in Mumbai, could not be produced before the court here on several occasions despite issuance of production warrant against him. In the plea, the agency said the proceedings in the case lodged here was required to be expedited and the trial could be commenced through video conferencing.

Referring to a resolution passed by Maharashtra government in May 2013, the NIA said it "excludes the personal appearance of the accused Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari ... after taking into consideration request of Commissioner of Police, Mumbai to exclude the above-mentioned accused person from the personal appearance before court in various cases registered against him due to possibility of assassination bid on the life of accused by rival group or a bid to kidnap."

The court has issued notice to Jundal's counsel MS Khan for July 17, 2015 on NIA's plea.

60 July 10


The government has asked the Supreme Court to let it confiscate properties of Dawood Ibrahim's sister and his other relatives in Mumbai (Maharashtra), pointing out Dawood's kin have failed to establish their source of income and "lawful acquisition" of these properties.

61 July 10

Kolhapur District

Police raided a FICN printing unit located at Dattawad village in Kolhapur District and arrested four persons, along with FICN worth INR 34,50,000. Police have identified the suspects as Subhash Patil, Anuddin D, Ramesh Ghorpade and his son Santaji Ghorpade. Along with FICN, Police also recovered computers, cutter machines, photocopier used by the suspects for printing the fake currency notes. Police said that FICN printed at the spot were widely circulated mainly in the gambling dens in Miraj in Sangli District. An offence was registered in Miraj. A local court remanded the suspects to Police custody till July 14, 2015.

62 July 12


Pune unit of Maharashtra ATS has cultivated a volunteer force of about 3,500 college students to act as its eyes and ears. The Pune ATS has jurisdiction over Kolhapur, Solapur, Sangli, Satara and Pune Districts. ATS has a sanctioned strength of a little over 700 staff for Maharashtra, of which about 200 posts are lying vacant.

63 July 15 Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Government is planning to hang Yakub Memon, a convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts, on July 30 if the SC turns down his mercy plea on July 21. The SC on April 9 had rejected Memon's review petition against his death sentence. He has filed a second review petition in the SC in connection with the same case. The SC is likely to deliver verdict on this petition on July 21. President Pranab Mukherjee has already rejected Memon's mercy plea. Yakub Memon, younger brother of the absconding blasts mastermind, Tiger Memon, was sentenced to death by the TADA court on July 27, 2007. The trial court held him guilty of arranging finances for the other accused in the conspiracy for the blasts, which killed 257 people and injured over 700.

64 July 20

Goregaon (west) /Mumbai Suburban District

A 62-year-old man, identified as Abdul Sattar Bhatti was arrested in Goregaon (west) in Mumbai Suburban District of Maharashtra after he was allegedly caught circulating FICN. According to the Goregaon Police, Abdul Sattar Bhatti, hailing from Ratlam in Madhya Pradesh, was arrested when he tried to buy an ice cream from a vendor with a fake note of denomination INR 100. Further investigations revealed that he had more such fake notes in his possession. Police said Bhatti had brought 20 fake notes of the same denomination from Madhya Pradesh to circulate it in the city. Bhatti chose the nighttime so the bluff could not be caught. He has managed to circulate eight notes.

65 July 21


The SC rejected the curative petition of Yakub Memon, the lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case and the execution will take place at 7am on July 30, which happens to be Yakub's 54th birthday. A bench headed by Chief Justice HL Dattu dismissed Yakub's plea saying there is no merit in it. The curative petition was dismissed in chamber without presence of lawyers. The curative plea was his last legal option to fight for life.

66 July 22


Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria held a high level meeting with senior Police Officers discussing the precautions to be taken in the wake of 1993 serial bomb blast conspirator Yakoob Memon's hanging date. Maharashtra Police have also enhanced security around the Nagpur jail fearing that Dawood Ibrahim gang may retaliate or disturb the proceedings. The IB has directed the Police to be on high alert in Maharashtra, Gujarat and other states in Western India.

67 July 24


Four years after it registered a FIR in connection with the 2008 Malegaon blasts, NIA has begun investigations in the case. The case had been stuck due to several litigations filed by the accused in the Supreme Court. "No investigation could have been carried out without the case papers being in our possession. Now that it has come back, investigations have begun. Though Maharashtra ATS has filed a chargesheet in the case, we need to look at all the facts and evidence afresh," said a senior NIA official. NIA DG Sharad Kumar will be travelling to Mumbai on July 30 to supervise the case and give direction to the investigations. The blasts, alleged to have been perpetrated by Hindutva fundamentalists, have 14 accused as listed by Maharashtra ATS which first investigated the case.

68 July 24


A Kalyan-based youth, identified as Amaan Tandel, one of four suspected IS (Islamic State) joiners has recently resurfaced on intelligence agency radars after his picture appeared on Twitter. The Twitter handle Magnet Gas which is believed to be operated by Fahad Shaikh, another of the four youths from Kalyan who had joined IS in 2014, recently carried photographs of a boatload of armed youth.

69 July 30


Yakub Memon, convicted in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, (in which 257 people were killed and 713 were injured) was hanged till death at the Nagpur Central Jail in Maharashtra. Memon was hanged at 6.35 am. A medical team at the jail pronounced him dead a short while later. A Mumbai Special Court had sentenced him to death in July 2007. The death warrant was issued by a Special TADA Court judge on April 29, scheduling the execution for July 30.

70 July 30


Chhota Shakeel, one of the accused in the 1993 Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial blasts case and the chief henchman of Dawood Ibrahim has reacted to the hanging of Yakub Memon, by stating, "Dawood bhai would have been meted the same fate if he would have come at that time... it is clear now". Shakeel also spoke of "consequences" for the hanging. "Woh (consequences) to hoga hi,' he said.

71 July 30 Mumbai

Shortly before 1993 Mumbai blasts accused Yakub Memon was hanged, his brother and prime accused in the case, Tiger Memon called up the family. Tiger Memon called on the family landline in the early hours of July 30 just one-and-half hour before the execution. The number was being monitored by a wing of the Mumbai Police and the officials listening in identified Tiger's voice. The call was confirmed by security officials in Mumbai and Delhi but senior Mumbai Police officials, Yakub Memon's lawyer and members of the Memon family refused to comment.

72 July 31


Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs (Coastal Security) expressed its "shock" over a special report prepared by the IB which found that about 37 per cent of minor ports in the country are defenceless. Further, a report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Home Affairs (Coastal Security), tabled has said the IB report should serve as an "alarm bell" for the government, especially at those ports which are located along the coastline of Gujarat and Maharashtra.

73 August 3 Mumbai

The special TADA court in Mumbai which is conducting the trial in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case against eight accused completed recording of their statements. Abu Salem, Riyaz Siddiqui, Karimullah Khan, Feroze Abdul Rashid, Tahir Merchant, Mustafa Dossa, Riyaz Siddiqui and Abdul Quayyum are facing trial in the case.

74 August 4 India

In deeply embarrassing disclosures for Pakistan, its chief investigator of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack (2008) has stated that the mayhem was planned and launched from this country and that the operation was directed from an ops room in Karachi (Pakistan). Tariq Khosa, a top police officer who was made Director General of the FIA weeks after the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, has written a revealing article in Dawn newspaper giving graphic details of the plot and its investigation, thereby confirming what India has been saying for long. Khosa, who has held top posts in the Pakistan Government and Interpol besides initiating criminal investigation into former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto's assassination in 2007, wrote that "Pakistan has to deal with the Mumbai mayhem, planned and launched from its soil. This requires facing the truth and admitting mistakes."

75 August 4 India

India feels that its stand is vindicated in the disclosures made by the Pakistani chief investigator of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks (2008) in a newspaper column that the terror strike was planned and launched from Pakistani soil. Government sources said that "We have always insisted that the 2008 terror attack were planned, financed and carried out by people from Pakistan. Also, it is our view that 99 per cent of the evidence in the Mumbai case is in Pakistan." They added that prosecutors in Pakistan had enough evidence against the perpetrators of the deadly attacks and that if they had revealed it the outcome of the trial would have been different, a reference to the fact that those responsible for it, including Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, are roaming free in Pakistan.

76 August 5 Bhiwandi

Police arrested one person, identified as Ikramul Haq Hussain Ali Shaikh for possession of FICNs of INR 3,50,000, from Bhiwandi (Maharashtra). The arrested man, told the Police that he had brought the notes from West Bengal to circulate them in several cities.

77 August 5 Mumbai

Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Yakub Khan alias Yeda Yakub, a key accused in the 1993 serial blasts of Mumbai, is believed to have died in Karachi, Pakistan, according to Indian Intelligence sources. Sources said that Khan, who had been unwell for a few months, suffered a heart attack. He died before he could be rushed to a hospital. Khan is survived by his wife and children who run a construction business in Mumbai. Confirming the report, Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria, who had led investigations into the blasts, said: "We have heard about Yeda Yakub's death from unofficial channels.''

78 August 6 Mumbai

The special court allowed a plea by the NIA to conduct the trial of the alleged 26/11 (November 26, 2008) Mumbai attack mastermind Abu Jundal through video conferencing. In its plea seeking trial through video conferencing, the NIA stated that the Maharashtra government feared that the suspected LeT operative could either be killed or abducted while being brought to the Delhi court. Jundal is currently lodged at Mumbai's Arthur Road Jail.

79 August 9


A group of men from the coastal Karnataka town of Bhatkal, accused of supplying explosives to the IM for bomb blasts in Pune, Delhi, Bangalore, Mumbai and Hyderabad between 2010 and 2013, may have also provided the RDX for the February 13, 2010, Germany Bakery attack in Pune in Maharashtra. The German Bakery blast is incidentally the only instance in recent times where the IM used RDX as an explosive. Its source has been a key unanswered question in the probe since the IM, from forensic records of nearly a dozen blasts linked to it, is known to use easily available ammonium nitrate. Police suspect RDX consignment went into the making of IEDs by key IM operative Yasin Ahmed Siddibappa for the German Bakery blast.

80 August 24


Acting on a tip off, the city Crime Branch of Mumbai Police arrested a man, identified as Rafikul Shaikh (22), along with FICN worth of INR 1.61 lakhs in the denomination of 1,000 from Kalina, Santacruz (East) in Mumbai.

81 August 26


India had prepared a list of 22 lapses in Pakistan's investigation into the November 26, 2008 (26/11) terror attack in Mumbai, and would have confronted Pakistan's NSA Sartaj Aziz with it had the talks gone ahead as scheduled. The dossier says a lot of evidence was ignored and many were kept out of the investigations. The Indian government claims the conspiracy to attack Mumbai was hatched way back in 2005, while Pakistan has only investigated the 2007-2008 period. "They could have examined (David) Headley's wife Faiza Qutalah to get evidence against (Hafiz) Saeed," the dossier says. Qutalah, Headley's third wife whom he divorced just after the attacks, claims to have met Hafiz Saeed and was the first one to depose before the US FBI. The dossier again raises the question as to why the roles of Pakistani Army officers Major Iqbal and Major Sameer were not investigated.

82 September 5

Kalwa bridge / Thane District

Mumbai City Police busted an inter-state gang of circulating FICN with the arrest of two persons hailing from Jharkand, identified as Abdul Shaikh (32) and Sahib Momin (24), along with FICN worth of INR 3.75 lakh from near Kalwa bridge in Thane District. Deputy Commissioner of Police (crime) said that the arrested duo were part of bigger racket that is attempting to pump counterfeit currency notes into the system.

83 September 8

Thane Railway Station

Two persons, identified as Abdul Hamid and Jappar Shaikh were arrested from Thane Railway Station along with FICN worth INR 3,75,000. According to Senior Police Inspector N T Kadam, Thane Police, they laid a trap to arrest the two accused, after cops were tipped-off that some persons were to exchange fake currency notes worth INR 1,00,000 for INR 30,000. The duo was produced before a local magistrate court which remanded them in Police custody till September 16.

84 September 9


The NIA opposed the bail application of Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Purohit, an accused in the 2008 Malegoan blast case. The agency said in its reply, that it had sufficient evidence to prove Purohit's involvement in the blasts conspiracy and to justify invocation of stringent MCOCA against him.

85 September 10


A Special MCOCA Court convicted 12 persons of hatching a criminal conspiracy and subsequently executing a series of bombings on Mumbai's (Maharashtra) local trains on July 11 2006 (7/11), which claimed 189 lives and injured over 800 people. The 12 convicts, including key conspirators Faisal Shaikh and Asif Khan Bashir Khan alias Junaid, were chiefly found guilty of being members of terrorist organisation under section 20 of the UAPA and of being part of an organised crime syndicate under MCOCA, among other sections. Of the total 13 accused arrested and charge sheeted by the Maharashtra ATS, one person Abdul Wahid Din Mohammad Shaikh was acquitted of all the charges after nine years in jail. Five of the convicts, namely Kamal Ansari, LeT 'Mumbai chief' Faisal, SIMI cadre Ehtesham Siddiqui, Naveed and Junaid were planters of bombs at Jogeshwari, Mira Road, Bandra and Borivali. They were found guilty of murder, attempt to murder, causing hurt and criminal conspiracy.

86 September 22 Mumbai

The US has decided to include Mumbai as part of a first of its kind initiative called Strong Cities Network. The initiative intends to focus on large metro cities and their Policing when it comes to terror threats. The main aim of the Strong Cities Network is to create the first international hub to systematically strengthen strategic planning, policies and practices among local government practitioners involved in building community resilience to counter violent extremism.

87 September 29 Mumbai

Naval warship INS Kochi, the largest-ever warship to be built in India, was commissioned by Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar at the Naval Dockyard in Mumbai. INS Kochi is packed with weapons and sensors as well as advanced stealth features.

88 September 30 Mumbai

Special MCOCA Judge Y D Shinde awarded capital punishment to five convicts, identified as Kamal Ansari, Mohammad Faisal Ataur Rahman Shaikh, Ehtesham Qutubuddin Siddiqui, Naveed Hussain Khan and Asif Khan. All of them were found guilty of planting the bombs. "They shall be hanged by their necks till they are dead," the court ruled. The July 11, 2006 (7/11) serial blasts on Mumbai local trains has left 189 dead.

89 October 1 Pune

Acting on a tip-off, Police arrested three persons identified as, Sunil Dattoba Kamble alias Bhausaheb, Sachin Bhikaji Kadam and Mahesh Laxman Dhotre for circulating FICN and seized 491 fake notes of 100 rupees denomination from them. They were arrested from Donje Phata area in the jurisdiction of Haveli Police Station in Pune.

90 October 3 Thane

Three persons, identified as Shaikdar Abdulla alias Motu Shopan Mandal, Mohammad Shobug Motur Khan and Najmul Hasan Ahad Ali Shaikh wear arrested near railway station in Thane along with FICN with a face value of INR 406.

91 October 4 Nagpur

Nagpur unit of Maharashtra ATS arrested one person identified as Mir Anwarul (30) hailing from Malda District in West Bengal along with FICN with face value of INR 900,000.

92 October 6 Nagpur

Smuggler Mir Hussain (30), who was arrested on October 4, along with FICN with face value of INR 911,000 by ATS from Howrah-Kurla Express train in Nagpur, was part of Pakistan's ISI network spread in India. Official sources said that the incident came to light during interrogation of the accused. The ATS officials had recovered PAN cards and railway tickets from the accused who was found to be connected to ISI's network in India. The arrested accused has been remanded to the custody till October 13, 2015.

93 October 8 Mumbai

Mumbai Police filed an application in the sessions court seeking issuance of a letter of request against LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley. They want Headley to be produced through video conference, from the US, in the 26/11 (November 26, 2008) terror attack case. The court is trying, LeT operative and key plotter of 26/11 terror strikes, Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal for his alleged role in case. "This court may kindly issue a letter of request to the US district court of Illinois to produce Headley before this court on the next date through video conferencing," said the application moved by the Mumbai Police.

94 October 8 Mumbai

The NIA has asked the US to examine two sections of the IPC for which 26/11 (November 26, 2008) accused David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana have been charge-sheeted here but were not covered by US law during trial there. If the US Department of Justice (DoJ) is convinced, it could lead to NIA getting the custody of at least Rana.

95 October 12


The Bombay HC granted bail to Aslam Shabbir Shaikh alias Bunty Jahagirdar, one of the prime accused in the case of the low-intensity serial blasts on Jangli Maharaj (JM) Road of Pune (Maharashtra) in August 1, 2012. However, while granting bail, the bench imposed several restrictions, asking Shaikh to co-operate with the investigating agency. He was also asked to not leave the country till the case is disposed of.

96 October 13


Maharashtra ATS has blocked a website, that was allegedly propagating jihadi content and urging Indians to join the Islamic State (IS). The crackdown followed the agency scouting for internet content aimed at inciting Indians to either take up arms in West Asia or commit acts of terror in India. was blocked around a fortnight ago after sleuths from the state counter-terrorism agency stumbled upon the website that used Arabic language for posting IS-related content.

97 October 14


The special NIA court in Mumbai, while rejecting the bail application of Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit and two other accused in the 2008 Malegaon bomb blasts case, observed that they could again engage in similar activities. After hearing arguments of the applicants' advocates, Special Public Prosecutor and Intervener, Special NIA Judge S.D. Tekale, in his order observed, "There is reasonable apprehension that after release on bail, again applicants will engage in activities for implementing their ideology (of turning India into a Hindu Rashtra called Aryavart) with the same mindset."

98 October 22 Yavatmal

The ATS investigating the Yavatmal case (Yavatmal District of Maharashtra) in which a 20-year-old youth allegedly stabbed a Police constable to "avenge beef ban" is probing if the arrested accused was a member of the newly-floated 'electronic warfare technology group' of the banned outfit, SIMI. Officials claim that the group was formed to facilitate creating an Indian wing "on the lines of al Qaeda".

99 October 28 Mumbai

Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Riyaz Bhati was arrested from Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport of Mumbai (Maharashtra) along with two passports. Bhati was at the airport to catch a flight to Johannesburg, where Dawood's other associates were supposedly going to meet and discuss the future of D-company in Mumbai.

100 October 29 Kalyan

In a major development in the probe against Islamic State (IS) militant Areeb Majeed, investigators have identified the person who facilitated the travel of the Kalyan-based youth to Iraq after he was convinced to join the terror group. Presently on the run, the suspect, Abu Bakr Siddiqui, reportedly a resident of Kalyan itself, had arranged Majeed's passport and other travel documents to go with Fahad Shaikh, Shaheem Tanki and Aman Tandel to Iraq on the intervening night of May 24 and 25 2014, disguising them as pilgrims. Majeed was deported from Turkey in November 2014 while Tanki is said to have been killed in an airstrike in Iraq. Sources said that Abu Bakr Siddiqui was approached by Afghani businessman Rehman Daulati to arrange the travel of Majeed and others.

101 November 1 Mendhiya masjid / Pusad / Yavatmal District

Maharashtra ATS of Nanded and Akola, in a joint operation, arrested a young religious preacher (Maulana), identified as Hafiz Mujibar Rehman alias Salim Malik for allegedly involved in indoctrinating youths to join the 'jihad' or holy war through social media and sermons from Mendhiya masjid of Pusad in Yavatmal District. Sources from the intelligence wing said Maulana Rehman's name had cropped up in the interrogation of Abdul Malik Abdul Razzaq, who had attacked three Policemen from SRPF with a sharp weapon outside Mendhiya mosque on Eid-ul-Azha on September 25.

102 November 6 Mumbai

The Sessions Court in Mumbai reserved its order till November 18, 2015 on Mumbai Police's plea seeking to make Pakistani-American LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley an accused in the November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai terror attack case. The Police had filed the application before the sessions judge GA Sanap on October 8. The court this week framed charges against Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, one of the key conspirators of the Mumbai terror attack.

103 November 10

Dharavi bus depot / Mumbai

Mumbai Police arrested two persons, identified as Humayun Sheikh and Rajesh Sheikh for allegedly smuggling and distributing FICNs. The Police had received a tip-off that Humayun, a resident of West Bengal, had arrived with FICNs at Dharavi bus depot in Mumbai (Maharashtra), following which a Police team laid a trap and arrested him. Police recovered 161 FICNs of the denomination of 1,000 and three notes of 500. Humayun's interrogation led to the arrest of Rajesh. "Subsequently, Police recovered another 143 fake of 1000 denomination.

104 November 20


David Coleman Headley, the Pakistani-American LeT terrorist serving a 35-year jail term in the US, would testify before a Mumbai court through video conference in the November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai terror attack case, his attorney said. "I have seen the reports (about a Mumbai court asking that he be produced via video-conference on December 10). Headley will comply with the terms of his plea agreement, which is a public document," John T Theis said. Under the guilty plea which he entered in March 2010, Headley agreed that when directed by the US Attorney's office he will fully and truthfully testify in any foreign judicial proceedings held in the US.

105 November 29 Mumbai

The NIA has sent a fresh request to Moroccan authorities for recording the statement of Faiza Outalha mainly pertaining to her knowledge about her estranged husband David Headley's association with LeT terror group, a move which is apparently aimed at unravelling the role of state actors in Pakistan in 26/11 (November 26, 2008) attacks. The development came after the Moroccan authorities, while executing a Letters Rogatory (LR) sent by the NIA in 2012 after many months, had sent a statement of Outalha recorded by the law enforcing agencies of that country.

106 December 1 Mumbai

The Mumbai Police is keeping close tabs on 25 websites that propagate incendiary Jihadi propaganda at the behest of terror group Islamic State (IS), classifying one as 'extremely dangerous'. A source in the Mumbai Police said a majority of the sites were identified during sustained surveillance by the department's Social Media Lab over the past three-four months, while others were brought to their attention by ethical hackers specialising in hacking such propaganda sites. "The sites were identified from among 50 such propaganda sites during our routine scouting," a source said, adding that frequent hits to these URLs (links) by users from Mumbai and elsewhere had first raised suspicion.

107 December 3 Maharashtra

With the Islamic State (IS) threat keeping the security establishment across India vigilant, the Maharashtra ATS has zeroed-in on Abdus Subhan Qureshi as one of the key people who could provide logistics support to the terror group, if they decide to target Mumbai. Qureshi, a SIMI operative group since 1998, has worked closely with IM militants and was instrumental in providing them ground-level support for most blasts in India since 2005. He has emerged as a vital link especially given his close links with SIMI. Qureshi's extensive network and knowledge of areas in and around Mumbai poses a major threat, said ATS officials.

108 December 7 Maharashtra

The arrest of a 20-year-old youth who had attacked a police constable to protest against the beef ban in Maharashtra has led to a terror module-in-the making being crippled, claims the state ATS. Six youths in the module in Yavatmal district had been brainwashed to join the Islamic State (IS). At least three arrests in the state have broken its back, believe the ATS, which is looking at it as a breakthrough since most known SIMI and Indian Mujahidden leaders have been arrested and their terror cells smashed.

109 December 9 Mumbai

A key cadre of LeT, identified as Asadulah Khan alias Asad Khan who was detained by Saudi Arabia on India's request for his alleged role in the criminal conspiracy to kill prominent religious persons, journalists and Police officials in Karnataka in 2012 was arrested in Mumbai. Asad Khan was arrested by the NIA from Mumbai airport after he was deported from Saudi Arabia. The NIA in a charge sheet filed in the case in 2013 has claimed that Khan allegedly participated in two meetings in Riyadh and Dammam in 2011-12 and helped in recruitment of youths from Karnataka and Maharashtra to carry out the attacks.

110 December 10 Mumbai

A Mumbai Sessions Court approved to give conditional pardon to LeT operator and Mumbai 2008 (also known as 26/11) attack convict David Headley amid reports that he has offered to become approver in the Mumbai terror case in which India has named him along with Pakistani extremists. "Former Federal Bureau of Investigation agent and Lashkar operative David Headley was offered a conditional pardon by a sessions court in Mumbai. Headley will now be examined as prosecution witness," report said. Hedley offered to be an approver in the 26/11 case before the Sessions Court.

"Pardon was tendered on the condition that he will truthfully disclose all facts related to the conspiracy behind the attacks and his role and the role of other participants. He would also have to answer all the questions of the prosecution related to conspiracy," it said.

111 December 11 NS

The Indian security establishment as well as prosecutors in 26/11 (November 26, 2008) Mumbai attack case believe conspirator David Coleman Headley's evidence, to be recorded in the trial court in India in February 2016, will help corroborate the disclosures made by co-accused Abu Jundal regarding the role of LeT masterminds as well as Pakistani state actors. "Jundal, who is on trial in the 26/11 case here, was very much present in the LeT control room along with other LeT masterminds. Jundal's voice figures in the transcripts of the conversation between 26/11 attackers and those in the control room. Headley's examination will help to verify the information given by Jundal (who was deported from Saudi Arabia in 2012) regarding the involvement of LeT masterminds and Pakistani state actors," Special Public Prosecutor in the 26/11 trial Ujjwal Nikam stated.

112 December 17


A 16-year-old girl from Pune (Maharashtra) who was apparently radicalised by her Islamic State (IS) contacts abroad and brainwashed to go to Syria, has been questioned by ATS and sent to a de-radicalisation programme, an ATS officer said."The girl was interrogated by the ATS last week after monitoring her movements for many days on getting information about her. It confirmed her initiation by the ISIS…The interrogation of the girl revealed that she was ready to go to any extent to carry out the ISIS directive," Pune ATS officer Bhanupratap Barge stated. The girl is now undergoing a de-radicalisation programme with the help of her family members and community religious leaders, who are fully cooperating with us, he said.

113 December 21 Pune

The ATS arrested a person in Pune, suspecting that he was one of the three missing Mumbai youths suspected to have joined Islamic State (IS), Police said. ATS and Pune Police are probing the case of three missing youths of Malvani area in western suburb of Mumbai. The three youths were identified as Ayaz Sultan (23), Mohsin Sheikh (26) and Wajid Sheikh (25).

114 December 21 Mumbai

The Bombay High Court reserved its judgment in the death confirmation case against the sole convict arrested Himayat Baig of IM for his involvement in the German Bakery bomb blast of Pune (Maharashtra) case of 2010. A division bench of Justice Naresh Patil and Justice SB Shukhre will deliver their judgment in due course of time against Baig who has also appealed against the judgement.

115 December 22 Mumbai

The three youths, Ayaz Sultan (23), Mohsin Sheikh (26) and Wajid Sheikh (25) who have been reported to be missing from Malwani area in Mumbai District, may have joined Islamic State (IS). The parents of the three men had registered a missing complaint with the Malvani Police. "We suspect that the three joined the IS and our probe is on to ascertain this," Malvani police station's senior inspector Milind Khetle said. An official of the ATS also said they suspect that the three youths have been radicalised into joining the Islamic State, and added that the ATS is probing the matter.

116 December 24 Malwani

Noor Mohammed, part of the trio suspected to have left home at Malwani near Malad on December 15 to join the Islamic State (IS), returned home and was picked up for questioning. Mohsin Sayyed, who's still missing, has been tracked to the outskirts of Maharashtra and an ATS team is out to intercept him, said sources. The third youth, Wajid Shaikh, was detained by the ATS in Pune and returned home on December 23. The ATS has said Shaikh did not seem to have been in touch with IS but was in contact with persons who were trying to indoctrinate him. The security agencies are now worried about Ayaz Sultan, another youth who slipped away from his Malwani home on October 30, 2015 and went to Afghanistan. Shaikh has told the ATS Sultan used to show them documents and videos of IS.

117 December 26 Nagpur

Three aspiring jihadists, Abdul Wasim, Umar Hasan Farooqui and Majh Hasan Farooque from Hyderabad, all final year students, were arrested on their way to join Islamic state (IS) terrorist group in Afghanistan in an early-dawn operation jointly conducted by the Telangana Police and Maharashtra ATS at Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar international airport in Nagpur. It's learnt that operatives, in their 20s, were supposed to board an Indigo flight to Srinagar from Nagpur airport after arriving here from Hyderabad a day before by road. Out of three, two were intercepted earlier also on their way to Afghanistan by the intelligence agencies.

118 December 27 Nagpur

The SIT officials who grilled the three youths from Hyderabad have found out that the trio was indeed on their way to join ranks of Islamic State (IS). According to them, the trio was depressed ever since their first attempt to join IS failed last year. It is also reported that they wanted to meet 'chief' of HM, Sayed Salahuddin. An official stated, "The youths wanted to meet Hizb-ul-Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin whom they knew as their uncle was former president of the proscribed SIMI and a friend of Syed Salahuddin," said an official. The SIMI leader had died in a car accident in Nalgonda in October, 2014.

119 December 27 Mumbai

An NIA official told that David Coleman Headley would remain the accused no. 1 in the 26/11 (November 26, 2008) Mumbai terror attack case. India is likely to tell the U.S. that the American investigation against Headley and the LeT was done because of the six Americans killed in the Mumbai attacks, but justice is yet to be done to the families of the large number of Indian victims.

120 December 27


A section of local bloggers and frequent social media chatters in Nagpur are learnt to be under scanner of the security agencies for spreading radical ideologies of terror outfits like Islamic State (IS) and the likes. Though senior officers are not revealing the exercise, sources said some chatters openly express their intention to join jihad in and outside India while interacting in the public forum. There are also groups on the social media who vociferously express their anti-national sentiments.

121 December 29


An Afghan businessman is believed to be allegedly indoctrinating youth from Maharashtra to join Islamic State (IS), claims NIA which has sent its first judicial requests in the case to Afghanistan seeking details of the person. The Afghan national, whose name has been withheld, was running business of dry fruits in India and allegedly approached the four youths from Kalyan area neighbouring Mumbai and brainwashed them to join ranks of IS, official sources said. The man had mysteriously disappeared after NIA arrested Areeb Majeed when he was deported from Turkey to India last November.



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January 2


Indian intelligence agencies have alerted anti-terror agencies across the country, including Maharashtra, of a possible escalation of terror activities in 2014.

2 January 3


To ensure free, fair and efficient probes into criminal cases, Maharashtra Home Minister R.R. Patil announced INR 150 million as investigation fund to Maharashtra Police.

3 January 8 Maharashtra

Brihanmumbai Electricity Supply and Transport (BEST) have been incurring a loss of nearly INR 2, 00,000 every year due to FICN being provided by bus commuters. The undertaking received 568 FICN from commuters in 2012.

4 January 9 Maharashtra

UMHA Sushil Kumar Shinde said India is in talks with the FBI to bring back underworld don and 1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Dawood Ibrahim.

5 January 12 Pune/ Maharashtra

Four men, involved in the circulation of FICN, were arrested by the Airport Police in Pune and fake currency with a face value of approximately INR 46,000 was recovered from them.

6 January 17 Buldhana

A sessions court at Khamgaon in Buldhana District (Maharashtra) upheld conviction by a lower court of a SIMI leader, Sayyad Wasimoddin, and sentenced him to one-month imprisonment for possessing literature and other items pertaining to SIMI.

7 January 20 Mumbai

Bombay High Court recused itself from hearing confirmation of death penalty awarded to IM operative Himayat Baig in the German Bakery blast of February 13, 2010.

8 January 28 Pune

Four persons, identified as Saddam Faizuddin Shaikh, Nobakumar Ravindranath Biswas, Asadul Faijal Haq Jaman and a 17-year-old youth were arrested along with FICNs with the face value of INR 50,000 from Pune airport.

9 January 29 Mumbai

Six persons identified as Abdul Shaikh, Mohammed Aizul, Ravi Dhiren Gosh, Nooruddin Bari, Mohammed Samad and Aizul Shaikh in the FICN racket had been convicted under Section 16 and 18 of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Section 489 of Indian Penal Code (IPC) by a special NIA court in Mumbai (Maharashtra).

10 January 30 Mumbai

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of Maharashtra Police had arrested the accused on May 14, 2009 from near Star Cinema at Mazgoan in south Mumbai, after they received the tip-off that they were planning to exchange money.

11 February 4 Mumbai

A court allowed the Mumbai (Maharashtra) ATS to arrest IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar in connection with the July 13, 2011 terror attack in the Mumbai in which 20 persons were killed.

12 February 7 Maharashtra

The Maharashtra ATS while taking custody of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar alias Shakir alias Daniel alias Haddi alias Tabrez on February 5, for his alleged role in July 13, 2011 (13/7) Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial blats, focused on two points in court: they intend to find out the source of hawala (illegal money transaction) money sent for the blasts and to establish that Yasin was a key IM man whose custodial interrogation was required.

13 February 7 Maharashtra

The Western Naval Command conducted a review of the coastal security of Mumbai and rest of Maharashtra.

14 February 7 Maharashtra

A special MCOCA Court situated inside the Arthur Road Jail granted bail to one accused, Mushtaque Ahmed in the Aurangabad (Maharashtra) arms haul case of 2006.

15 February 8 Maharashtra

Maharashtra ATS identified IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal as having extensively surveyed Police establishments and religious institutions in south Mumbai, apart from Juhu Beach and a branch of the fast-food chain McDonald's located at the Andheri (West) railway station, for the July 13, 2011 (13/7) serial blasts.

16 February 10 Mumbai

IM top operative Yasin Bhatkal during interrogation said that he and his accomplices had recced the McDonald's Andheri outlet twice with a terror attack on their mind in 2008 because the place is always crowded but was discouraged by the CCTVs and security.

17 February 11 Pune

A MCOCA court dropped charges against a prime accused, Firoz alias Hamza Abdul Hameed Sayyed, in the August 1, 2012 Pune (Maharashtra) blasts case.

18 February 12 Maharashtra

The Maharashtra ATS officers claim that wanted accused Waqas Ahmed was not the only Pakistani roped by IM for India operations as with most IM operative being arrested, the outfit has done a lot of recruitment of Pakistani nationals.

19 February 18 Maharashtra

A special MCOCA court extended the custody of IM operatives Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar till February 28.

20 February 20 Maharashtra

Yasin Bhatkal used a social networking site 'Nimbuzz' to deceive Indian security agencies and send messages to other militants, the Maharashtra ATS has found.

21 February 23 Mumbai

IM India operations 'chief' Yasin Bhatkal planned to strike India soon after he fled to Nepal following the Mumbai July 13, 2011 (13/7) blasts in 2011.

22 February 24 New Delhi

IM has established a new module in Rajasthan and operatives of the outfit were "highly motivated" to carry out terrorist activities in the country, the NIA has said in its charge sheet filed in a Delhi court.

23 February 25 New Delhi

Delhi's Akshardham temple and Pune's cantonment area were on top of IM's list of places to be targeted, the NIA has said in its charge-sheet against IM's India operations 'chief' Yasin Bhatkal and his three aides.

24 February 28 Mumbai

According to the Mumbai ATS, Bhatkal played a very important role in procuring explosives and making IED used in 2011 Mumbai terror attack.

25 March 4 New Delhi

A Delhi court extended till March 6, 2014 the judicial custody of two suspected LeT operatives, Rashid and Shahid who were arrested from Haryana's Mewat region in December, 2013.

26 March 6 New Delhi

A Delhi-based estate agent, Dinesh Singh alias Megh Singh who is believed to be a key link with FICN racket was arrested by the CIU in Mumbai.

27 March 6 New Delhi

A Delhi court dismissed the bail plea of a suspected LeT operative, Shahid who was arrested from Haryana's Mewat region in December, 2013 and directed Police to conclude investigation in the case by March 26, 2014.

28 March 6 Mumbai

Police arrested three persons identified as Jhony Rabiullah Shaikh (22), Sanaullah Shabakh Shaikh (27) and his wife Sharina (20) at the NMMT bus stop near the APMC fruit market in Navi Mumbai, along FICN with a face value of INR 2, 64,000.

29 March 10 Nanded

Maharashtra Police arrested two persons along with "high quality" FICNs worth INR 200,000 from Loha city of Nanded District.

30 March 10 Maharashtra

Maharashtra ATS suspects that the money required to orchestrate the 13/7 Mumbai blasts was sent to IM operatives through the hawala route (illegal money transfer) and it came through Pune.

31 March 13 Maharashtra

A MCOCA court granted ATS the transit remand of IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal to take him to Pune (Maharashtra), where his custody would be sought in the 2010 German bakery blast case.

32 March 14 Maharashtra

Bhatkal will be produced before the Shivajinagar court. A senior Police officer from the ATS, Pune, confirmed Bhatkal's arrest. "We will produce him before the court on Friday," the officer said.

33 March 14 Maharashtra

A special court remanded IM 'Indian operations cheif' Yasin Bhatkal in Police custody for 14 days. The Maharashtra ATS has custody of Bhatkal who allegedly planted the bomb in German bakery.

34 March 29 Pune

Official of the Pune District administration attached the house of terror suspect Mohsin Chaudhary at Manisha Complex in Mitha Nagar area of Kondhwa.

35 April 1 Mumbai

On the prosecution's request, the special MCOCA court, issued production warrants against two IM operatives, Tahseen Akhtar and Waqas in connection with the July 13, 2011 Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial blasts.

36 April 6 Mumbai

Yasin told investigators that he was in Mumbai during the 26/11 attack.

37 May 11 Nashik

A report by the Currency Note Press in Nashik said that Maharashtra ATS invoked the UAPA in a FICN case as FICNs were of very high quality.

38 May 17 Maharashtra

Gujarat Police, with the help of central agencies, have unearthed a conspiracy to free terror suspects lodged in different jails of India, including Sabarmati Central Jail of Gujarat. They have tracked down a website which was operated from a server located on an island named Tokelau, south of New Zealand. This website mentions the names of terror suspects to be freed. Investigations revealed that two IM operatives and are based in Waziristan of Pakistan, are suspected of operating the website. While one hails from Bhatkal of Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, and has named himself after Mohammed Ata, the 9/11 attacker, the other is from Mumbai in Maharashtra. Both of them are in touch with their IM counterparts in India and their website invites youths from India for Jihad.

39 May 20 Maharashtra

President Pranab Mukherjee rejected the mercy petition of Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Memon is the brother of Ibrahim Memon alias Tiger Memon, the alleged mastermind and main accused in the case, who is absconding.

40 May 22


The Mumbai Police Crime Branch invoked the UAPA, 2012, in a FICN case slapping against four persons arrested in March, 2014. Police filed a charge sheet of around 800 pages against the four arrested accused identified as Jaspal Singh (30), Mukesh Singh (40), Dayal Mandal (30), and Dinesh Singh Megh Singh (40).

41 May 28

Nagpur, Maharashtra

Five persons from West Bengal, identified as Mohammad Shakeer Taymur Sheikh, Sukumar Sirkar, Abhiral Islam Sohabuddin Mobin, Mohammad Samad Hussain, Mohammad Aziz and Mohammad Tanu Sheikh were arrested along with FICN with the face value of INR 4,43000 from Gittikhadan area in Nagpur city of Nagpur District.

42 May 31


Principal District and Sessions Judge Kalidas Wadane sentenced Ali Waquar Shaikh to RI for seven years with a penalty of INR 5,000 after convicting him in a FICN case. Shaikh who hails from West Bengal, indulged in trade of fake currency, and was arrested by Hinjewadi Police after he tried to give FICN to a general store owner at Tathawade near Hinjewadi in Pune District on July 6, 2011.

43 June 1


Based on an intelligence input that Ibrahim "Tiger" Memon, the main accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case had a meeting with ISI in Islamabad around May 15, 2014, to discuss plans to engineer blasts and attack soft targets in New Delhi, the Indian security establishment is keeping a close watch over Dawood Ibrahim's plans to target New Delhi.

44 June 2


The Supreme Court stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, the lone convict in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case whose death penalty was upheld by the apex court in March, 2013.

45 June 2


A special NIA court in New Delhi issued a production warrant for July 2, 2014 against suspected LeT terrorist Abu Jundal, one of the alleged masterminds of 26/11 attacks in Mumbai.

46 June 3


A special court in Pune granted 60 days more to the ATS for completing its investigation related to connection of IM arrested ''India operations chief'' Yasin Bhatkal's with the February 13, 2010 German Bakery bomb blast case.

47 June 4


Police arrested three persons, identified as Alam Shaikh (28), Ataru Rehman Shaikh (38) and Gulam Shaikh (28), and seized FICN amounting to INR 3,80,000 from them near Masjid railway station in Mumbai. All the accused originally belong to Jharkhand and the case is likely to be transferred to the NIA.

48 June 10 Maharashtra

A top Delhi Police officer revealed that firearms from eastern Bihar's Munger District are the preferred choice of criminals from Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Orissa, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Delhi, Haryana and Bihar.

49 June 11 Maharashtra

Three alleged terrorists, identified as Mustafa Sayyed, Bilal Ahmed and Afroz Khan were arrested by Gujarat's ATS after they were summoned by local court from a Maharashtra jail where they had spent eight years.

50 June 11 Mumbai

Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria launched 24x7 Mumbai Cyber Lab.

51 June 12 Mumbai

The English translation of Ajmal Kasab's statement was submitted in a Pakistani Anti-Terrorism Court conducting the trial of the seven accused in the 26/11 Mumbai attack.

52 June 13 Mumbai

Andheri Metropolitan Magistrate in Mumbai granted the Mumbai Police permission to collect the DNA samples of Dawood Ibrahim's aide Muzzakir Muddassar alias Munna Jhingada's family members. However, the court also said that the Police cannot use blood samples of Jhingada's family members as evidence in the case of deporting him from Thailand. Police said that the order will help them prove that Jhingada is Indian national and very much a criminal from Mumbai who fled away in 2000.

53 June 15

Diva village in Thane District

A woman, identified as Rani Mutthu Mandal was arrested from Diva village in Thane District along with FICNs with a face value of INR 1,05,500.

54 June 16


Maharashtra ATS filed a 542-page charge sheet against Yasin Bhatkal IM 'India operations chief' and his aide Asadullah Akhtar alias Tabrez, before a special MCOCA court. In the charge sheet, Police also disclosed the role of a new accused, Wasim, alias Ibrahim, who is still wanted. The two have been accused of planning and executing the 13/7 blasts of Mumbai.

55 June 19


CBI filed a supplementary charge sheet in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast case against one of the under-trials, Feroz Rashid Khan, in order to disprove his claim of mistaken identity. The agency, in its 90-page document, has relied on as many as 12 witnesses, who have confirmed the identity of Feroz Khan. According to CBI, the accused is a close associate of Dawood Ibrahim, and helped land RDX and firearms in Mumbai prior to the 1993 serial blasts.

56 June 20


NIA has written to Maharashtra Police and Delhi Police warning them to be vigilant and take ample precautions to prevent terror attacks in Delhi and Maharashtra cities, including Mumbai. According to the NIA letter, some IM terrorists led by key operative Haider Ali alias Black Beauty had earlier surveyed various places in Maharashtra and Delhi to identify their possible targets.

57 June 23 Maharashtra

ATS told the special MCOCA Court that it has evidence against the nine accused in the 2006 Malegaon blasts case and their pleas for discharge from the case may be rejected. The ATS' 10-page reply explaining the role of each accused and the evidence against them, comes less than a year after the NIA gave a clean chit to the accused.

58 June 27 Maharashtra

The Maharashtra ATS, which is investigating the 13/7 blast case, released a sketch of a wanted accused. The name of the suspect, however, has been withheld by the ATS. The ATS has also announced a reward of INR 500,000 for information leading to his arrest. Posters with the sketch are being circulated across Maharashtra.

59 June 28 Mumbai

RTI query revealed that post-26/11 terror attacks, Mumbai Police' arsenal has been strengthen with advanced and sophisticated weapons. These include rocket launchers, UBGL, AGL, sniper rifles, mortars, projector grenades, corner shot weapons and cord-detonating explosives. That apart, cops have also got a large number of general weapons such as SLRs, AK-47s, Insas rifles, machine guns and stun guns. Mumbai Police Spokesperson DCP Mahesh Patil said the department has been using sophisticated weapons post 26/11. "These weapons provide the force with an added edge to combat any terror-like situation.

60 June 30 Aurangabad

The District and Sessions Judge S G Shete in Aurangabad sentenced a convict Shaikh Nazeer to 10-year RI and imposed a fine of INR 25,000 on him for possessing, using and buying goods with FICN. Nazeer was arrested on October 23, 2011 from Kumbharwada when he attempted to pass FICN of INR 1000 denomination as genuine ones. The court has also directed the Police to file a separate charge-sheet against four others, who are absconding.

61 July 1 Maharashtra

Maharashtra topped the list in cybercrimes among other states of India for the second consecutive year while Mumbai dropped one position to rank fourth against third in 2012 (132 cases in 2013 against 105 in 2012) among cities with the most cases, according to NCRB report. Mumbai Police Spokesperson Mahesh Patil said investigation has shown a majority of cyber offences are committed by youngsters either to take revenge or for fast money.

62 July 2 Pune

An IM terrorist, identified as Zahid Hussain, suspected to be involved in the Pune German Bakery blast of February 14, 2010, was arrested outside Kolkata rail station under Chitpore Police Station. Hussain, a resident of Mirpur of Kushtia District in Bangladesh, is suspected to be one of the main conduits of IM leaders in India, a senior STF official told. "Zahid Hussain was in touch with all the important IM leaders and used to supply them with FICNs and explosives. He is also suspected to be involved in German Bakery blast in Pune," the official said. "We are investigating all the aspects. He will be produced before the court tomorrow," he said.

63 July 3 Mumbai

IM 'India operations chief' Yasin Bhatkal, told Mumbai Police that he feels "proud of himself" for carrying out the blasts. "Whatever I have done, I feel proud of myself," Bhatkal said in his confessional statement, recorded by the Mumbai Police. Bhatkal also told the Police that he does not consider the blasts carried out by him as a crime.

Bhatkal's aide Asadullah Akthar, also told the Police, in the confessional statement, that he too does not regret the blast carried out by him. In the confessional statement, both the accused stated the details of the blasts carried out by them in various places in the country, since 2005 to avenge the 2002 Godhra riots.

64 June 26 Mumbai

The Bombay High Court quashed a special court's order dropping MCOCA charges against Firoz alias Hamza Abdul Hameed Sayyed, the main suspect in the serial blasts on JM Road in August 2012.

65 July 8 Mumbai

After a span of 11 years, trial in cases of bomb blast in the three areas of Mumbai: Vile Parle station (January 27, 2003), Mulund train (March 13, 2003) and McDonald's (December 6, 2002), began with a witness deposing before the POTA court. A Crime Branch team comprising officers Ramakant Padwal, Nagesh Lohar and Prafull Bhosale had claimed to have recovered four AK-56 assault rifles, three pistols, two revolvers, 250 hand bombs, four grenades, 160 live cartridges, chemical pipe bombs, bottles containing sulphuric acid, nitric acid, ammonium nitrate and potassium cyanide. Three alleged LeT terrorists, Abu Sultan, Abu Anwar Ali and Mohammed Wani, whom Police said were suspected masterminds in the blast, were killed in an encounter at Jogeshwari in Mumbai on March 29, 2003.

66 July 10 Pune

Five people, including a Policeman, were injured in a low intensity bomb blast near Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati temple in Pune. The bomb was placed on a motorcycle in the parking area of Faraskhana and Vishrambaug Police Stations located 200m from the temple. Maharashtra Home Minister R R Patil said the state ATS would investigate the blast. "It is a challenge for the police as the blast happened on their premises.'' Police suspect IM involvement in the blast due to its similarities with explosions in Pune earlier. Police Commissioner Satish Mathur said they were yet to ascertain involvement of any terror group and were trying to trace the bomb planter.

67 July 10 Nagpur

The Nagpur unit of Maharashtra ATS plan to take custody of Abu Faisal, alias 'doctor', failed due to Bhopal Jail's inability to provide security escort to the alleged culprit whose name has been linked to several terrorist activities across the country. The Bhopal Jail's warrant, stating their inability, was produced before Judicial Magistrate first class DS Parwani. Faisal had formed a sub-unit within cadres of banned SIMI called 'Maal-e-Ganimat' with an objective to raise fund for terror activities by robbing non-believers.

68 July 11 Maharashtra

IB has warned the Gujarat and Maharashtra Police that terror outfit IM is trying to re-group in the two states. Intelligence sources said they had specific information that IM could target SFs in these two states.

69 July 11 Maharashtra

Maharashtra ATS which is investigating the July 10, 2014, Pune blast case said the blast appears to be a terrorist attack. Investigators believe the bomb was attached to the stolen motorbike. The explosive material used was ammonium nitrate and petroleum product with some other chemical. The preliminary analysis by the NSG and forensic experts has revealed that blast was triggered by a crude pipe bomb, a kind of IED.

70 July 12 Maharashtra

The Maharashtra ATS reportedly spotted a suspect in a CCTV footage recovered in connection with July 10 Pune blast. The footage shows the suspect parking a bike near Faraskhana Police Station's parking lot before the blast occurred. On the other hand, monitoring of the emails has revealed that online messages were exchanged among IM terrorists in Karachi (Sindh, Pakistan) before carrying out blasts, as per reports. A case has been registered under Sections 307 (attempt to murder), 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), besides various sections of the Explosives Act and UAPA.

71 July 12 Maharashtra

As investigations into July 10, Pune blast progress, agencies are worried about two persons from Thane who are reported to have left for Iraq to fight along ISIS about a year ago. These two boys are part of the 18 Indians learnt to be fighting in Iraq and Syria and are being tracked by intelligence agencies.Sources within the security establishment say most of these 18 hail from south India. Some of those who have been identified belong to Maharashtra, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. It is not known whether any of them has returned but such exodus from south India has become a cause for worry for the agencies.

72 July 14 Mumbai

The Mumbai Police Commissioner Rakesh Maria has sent a letter to all the Crime Branch and ATC asking them to be on alert in view of the ongoing Ramzan. Sources say this letter was sent even before the Pune blasts of July 10, 2014.The letter also has a mention of Iraq-based outfit ISIL.

73 July 16 Mumbai

Abdul Mateen Damada, suspected of facilitating payment for 13/7 triple blasts of Mumbai was arrested by Maharashtra ATS. He was brought to Mumbai from Goa and produced before the MCOCA Court which remanded him in Police custody till July 28, 2014. Following the blasts, he fled to Dubai, and a look-out notice was issued in 2013 for him, after his name came up in connection with funding IM for carrying out the blasts.

74 July 16 Kalyan (Thane District)

Maharashtra Police suspect that two businessmen from Thane incited four youths from Kalyan to join ISIS in Iraq. The four persons, identified as Arif Majeed, Aman Tandel, Imran Tanki and Fahad Sheikh had gone missing since May 25, 2013 when they had gone to of Karbala in Iraq on a pilgrimage. Police raided the residences of the four and seized some letters and pen drives. A letter indicated that they have joined the militant outfit. They are believed to have joined the ISIS. Investigation agencies have grilled more than 51 persons, including eight former SIMI activists, to find out if they had indoctrinated the youths to become jihadis.

75 July 17 Pune

The bomb that exploded in Pune on July 10 was made by mixing ammonium nitrate with potassium chlorate and small ball bearings were used as shrapnel to inflict injuries, but there was no gelatine or RDX in it, Maharashtra ATS said

76 July 17 Kalyan (Thane District)

The four men from Kalyan in Thane District of Maharashtra who went to Iraq allegedly to join ISIS-led jihad allegedly left their hotel room for Mosul on the morning of May 31. The four, Arif Majeed, Aman Tandel, Fahad Maqbool Sheikh and Shaheen Tanki called for a taxi and left their hotel in Karbala. Mohammed Saad, the caretaker of Ajmeri travels who helped the four of them get their tickets, told that the four left for Mosul leaving behind all their luggage and carried only their passports with them. "All their belongings, which were packed in four bags, have come back from Iraq and they have been handed over to the ATS, Maharashtra," he added.

77 July 22 Maharashtra

The blast at a parking area outside Faraskhana Police Station in Pune on July 10, 2014, has prompted IB to issue alert to all the Police Stations in the Maharashtra. The central intelligence agency has asked the Police Stations to ensure that their parking lots are under proper vigil.

78 July 23 Nagpur

A team of Crime Branch arrested one person, identified as Uday Singh Nimje from Golibar Square in Nagpur and recovered FICN worth INR 3,22,000 from him.

79 July 24 Wardha District

Police arrested one person, identified as Shaikh Asif Shaikh Usman along with FICN in face value of INR 1,92,000 near Wardha railway station in Wardha District. The search revealed 385 FICN of INR 500 denomination which were seized by Police.

80 July 25 Thane District

Two of the four youths of Kalyan in Thane District suspected to have joined ISIS called up their families earlier this week and confirmed they were working as members of the militant Sunni Islamist group in the Raqqa province of Syria, investigating officials said.

81 July 25 Mumbai

Security has been increased across Mumbai after Mumbai Police received a letter threatening to attack Jewish places of worship in retaliation for the Israeli attack on Gaza. The outfit calling itself "suicide mujahideen" threatened to carry out blasts at synagogues across Mumbai on the last Friday of the holy month of Ramzan. The letter addressed to City Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Maria.

82 July 27 Mumbai

Mumbai City Commissioner of Police Rakesh Maria, said that security at Jewish establishments had been increased. The Jewish Chabad House at Colaba had been one of the targets of the November 26, 2008, terror attack.

83 July 28 Mumbai

The special MCOCA court extended the Police custody of Abdul Mateen Damda Faquee (50), who the ATS had arrested on July 15 for allegedly financing the bombers to carry out the serial train blasts in Mumbai on July 13, 2011 (13/7). The court remanded the accused in ATS custody till August 2 after the prosecution informed that ATS needs to track the trail of money.

84 July 28 Pune

Intelligence agencies who questioned IM operative Zahid Hussain, arrested by STF believe that Zahid was an expert counterfeiter of FICN. Zahid, according to them, was handpicked and trained by ISI appointed master counterfeiter Iqbal Kana. His questioning has also revealed that the 2010 German Bakery blast of Pune was a joint operation by the IM and the LeT operatives.

85 August 2 Maharashtra

A special court dropped the charges under the MCOCA against eight accused in the JM Road Pune blasts (August 1, 2012) case. However, special judge A L Pansare stayed the order for four weeks after special public prosecutor Raja Thakre sought the stay to assail the order before the High Court.

86 August 7 Maharashtra

Maharashtra ATS filed a supplementary charge sheet Yasin Bhatkal in the 2010 German Bakery blast case. The ATS submitted a copy of the charge sheet before the Additional Sessions Judge N P Dhote.

87 August 11 Mumbai

The Bombay High Court has granted bail to Majid Akhtar Shaikh, an accused in the 2008 IM terror email case. He is the sixth accused in the case to have been granted bail. Even five years after the charge sheet was filed, trial is yet to begin in the case.

88 August 12 Mumbai

In a letter of caution to Mumbai International Airport and other airports of the country, the BCAS has asked authorities to increase security arrangements after they received inputs indicating that IM may organise an aircraft hijacking or forcible intrusion at smaller airports to release Yasin Bhatkal.

89 August 13 Mumbai

Two unidentified youths were arrested by Mumbai ATS, who are suspected to be in Syria fighting for the radical group, ISIS.

90 August 18 Mumbai

To deal with terror alerts, the RPF of Central Railway has formed a specialized unit of 30 Commandos, the focus of which will be largely on Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus of Mumbai. The RPF's 67-member canine squad will supplement the unit when required. The Commando personnel are armed with AK-47 rifles and the department has already made a demand for more sophisticated arms.

91 August 20 Mumbai

District Judge I.S. Mehta, in an in-camera proceeding, issued the production warrant against the LeT operative Abu Jundal who is currently lodged in the Arthur Road Jail of Mumbai in connection with a conspiracy to launch terror strikes in India.

92 August 20 Maharashtra

A special court judge has ruled that the MCOCA cannot be applied to acts of terror as terrorist activities are not aimed at generating any monetary gains as defined under MCOCA. Special MCOCA court judge A L Pansare said a person cannot be identified as offender under the UAPA and the MCOCA simultaneously.

93 August 21 Mumbai

NIA court in Delhi kept pending the plea filed by the Mumbai ATS seeking custody of Tehsin Akhtar and Pakistani national Zia-ur-Rahman in connection with the terror cases lodged against them there.

94 August 22 Pune

Eight persons identified as Mohammad Sanwar Hussein (26), Mohammad Abu Kalam (24), Masedur Rehman (24), Salman Shaikh (19), Mohammad Yusuf Ali (21), Sairat Ali Shaikh (26), Mohammad Hazrat Ali (20) and Mubarak Hussein (24) were arrested along with FICN with a face value of INR 7,00,000 in Pimpri of Pune District.

95 August 24 Kolhapur

A roadside vendor suffered minor injuries in a low-intensity blast in the limits of Gokul Shirgaon Police Station on Kolhapur-Kagal Road in the outskirts of Kolhapur town in Kolhapur District. As per preliminary information, the bomb-like device was apparently placed inside a cardboard box near the food cart and when the vendor tried to open it, it blew up.

96 August 25 Maharashtra

Shaikh Abdul Nayeem alias Sameer, the suspected LeT militant who was arrested in connection with Mecca Masjid blast and Mumbai serial train blasts escaped from Police custody from a running train near Raigarh railway station in Chhattisgarh. According to sources, Nayeem who is a native of Aurangabad, Maharashtra, was in the custody of Bengal Armed Force.

97 August 26 Maharashtra

Sources said that IS, in a deadly pursuit to establish an Islamic Caliphate, is recruiting poor Muslims in Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Maharashtra and J&K. The several security agencies including RAW and NIA have said that more than 100 Indian men could have already joined the IS in Iraq and these IS recruits could be used to strike terror in India once the war in Iraq and Syria ends. Sources also said that an IM man who is declared as wanted by the NIA could be recruiting for the ISIS.

98 August 26 Thane District, Maharashtra

Arif Majeed, one of the four youngsters from Kalyan, a part of the Mumbai Metropolitan Region in Thane District of Maharashtra suspected of joining ISIS in Iraq, reportedly died in a bomb blast in Mosul city of Iraq a few days ago. The family of Arif's companion Shaheen Tanki told the Police that they received a call from their son informing of Arif's death.

99 August 28 Mumbai

Muhammad Iqbal, whose name figures among the suspects behind the 26/11 Mumbai attack, has been put on the list of SDGT by US. The Pakistan-based Iqbal had made the payment for the VoIP in Italy that was used by LeT terrorists in Mumbai to communicate with their handlers in Pakistan. The US State Department has also declared AME, controlled by Iqbal, as a Specially Designated Global Terror outfit.

100 August 29 Kalyan

Two days after Kalyan youth Arif Ejaz Majeed was reported killed fighting alongside the IS in Iraq, the Indian jihadist group AuT has issued an online tribute to him, hailing his "martyrdom".

101 September 1 Kalyan

Maharashtra ATS questioned eight people in the missing case of four youth from Kalyan who reportedly joined the terror outfit IS. A cleric has also been questioned for allegedly trying to indoctrinate the boys.

102 September 2 Kalyan

Maharashtra ATS has so far questioned 12 people in connection with the disappearance of four youths from Kalyan, who reportedly joined IS in Iraq. Some of these people were in touch with the boys before they left for Iraq. All those questioned are part of a group that meets and interacts regularly," an officer said.

103 September 15 Kalyan

The three youths from Kalyan in Thane District, suspected to have joined the IS, are expected to return India from Syria.

104 September 15 Mumbai

An alleged IM operative, Farooq Turkish approached the special MCOCA court situated inside Arthur Road Jail of Mumbai (Maharashtra) seeking bail on the ground of parity as few other accused have already been granted bail.

105 September 15 Pune

Investigators probing the July 10, 2014 bomb blast in Pune (Maharashtra) suspect the role of four absconding members of the banned SIMI in the terror act. The suspects, Aizazuddin alias Aizaz Mohammed Azizuddin, Mehboob alias Guddu Ismail Khan, Aslam Ayub Khan and Amzad Ramzan Khan, were also allegedly involved in an explosion at a rented house in Bijnor, Uttar Pradesh, on September 12. Another fugitive, Zakir Hussain alias Sadiq Badrul Hussain, was also suspected to be present at the Bijnor house, but his role in the Pune blast is not yet known.

106 September 15 India

Pakistan High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit made it clear that there was no case against designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, and he is free to roam in the country.

107 September 18 Mumbai

Special TADA Judge G A Sanap has allowed the CBI to prove the unavailability of over 170 witnesses, whose depositions in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case may then be used as evidence against seven accused on trial now and others who are on the run. Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon and Mohammed Dossa are three main accused in the case still wanted. The immediate setback comes to Abu Salem and six others, including Mohammed Dossa's brother Mustafa Dossa, currently on trial in the case after the main trial of 123 accused ended in 2006.

108 September 19 Mumbai

The special MCOCA Court adjourned the July 11, 2006 Mumbai blast case till October 17, 2014.

109 September 22 Mumbai

Mumbai Police Crime Branch has sought Maharashtra Government's nod to invoke the UAPA in two FICN cases. According to Crime Branch sources, the first cache of INR 4,40,000 in FICN 1000 rupee notes was seized from Reay Road on July 9, while the second cache of INR 2,05,000 in FICN was seized from the LT Marg area on August 8.

110 September 24 Maharashtra

The IB has warned that "groups and elements supportive of extremist ideology similar to al-Qaeda" are trying to "increase communal tension" in states like J&K, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, UP, Bihar, Karnataka, Kerala and Delhi. The intelligence report (reference no-3627-60 & 3698- 3731/C&R Cell-C-2/SII), has reiterated that al- Qaeda 'chief' Ayman-al-Zawahari, who launched a new branch for the Indian sub-continent, also intends to target commercial centres, tourist destinations, religious places, aviation sector, railways infrastructure and BJP offices in various states, including West Bengal and Assam. The report has been dispatched to all state police agencies.

111 September 26 Maharashtra

The special MCOCA Court discharged Abdul Mateen Damda, who was accused of channeling INR 1 million through hawala in July 13, 2011, Mumbai blasts, also known as 13/7, due to lack of evidence. Officials of the state ATS had claimed that Damda had sent money to a hawala operator in Delhi who relayed the funds to IM.

112 September 26 Pune

Two persons, supposedly father and son, identified as Abubakar Shaikh and Salim were arrested along with FICNs with a face value of INR 36,000 in Pune. Senior Inspector Sanjay Patil said that Salim, a labourer by profession, resides in Pune and the notes with different serial numbers were brought by his father from Malda District in West Bengal.

113 September 27 Pune

The suspects Abubakar Shaikh and Salim, who were arrested along with FICNs in Pune, were produced in a magisterial court, which remanded them in Police custody till September 30.

114 September 30 Maharashtra

The wireless communication wing of the Maharashtra Police has been grappling with severe staff crunch as nearly 60 per cent technical hands have retired in the last few years and not a single person has been recruited since 2004. Senior officers of the state CID, Pune Police and rural Police claimed that the staff crunch would surely affect their functioning during the Assembly election.

115 October 4 Kalyan

Agencies probing four youths from Kalyan (Maharashtra) who are suspected to have joined the ISIS have found a photograph of one of them riding a motorcycle in Syria, carrying a flag of the terror organizatio. Sources from local investigating agencies claimed that the IB had received a photo from Syria from their sources in which the youth is seen riding motorcycle with three others. The IB shared the photo with investigators from Maharashtra and showed it to the youth's family. But sources said the youth's family insisted the person in the photograph was not their son.

116 October 5 Maharashtra

According to sources, a suspected terror financier and senior IM operative slipped out of India's hands when the UAE, under pressure from Pakistan, freed Abdul Wahid Siddibappa as New Delhi was slow in sending the extradition request. Abdul Wahid Siddibappa is a suspect in 2006 Mumbai (Maharashtra) train blasts in which 209 people were killed. He is also a cousin of jailed top IM member Yasin Bhatkal. Wahid was arrested in Abu Dhabi in January 2014. Source said that Wahid was released from a prison in Abu Dhabi in May and he could be in Pakistan now.

117 October 5 Mumbai

Reports said that besides targeting Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore and even Kolkata, terrorists also had plans to assassinate Bangladesh PM Sheikh Haseena. Sources said documents and leaflets obtained from the house at Khagragarh in Burdwan (West Bengal), where the blasts took place, point to a larger plot to cause widespread destruction.

118 October 8 Mumbai

The CID officers claimed that the terror links of Burdwan blast seem to have spread across the country to J&K, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu. DIG of CID Dilip Adak said "It seems Shakil and his associates in Burdwan made and received several calls to and from Tamil Nadu, Mumbai and J&K barely 48 hours before the blast on the morning of October 2." Another investigating officer said "We are now certain that Bangladeshi outfit JMB is involved in the crime. Shakil and his wife are members of the outfit. Analysing these phone calls, we are trying to find out whether other outfits like IM also involved."

119 October 17 Mumbai

A special MCOCA court granted bail to one of the accused in the IM terror emails case in connection with the Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Delhi serial blasts. Farooque Tarkash, an accountant from Pune, was granted bail on grounds of parity, as another accused in the case who was arrested on the same charges had been granted bail earlier by Bombay High Court. Tarkash was among the 21 IM operatives arrested in September 2008 by the Mumbai crime branch, which was probing the terror emails sent by IM operatives after the Ahmedabad, Jaipur and Delhi serial blasts.

120 October 18 Mumbai

The ATS of the Mumbai Police arrested a terror suspect, identified as Anis Ansari (24), a software engineer who was allegedly planning to blow up American organizations including the American School at BKC in Mumbai. Officials of the ATS said that the accused, who had allegedly opened fictitious accounts on a social networking site, had allegedly mentioned about 'carrying out a blast on American organizations in Mumbai' in chats with some Shakeel Ahmed.

121 October 19


The terror suspect, Anis Ansari, arrested on October 18 for `chatting' with his friends on Facebook about jihad and attacking the American school in BKC in Mumbai, was indoctrinated by hearing lectures of al Qaeda preachers, said sources. Ansari who has been booked under the charges of criminal conspiracy read with IPC section of 302 of murder and information technology act told Police that he was indoctrinated hearing the Jihadi lectures of Nouman Ali, Ahmed Farooque and Abu Bakr Bagdadi on the internet.

122 October 21

Navi Mumbai

The Crime Branch arrested two persons, identified as Ali Ahmad Jibril Ahmad Sha (35) and Arif Bar Sai (32), for the possession FICN of INR 500,000 in Airoli in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra. The Police recovered 400 notes of INR 1000 denomination and 200 notes of INR 500 denomination, and confiscated the car used by the two accused.

123 October 23


A SIMI activist and an associate of arrested IM activist were arrested by North Zone Police in Secunderabad in Hyderabad District of Telangana. The duos, who are natives of Maharashtra, were reportedly in contact with three residents of Saidabad in their endeavour to go to Afghanistan for jihad training. Police said that one of them, identified as Shah Mudassir alias Talha, runs a general store at Umerkhed Yavatmal District and is a member of SIMI. The other youth is identified as Shoeb Ahmed Khan alias Tariq Bhai of Hingoli District and is an associate of Mansoor Ali Peerboy (Media in-charge of IM, Pune Module). Police recovered mobile phones, literature on explosive formulae and jihad, pen drives, CDs containing militant training programmes, passports and other documents from them.

124 October 26


A holiday court in Mumbai extended the ATS custody of Anis Ansari, a terror suspect, who was arrested on charges of allegedly planning to blow up the American School at BKC in Mumbai, till October 31. Ansari, a software engineer was arrested on October 18 from his office. A Police officer said that "Ansari had used six computers at his office to chat with two unknown persons about his plan and conspiracy. The Police have so far seized three computers and are scanning hard disks." The public prosecutor told the court that identity of the two persons that Ansari had been chatting with was not known and hence the ATS needed more time for custodial interrogation.

125 October 27 Mumbai

Anis Ansari, a terror suspect, who was arrested on October 18 for being an IS sympathiser and conspiring to bomb an American school at BKC in Mumbai has told interrogators that he planned to kill Americans and other foreigners in the city. As part of the plan, Ansari had got details of how to prepare a thermite bomb and had created 11 accounts on Facebook. An ATS officer said that Ansari spoke about his attack plans with someone through chat. The Police have also found that Ansari used to listen to speeches of international terrorists on YouTube.

126 October 28 Thane District

Mumbai Police Crime Branch arrested a person, identified as Rasheed Sheikh (37), a resident of the Vitthalwadi area in Kalyan in Thane District of Maharashtra for allegedly trying to circulate FICNs in Mumbai, and recovered FICN worth INR 600,000 from his possession. The Police claimed that he has confessed to have circulated FICN in Mumbai in the past. This is the second seizure of FICN in Mumbai this month.

127 November 6 Palgarh District

A teenager was arrested along with FICN worth INR 9,000 in Virar of Palgarh District of Maharashtra. The currency was allegedly given to him by a friend after being promised money. The teen told the Police that the currencies were handed over to him by his friend, who had come from West Bengal. The teen was asked to circulate the notes and was promised a good amount. FICNs are believed to have been procured from Bangladesh and brought to Malda District in West Bengal.

128 November 16 Kurla, Mumbai Suburban District

The Kurla Railway Police arrested a 38-year-old man, Faiyaz Khan for allegedly trying to smuggle a pistol and two loaded magazines wrapped in carbon paper in order to prevent it from being detected by the metal detectors at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus. Further, Police found five fixed deposit receipts worth INR 1,00,000 each, INR 24,000 in cash and several ATM cards. His phone contained photographs of Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar, Osama Bin Laden and Ajmal Amir Qasab, as well as some literature in Urdu.

129 November 20 Kurla, Mumbai Suburban District

A metropolitan magistrate court in Kurla in Mumbai Suburban District acquitted eight persons who had been accused of having links with SIMI. Two of the acquitted persons, Ehtesham Siddiqui and Dr Tanveer Ansari are accused in the 2006 serial train blasts case (7/11 train blast case). The prosecution failed to prove the charges levelled against the accused in 2001. All the accused were arrested after the Central Government declared SIMI as a banned organisation.

130 November 25 Kalyan, Thane District

The four youths from Kalyan recruited by the IS are said to have contacted their families, expressing a wish to be rescued and brought back home. "All four are in touch with their families here and sought facilitation of their rescue and return. However, only Arif's family has contacted the NIA office in Mumbai and sought the intervention of the Centre to bring him back," a senior intelligence officer stated. Arif had reportedly called his father, Ejaz Majeed, and claimed to have fled to Turkey after fighting for IS for a few months. As for the other Kalyan youths, Aman Tandel, Fahad Shaikh and Sahim Tanki sources told that even they are believed to have conveyed to their respective families their "desperation" to be rescued from the violent war being fought by the IS. Their location is said to be somewhere in Iraq.

131 November 25 Pune

Increasing circulation of FICN in Pune is a big cause of worry for citizens as well as Police. Between 2009 and 2013, around 173 cases of FICN circulation have been reported in Pune and Police have arrested 70 suspects. The annual crime report "Crime in Maharashstra-2013" published by the Maharashtra CID stated that Maharashtra state has registered maximum number cases in the country in connection with FICN and also arrested maximum suspects involved in circulating and manufacturing these fake notes. In 2013, the State Police seized FICN of INR 1.55 crore from the different parts of Maharashtra.

132 November 28 Maharashtra

Areef Majeed, the Kalyan youth who joined IS while returning to India was arrested and will be produced in a local court on November 29. "I went to Iraq to serve a larger cause," Aarif Majeed, stated. The National NIA filed a case against Aarif under Section 125 of the IPC (waging war against the state) and certain sections of the UAPA.

133 December 1 Mumbai

Interrogation of Arif Majeed, a youth from Kalyan, who returned to Mumbai after fighting along with the IS militants in Syria and Iraq, has revealed that the Kalyan group recruited by the IS in May 2014 was originally made up of five youth, though one opted out at the last moment. The agencies are now aware of the identity of this fifth man, and will question him to reconstruct events right from indoctrination to their journey to Iraq.

134 December 2 Maharashtra

With a conviction rate of almost 80 per cent in FICN cases, the Maharashtra ATS is one of the leading agencies in the country to have achieved this rate, compared to their counterparts, according to Police sources. "Since 2006, 24 cases of FICN have been registered by the ATS in which trial has completed. We have got convictions in 19 of these 24 cases," said an ATS officer. Sources say in majority of the cases it has come to light that the FICN were smuggled into the city from West Bengal and Jharkhand Districts.

135 December 3 Maharashtra

The Delhi Police that had arrested IM operative Ejaz Shaikh, in the July 13, 2011 (13/7) Mumbai blasts case from Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh this September handed over his custody to Maharashtra ATS. ADGP, ATS, Himanshu Roy said Shaikh, a Pune resident, is the brother-in-law of another IM operative Mohsin Chaudhary. "Shaikh was produced before the MCOCA court, which has granted us his custody for 14 days. We have reasons to believe he was involved in the 13/7 blasts," Roy added.

136 December 5 Panvel

Arif Majeed, the IS militant who returned to India told investigators that he was part of a radicalised group of 40 students at Anjuman Islam's Kalsekar Technical College in Panvel (Maharashtra) and each one of them was referred to as Naqeeb, Urdu for a leader. Arif revealed that all 40 in the group spent a lot of time on the internet, mining information on terrorist groups and Islamic preaching. However, when an opportunity came their way to join the IS, everyone except Arif refused. And eventually Arif left for Iraq with three of his friends from Kalyan. Police is likely to question more students from the College where Arif did his engineering.

137 December 7 Mumbai

IS recruit from Kalyan (Mumbai), Areeb Majeed, arrested after his return, is a trained suicide bomber who made as many as three attempts on SFs at different vital installations in Syria without any success, it has now emerged. The bullet injuries which he has received too were sustained in one of the many battles, including the August offensive on Mosul dam in Iraq, he participated in as an IS man against Iraqi and US forces. According to one of the interrogating officers Majeed fought alongside IS against Kurdish Peshmerga and US forces who eventually took over the dam. "After sustaining bullet injuries, he was given $2,000 by ISIS as reward and medical assistance before he fled to Turkey and decided to come back home," said the officer.

138 December 8 Mumbai

NIA custody of arrested IS 'recruit' Arif Majeed's was extended till December 22. Majeed was sent to the NIA's custody by a special NIA court a day after he was arrested on November 28. A case under sections of Unlawful Assembly Prevention Act (UAPA) and section 125 of IPC which deals with waging war against any Asiatic country which has friendly ties with India, was registered against IS, Majeed and other three other youngsters.

139 December 10 New Delhi

The Supreme Court further stayed the execution of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, lone death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial blasts case, and sought responses from Maharashtra STF and CBI on his plea seeking review of death penalty awarded to him.

140 August 18


A Sessions Court in Mumbai recently rejected bail application of a SIMI member Mohammed Ali Shaikh alias Aziz, arrested for unlawful activities. The accused is also facing trial in the Mumbai serial train blasts case.



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January 13


ATS made the eighth arrest in the six low-intensity blasts at Pune's (Maharashtra) Jungli Maharaj Road on August 1, 2012.

2 January 16

Masjid Bunder, Greater Bombay District

Police arrested Farooq Naiku and Mohammed Talukdar linked with HM from a guest house along with FICN worth INR 27, 200.

3 January 28

Kherwadi, Bandra, Mumbai Suburban District

Police arrested Marikul alias Luttu Hazruddin Shaikh (29) and Mustafa Kismat Shaikh (40) for allegedly possessing FICN worth a face value of INR 300,000.

4 March 21


Supreme Court of India upheld death penalty to March 12, 1993 Mumbai (Maharashtra) blasts case mastermind Yakub Memon. The apex court reduced death sentence of 10 others to life imprisonment.

5 March 26

Thane District

Four persons allegedly involved in printing and circulating FICN, were arrested. FICN worth face value of INR 175,000 were recovered from them.

6 April 3

Mumbai, Maharashtra

A vessel 'MSV Yusufi' coming from Dubai, suspected to be carrying a Thuraya satellite phone, was intercepted 35 nautical miles off the coast and five persons on board were taken into custody.

7 April 15

Pune, Maharashtra

IM operative Mirza Himayat Inayat Baig was convicted by a Sessions Court in for criminal conspiracy, murder and other charges.

8 April 15


ATS said that German Bakery blast was the first act of terror in which the Pakistan-based LeT coordinated with IM.

9 April 15


Maharashtra Government said Pakistan-based terrorists were training women as fidayeen attackers, possibly to strike important cities including Mumbai and Pune.

10 April 18

Pune, Maharashtra

IM operative Mirza Himayat Inayat Baig was awarded death penalty in the German Bakery blast case of February 13, 2010, which killed 17 and wounded 64.

11 April 19

New Delhi

The Union Ministry of Road Transport and Highways wants adequate deployment of CAPFs and close coordination of District and State level officials to take up road works in at least seven Naxal affected Districts in Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Jharkhand.

12 April 30 Pune

ATS filed a chargesheet before the MCOCA Court in Pune blast case of August 1, 2012.

13 May 12 Pune

Firoz alias Hamza Abdul Hameed Sayyed, arrested in August 1, 2012, Pune's Junglee Maharaj (JM) Road blasts case, regularly exchanged e-mails and chatted in code with fugitive IM co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal and Fayyaz Kagzi and hatched a conspiracy, Maharashtra ATS has said in its 3,587-page chargesheet.

14 May 20

Vikhroli creek, Mumbai

A suspicious boat was found."The boat was unclaimed and had no crew members. No smuggled goods or explosives were found on it," said Amitesh Kumar, additional Commissioner of Police, Maharashtra ATS.

15 May 20


Two convicts in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai blasts case, Sharif Dada Parkar and Zaibunissa Kazi surrendered before the special TADA court after it issued a Non-Bailable Warrant (NBW) against them.

16 May 21


India has sought access from the US to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks convict David Coleman Headley and his accomplice Tahawwur Rana.

17 May 22


The NIA filed chargesheet in the September 8, 2006, Malegaon blasts case. Lokesh Sharma was named as an accused, along with three others, Ramchandra Kalsangra, Sandeep Dange and Amit Hakla.

18 May 23


A special TADA court judge rejected two bail pleas by Abu Salem, with the 1993 serial Mumbai blasts and the 1995 Pradeep Jain murder cases. Salem had made separate pleas in both cases.

19 June 6 Mumbai

Mumbai-based Institute of Information Security has opened a cyber security training centre in Chandigarh.

20 June 12 Mumbai

The Delhi Police arrested a bookie, identified as Feroze, who was in direct touch with Dawood Ibrahim.

21 June 12 Maharashtra

Maharashtra has emerged as the centre of cyber crime with maximum number of incidence of registered cases under cyber crimes over the past two years as per the recent report (NCRB 2012).

22 June 14 Mumbai

Mumbai saw a 218 per cent rise in cyber crime cases in 2012, with 33 cases registered under the Information Technology (IT) Act and 72 under the IPC, according to the NCRB.

23 June 20 Bombay

High Court granted bail to alleged hawala operator Kawalnayan Pathreja accused of aiding IM operative Yasin Bhatkal, for the July 13, 2011 (13/7) Mumbai blasts.

24 June 27

Navi Mumbai, Raigad District

The gangster and key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, Abu Salem, was shot at and sustained minor injury inside Taloja jail in the night.

25 July 4

Wanawadi Bazaar / Pune District

Police arrested two fugitives Moin Vajruddin Qureshi and Allauddin Vajruddin Qureshi, wanted since 1999 by several security agencies for alleged involvement in terror-related cases from Wanawadi Bazaar (Pune District).

Non- violent
24 July 15 Maharashtra

Javed Mozawala, a visa agent from Mazgaon (Mumbai District) in Maharashtra who was arrested on December 8, 2010, on charges of spying for Pakistan, was convicted under the Official Secrets Act by a sessions court, and sentenced to seven years' rigorous imprisonment.

Non- violent
25 July 18 Mumbai, Maharashtra

On August 5, 2013, the Bombay high court will start hearing the death confirmation of Mirza Himayat Baig, the lone convict in the German Bakery blast (February 13, 2010) case.

Non- violent
26 August 1

Mumbai, Maharashtra

NIA has given instructions to all police commissionerates across the country to display photos of 12 IM cadres, involved in several blasts in the country, at road junctions and also in all Police Stations in Mumbai city.

27 August 6 Mumbai, Maharashtra

NIA has submitted an affidavit in the Bombay High Court saying it wants the video footage of IM leader Yasin Bhatkal, obtained by the Maharashtra ATS from the CCTV installed in German Bakery, for further investigation into the German Bakery blast case.

28 August 21 Maharashtra

The Maharashtra Police have received a terror alert from central intelligence agencies warning that eight militants are undergoing training in Pakistan-based camps to attack targets in south India.

29 August 24 Mumbai / Maharashtra

ICG has doubled the number of its stations from 20 to 42 as part of strengthening security after the 26/11 (November 26, 2008) Mumbai (Maharashtra) terror attack, a top ICG official said here.

30 August 28 Mini Mata Nagar / Nagpur

A FICN racket was busted as two brothers, identified as Salman Khan Haroon Khan (21) and his brother Farooq Khan (32), were arrested along with FICNs worth INR .185 from Mini Mata Nagar of Nagpur city of Nagpur District.

31 August 29 Malegaon

NIA told a Mumbai court it has found no evidence to link nine persons arrested in September 8, 2006 Malegaon blasts case to the terror attack.

32 September 8 Pune

Two persons, identified as Mizarul Tauhidali Shaikh (28) and Tariq Aziz Shaikh (30), were arrested with FICN with a face value of INR 18,500 from Dehu Phata Chowk of Pune city in Pune District. During questioning, they revealed the identity of more persons who had FICN and gave an address in Bhosari area. Police arrested three persons, identified as Jiyarul Daulat Mandol (19), Hasirul Aalmin Mandol (20) and Bakul Rasool Shaikh (20) and recovered FICN with a face value of INR 123000 from them.

33 September 10 Mumbai (Maharashtra)

IB has warned that terrorists could strike during the Ganpati festival in Mumbai (Maharashtra) to avenge the arrests of IM militants Yasin Bhatkal and LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda.

34 September 20 Mumbai (Maharashtra)

IM operative Afzal Usmani (37), accused of involvement in half a dozen bombings across the country, escaped from the Mumbai sessions court.

35 September 26

Mumbai (Maharashtra)

Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, one of the planters, who was arrested along with IM mastermind Yaseen Bhatkal who was arrested on August 28, 2013, told interrogators that Yaseen and another planter Hassan had placed an explosives-filled pressure cooker under the Dadar foot-overbridge near the flower market on the western side of the railway station in Mumbai (Maharashtra), But this bomb did not go off.

36 September 29

Pune (Maharashtra)

Yasin Bhatkal, during his interrogation said that the bombs used in German bakery blast on February 13, 2013, were assembled in Pune itself and even the timers and bags used for carrying them were procured locally.

37 October 2

Pune (Maharashtra)

Officials of a central agency collected details of the two arrested Rohingya nationals of Myanmar who entered India illegally and managed to get a fake passport and travel to Sharjah from Pune (Maharashtra) on September 21, 2013.

38 October 6


The latest WikiLeaks reports show that America's CIA has been monitoring every terror attack on Mumbai (Maharashtra) from 2004 till 2011, on a daily basis, including prime blasts of 26/11 (November 26, 2008), 13/7 (July 13, 2011) and July 25, 2003 attacks.

39 October 10 Mumbai

IM operative Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, who was arrested on August 28, 2013, has recounted chilling details of the July 13, 2011, blasts, when he and three others bombed Mumbai, killing 26 people.

40 October 27


ADG Prisons, Maharashtra, Meeran Borwankar has written a letter to Maharashtra's Home department requesting that all accused being tried in various terror and underworld-related cases be produced in court through videoconferencing.

41 October 31


India has handed over to five crucial documents to Pakistan; comprising 600 pages of evidence against the seven individuals accused in the November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai (Maharashtra) attacks.

42 November 14 Pune

Police arrested two persons, Bharat Pawar and Shantaram Ubale near K.K. Market in Balajinagar (Pune) along with 45 FICN of INR 1,000 denomination.

43 November 20 Mumbai

Alleged LeT operative Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, wanted to take part in the November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai (Maharashtra) terror attack by landing in the city along with others, according to his confession.

44 November 24 Mumbai

Outgoing Pakistan High Commissioner to India Salman Bashir said that the November 26, 2008, Mumbai terror attacks (also known as 26/11) trial was being speeded up by Pakistan.

45 November 25 Mumbai

United Nations secretary general Ban Ki-moon's spokesman Martin Nesirky said that it is "important" to bring November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai terrorist attacks perpetrators to justice".

46 November 25 Mumbai

Defence Minister A.K. Antony said that Pakistan should give maximum punishment to the perpetrators of November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai terrorist attacks. He stated, "They (Pakistan) should book the culprits and unless they are given maximum punishment, I don't think our nation will be satisfied."

47 November 26 Mumbai

UMHA Sushilkumar Shinde asked Pakistan to act on all the evidence that India had provided on those behind the November 26, 2008, (26/11) Mumbai terror attacks and bring them to justice.

48 December 3 Mumbai

In a bid to prevent a 26/11 like situation in which Mumbai Police were unfamiliar with the layouts of the Taj Mahal, Trident hotels and Nariman House when terrorists struck and then holed up for nearly 48 hours, the City Police are putting the Quick Response Team (QRT) personnel through a training module to acclimatise them with the internals and externals of 152 vital installations.

49 December 4 Mumbai

Referring to the September 11, 2001 (9/11) terror attacks in New York and the November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai (Maharashtra) strike, Shinde said major terrorist attacks typically target large and densely populated urban areas, intentionally trying to inflict maximum damage.

50 December 12 Mumbai

India has sought access to Pakistani LeT operative David Coleman Headley, as it insisted on bringing to justice the perpetrators of the 26/11 Mumbai (Maharashtra) assault.

51 December 13 Mumbai

The sessions court at Mumbai rejected the bail application of alleged LeT operative Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari, alias Abu Jundal, in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case.

52 December 30 Mumbai

Suspected IM agent Dhiraj Sao had a link with D-company of fugitive terrorist Dawood Ibrahim and Mumbai underworld, a probe by the Police has revealed.




  • December 22: Police arrested two persons for allegedly circulating FICN in Nagpur (Nagpur District), Maharashtra and seized counterfeit notes worth INR 15,000 from them.

  • December 20: Four IM militants, already in Delhi Police custody arrested by Maharashtra ATS in connection with Pune serial blasts (August 1, 2012) and remanded in Police custody till January 1.

  • December 19: India is dejected with the US' decision to give immunity to Pakistani spy agency ISI in a civil case by families of the Americans who were killed in the November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai (Maharashtra) terror attacks.

  • December 18: The NIA took Dhan Sing, a key suspect in the Malegaon blast case of September 29, 2008 to Delhi to be produced in Panchkula court in Haryana where the hearings in the case are in progress. He is also a key suspect in the Samjhauta Express blast of February 13, 2007.

  • The government is doing all it can to safeguard India's coasts and prevent another November 26, 2008 (26/11) style attack.

    US Government has informed Federal Court in New York court that Pakistan's ISI and its former Director Generals "enjoy immunity" in the case related to November 26, 2008 (26/11) attack on Mumbai (Maharashtra) and asked Pakistan to dismantle LeT and supports India's efforts to counter terrorist threat.

  • December 17: Union Minister of Home Affairs Sushilkumar Shinde asserted in Parliament that Pakistan had misled India on the arrest of 26/11 (November 26, 2008) attack mastermind and LeT 'chief' and JuD 'founder' Hafiz Saeed, stating that Saeed was never arrested for the 26/11 massacre.

  • The NIA arrested Dhan Singh alias Baba Ram Lakad Das, accused in the Malegaon blast of September 29, 2008, from Kamta village in Satna District of Madhya Pradesh.

  • December 15: The judicial custody of five India IM militants accused in Pune (Maharashtra) blast case of August 1, 2012 and that of Fasih Mehmood was extended by a Delhi court till December 17, 2012.

  • December 12: UMHA, Sushil Kumar Shinde said that Pakistan's action against Hafiz Saeed and other November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai attacks accused and voice samples in the case will be discussed during Malik's visit to India.

  • December 11: The Kurla Police Station in Mumbai (Maharashtra) that is probing a threat letter allegedly sent by IM to a shop owner, Paras Gupta, owner of Deepak Farsan, found the threat letter's origin in Bangalore.

  • December 10: A special MCOCA court rejected the bail application of SIMI cadre, Ehtesham Siddiqui facing trial among others in the July 11, 2006 train bomb blasts in Mumbai (Maharashtra).

  • December 8: The photographs of LeT training camps in Sindh (Pakistan) and motorboats used by the 10 terrorists who attacked Mumbai (Maharashtra) are among evidence presented to an anti-terrorism court conducting the trial of seven Pakistanis charged with involvement in the 26/11 2008 Mumbai terror strikes.

  • November 28: The sentencing of American-born LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley, accused of involvement in November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai (Maharashtra) attacks, has been fixed for January 17, 2013 next year while that of his accomplice Tahawwur Rana has been rescheduled for January 15 from December.

  • November 26: US Under Secretary for Political Affairs, Wendy Sherman said that the US is reviewing India's request for the extradition of November 26, 2008 (26/11), conspirators David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Rana.

  • November 25: Commissioner of Police (Mumbai, Maharashtra) Satyapal Singh said that the Mumbai Police still faces problems with coastal Security.

  • November 22: Mumbai CB has arrested a software engineer, identified as Tajool Kazi, from Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) for his alleged role in BEST bus at Ghatkopar attack (Mumbai, Maharashtra) on December 6, 2002, which killed four people. Kazi is an active cadre of SIMI.

  • November 21: Mohammed Ajmal Amir Kasab, LeT terrorist from 26/11 terror attack, was hanged to death at the Yerawada Prison in Pune (Maharashtra).

  • The President had rejected Kasab's mercy plea on November 5.

    The LeT, accused of masterminding the 26/11 mumbai terror attack, called Muhammad Ajmal Amin Iman alias Kasab a "hero and a source of inspiration" for other fighters.

    The TTP too condemned Kasab's death. The extremist outfits showered praises on the Kasab, elevating him to the rank of a "new icon". To them, Kasab had gone thousands of miles away on a "holy mission".

  • November 15: Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Taklya, an accused in the March 12, 1993 Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial blasts case and a close aide (cashier) of Dawood Ibrahim, told the NIA that the underworld don and his company were behind the operation of smuggling in Pakistan-manufactured FICN worth several millions of INR to India since 2007.

  • November 9: A Special CBI Court, designated NIA Court left Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Taklya known as "cashier" of Dawood Ibrahim and a key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, in the custody of NIA till November 16, for questioning in Kerala's Karippur FICN case of 2008.

  • November 8: LeT operative Syed Zabiuddin Ansari aka Abu Jundal sent money to India from Saudi Arabia at least twice after the Mumbai attack.

  • The Maharashtra ATS filed a supplementary charge sheet against Jundal in the May 9, 2009 Aurangabad (Maharashtra) arms haul case before MCOCA Court.

  • November 6: UMHA Sushil Kumar Shinde showed concern over the efficacy of red corner notices on terrorist vis-à-vis Pakistan providing shelter to the perpetrators of March 12, 1993 Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial bomb blasts and November 26, 2008 (26/11) Mumbai terror attacks, like Dawood Ibrahim and Hafiz Saeed.

  • November 5: Police learnt that "several cadres of LeT and IM are hiding in Mumbai, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. LeT and IM are coordinating with associates of Fayaz Kagzi in Saudi Arabia and Pakistan.

  • November 4: Bablu Khurshid Sheikh, 28, a kingpin of a FICN and a Bengali film actor operating from Malda District in West Bengal, was arrested in Mumbai (Maharashtra).

  • In a list submitted to the UAE, the Government has urged to deport Ubed Kola, an accused in Mumbai's 13/7 triple bomb blast case. Kola is suspected to have played a vital role in transferring hawala money from Dubai to India.

  • November 3: The Maharashtra ATS filed a supplementary charge sheet in the special court against suspected LeT operative Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.

  • October 31: A Delhi trial court sent a suspected IM terrorist, Sayed Firoz alias Hamza, allegedly involved in the, August 1, 2012, Pune serial blasts to 14 days of judicial custody.

  • October 26: Maqbool has revealed that the Pune serial blast carried out by IM is linked to the recent arrest of 16 terrorists in Karnataka who plotted to kill some politicians, Hindu leaders and journalists.

  • Mumbai (Maharashtra) ATS chief Rakesh Maria said that Maqbool has no connection with the (Pune) blasts.

  • October 25: The ATS of Mumbai Police moved a court seeking the custody of four suspected IM terrorists, Asad Khan, Imran Khan, Feroze Hamza and Irfan Mustafa Langda, allegedly involved in the Pune serial blasts of August 1, 2012.

  • October 23: Delhi Police arrested another suspected IM terrorist, identified as Sayed Maqbool alias Zuber, from Hyderabad (Andhra Pradesh) for his alleged involvement in the August 1, 2012 Pune serial blasts. The total number of arrests in the Pune blasts has gone up to five.

  • The Home Ministry rejected 26/11 Mumbai terror attack convict Ajmal Kasab's plea to commute his death sentence to life and sent its recommendation to President Pranab Mukherjee for final disposal.

  • October 21: Jundal revealed how Pakistan's ISI officer Major Sameer Ali had a long conversation with Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, chief operational commander of LeT, a few hours before the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack.

  • October 20: India is unlikely to permit a Pakistani Judicial Commission to visit India again to cross examine the Mumbai terror attack (26/11) witnesses unless NIA team is allowed to go to Pakistan first and determines the necessity of such an exercise.

  • October 19: A youth from Aurangabad District of Maharashtra, who deposed before the Court said that he used to live in Beed District earlier and had seen Baig working with terror suspect Abu Jundal in 2006.

  • According to Special officials from Delhi police, on August 1, 2012 the three IM terrorists travelled by a PMPML bus from Kasarwadi (Maharashtra) to Jangli Maharaj Road (Maharashtra) to orchestrate the serial blasts.

  • October 18: Bilal Shaikh alias Lalbaba, a LeT terrorist who was arrested for hatching a conspiracy to attack the MPA in Nashik, received training in Muzaffarabad District of Azad Jammu and Kashmir, in an advanced combat course.

  • Fayyaz Kagzi, LeT operative, helped Abu Jundal in fleeing the country when he was under the radar of the ATS after the Aurangabad arms haul case of May, 2006.

    IM militants, who executed Pune (Maharashtra) serial blasts of August 1, 2012, used phones and free software to evade security agencies as they communicated with Riyaz Bhatkal, the IM 'chief' of India.

  • October 17: IM terrorist Irfan, allegedly involved in the Pune (Maharashtra) serial blasts (August 1, 2012), had also welcomed Pakistan nationals Shaqir and Ahmed, who had come to India as specialist bomb-makers. They were the same men who had carried out the July 13, 2011, (13/7) serial blasts at Zaveri Bazaar in Mumbai (Maharashtra) under the assumed identities of Waqas and Tabrez.

  • Police have also learnt from the arrested men that several LeT and IM operatives are hiding in Mumbai and other parts of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. LeT and IM are in constant touch with Pakistan and Saudi Arabia-based associates of Fayyaz Kagzi.

    The Police custody of three suspected IM operatives Asad Khan, Imran Khan and Syed Feroze alleged for their alleged involvement in the Pune serial blast has been extended till October 27, 2012.

  • October 16: Special cell of the Delhi Police searched the two-room tenement in Kasarwadi (Pune District) where IM militants stayed before the Pune (Maharashtra) blats of August 1, 2012 and found traces of ammonium nitrate, wires and batteries at the tenement.

  • Revelations made by Abu Jundal disclosed that LeT has permeated Bangladesh administration.

    Jundal has revealed that at least 12 IM and LeT modules have been trained to target major Indian cities.

    According to the supplementary charge sheet filed against Abu Jundal, he imparted training to the gunmen in spreading wrong information about the real purpose of the attack.

    The crime branch filed a 14,676 pages supplementary charge sheet in the 26/11 terror attacks case, in which it named Jundal as the key conspirator.

    The charge sheet includes the names of 1,783 witnesses and 47 others wanted in connection with the attacks.

    The ISI was involved in every stage of the 26/11 attacks, which were planned and launched over a long period. The charge sheet names Pakistan''s FIA and the ISI as facilitators for terror groups such as the LeT.

    Intelligence agencies have established that the bombs used in both Zaveri Bazaar blasts in Mumbai (July 13, 2011) 13/7 and Pune (Maharashtra) serial blasts (August 1, 2012) were made by two Pakistani LeT militants.

    Asad Khan, Imran Khan and Feroz, who were recently arrested by Delhi Police for Pune serial blasts and for plotting a similar attack in the national capital.

    Crime Branch said Pakistan's ISI agent, Sirajuddin Fakir, arrested on October 14, in Gujarat, has turned out to be an ISI 'zonal coordinator'. Police said Fakir has been working to set up a network of spies in western India and has recruited a number of youths in Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat for this.

    Police arrested and seized 482 FICN from his possession in Winowrie area of Pune District (Maharashtra). He revealed he had got FICN through a person called Mehrul who had brought these notes from Bangladesh.

    According to the supplementary charge sheet filed against Abu Jundal, he imparted training to the gunmen in spreading wrong information about the real purpose of the attack.

    Crime Branch said Pakistan's ISI agent, Sirajuddin Fakir, arrested on October 14, in Gujarat, has turned out to be an ISI 'zonal coordinator'. Police said Fakir has been working to set up a network of spies in western India and has recruited a number of youths in Maharashtra, Punjab, Rajasthan and Gujarat for this.

  • October 10: IM terrorist, identified as Langde Irfan, allegedly involved in the Pune (Maharashtra) serial blasts (August 1, 2012) was arrested in Jaipur by the Delhi Police. With this, the total number of arrests in the case has gone up to four.

  • October 14: The Saudi link and the activities on social media are phenomena that have surfaced following the recent arrest of IM terrorists in Delhi linked with Pune (Maharashtra) blast of August 1, 2012.

  • The Special Cell team investigating the August 1, 2012 Pune (Maharashtra) serial blast case claims to have gathered evidence to indicate that the attacks were also meant to avenge the murder of alleged IM militant Qateel Siddique in Yerawada Jail.

    Delhi Police have identified a house where the conspiracy for Pune blast hatched. Sayyed Feroze led a team of the Delhi Police Special Cell to a house which he and five others had rented as a meeting ground a month prior to the bid.

  • October 13: LeT leader Fayyaz Kagzi, said to be the mentor of these three, did not engage Asad, Imran and Sayed but they volunteered to carry out jehad.

  • Aurangabad ATS continued to question people in touch with IM operatives Imran and Asad Khan in Aurangabad and Nanded to gather more information about the duo and their dealings.

  • October 12: Investigators have learned that the three IM terrorists, arrested for the August 1, 2012 Pune (Maharashtra) serial blasts, had conducted a recce at five crowded places in Mumbai on July 24. The targets included Borivli railway station, Juhu beach, Vashi, Bandra and Andheri. They also planned to attack the Maharashtra ATS headquarters at Nagpada.

  • The Mumbai plan was dropped, though, on the instructions of Riyaz Bhatkal from Pakistan.

    Three had met Yusuf Himayat Baig through Kashif Biyabani, brother of Akhef Biyabani who was arrested for the 2006 Aurangabad case.

    The two terrorists in this IM module-Shaqir and Ahmed who are currently absconding-were involved in previous blasts as well.

    According to Police, Raju Bhai, an important link in the Pune blasts case, got the Pul Prahladpur flat in Delhi on rent for the three IM militants using a fake name.

    A team of Pune ATS officers have reached Delhi and are coordinating with the Delhi Police's Special Cell. Karnataka Police officers will reach here on October 13.

  • October 11: Delhi Police busted a gang of IM terrorists- Asad Khan, Imran Khan and Sayed Feroz alias Hamza, all belonging to Maharashtra, which carried out the serial blasts in Pune on August 1, 2012 and had planned to attack Delhi and Bodh Gaya (Bihar) during the coming festival season.

  • The terrorists were carrying 5kg of explosives and 10 detonators as part of the plot to explode at least 10 bombs in Delhi and the pilgrim city of Bodh Gaya.

    One of the arrested persons, Asad, is allegedly linked also to the Aurangabad (Maharashtra) arms haul case in which Jundal is also an accused.

    Delhi Police stumbled upon the IM module by tracing their phone calls and email conversations with their contacts, suspected to be the Bhatkal brothers and Kagzi in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia.

    Aurangabad ATS, led by Navinchandra Reddy searched residence of Asad Khan in Naigaon (Pune District), and seized documents. Asad's younger brother, Hussain Khan, has been picked up for questioning.

    It was through Kagzi that Asad was introduced to Riyaz and Iqbal. He then remained in touch them through email and phone.

    The arrested had made three attempts to plant a bomb on the premises of the Yerawada central jail and a local court in Pune (Maharashtra).

  • October 8: Yasin Bhatkal, 'chief' of IM India operations, planted the bomb at Dadar in the July 13, 2011 (13/7) Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial blasts himself, according to the confessional statement of Nadeem Sheikh, a key accused in the triple blasts.

  • The Maharashtra ATS which is probing the case has also learnt that on July 7, 2011, six persons including Bhatkal, Ahmed, Waqas, Tabrez, Munnabhai and Sheikh had met at Habib building in Byculla to plan the serial blasts.

  • October 6: Police arrested one person, identified as Rayeez, with suspected terror links, from Mumbai (Maharashtra) airport. According to the Police, Rayeez was deported from Saudi Arabia following visa rules violation and Mumbai Police informed Kerala.

  • October 3: Thane Police booked former SIMI militant Saquib Nachan and four others under the MCOCA. Saquib Nachan, is also accused in Mulund bomb blast of 2003, was arrested by police for allegedly firing at an advocate in Bhiwandi on August 3, 2012.

  • October 1: Feroz, an IM terrorist, which carried out the serial blasts in Pune on August 1, 2012 and had planned to attack Delhi and Bodh Gaya (Bihar) during the coming festival season, was arrested by Delhi Police from Nizamuddin railway station in Delhi.

  • September 27: The Vishnunagar Police of Thane District recently arrested three persons in a FICN racket and seized INR 1,000.

  • September 26: Asad and Imran, IM terrorists, which carried out the serial blasts in Pune on August 1, 2012 and had planned to attack Delhi and Bodh Gaya (Bihar) during the coming festival season, were arrested by Delhi Police from their Pul Prahladpur, New Delhi accommodation.

  • September 24: The Mumbai (Maharashtra) High Court, granted bail on INR 50,000 to Mohammad Atik Iqbal, an alleged IM operative.

  • September 16: ATS investigating the August 1, 2012 Pune serial blasts have detained a jeweler for processing INR 2.2 million hawala transaction from Dubai and delivering it to two persons, suspected to be part of the sleeper cells of IM.

    A garment trader, identified as Arvind kumar Jain, was arrested in Mumbai in an eight year old case of FICN, booked by the Thane crime branch.

    Abu Jundal told interrogators that he was assisting the LeT in maintaining their website for six to seven months prior to the 26/11 strike.

  • September 15: It was reported that IM perpetrators were paid INR 1 million, sent throughhawala from UAE, for 13/7, Mumbai serial blasts.

  • September 14: India may not allow Pakistani judicial commission to visit Mumbai for cross-examining witnesses of 26/11 case until Pakistan gives it an assurance over the status of the bilateral agreement.

  • September 11: Referring to 40 "missing" youth of Maharashtra, who might have gone underground after joining IM, the central agencies asked top Policemen to look for their whereabouts.

    A local court remanded Abu Jundal to the custody of the ATS till September 24 for his alleged role in the conspiracy to attack the Nashik Police Academy here in 2010.

    Abu Jundal also told interrogators that he had sent INR 50,000 to help an accused (of Aurangabad arms haul case of 2006,) in India but the person who was to deliver the money cheated him and never handed over the money to the accused's family.

  • September 7: IB has informed the Maharashtra government's Home Department that Dawood Ibrahim's gang played a vital role in the violence at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on August 11, 2012.

  • September 5: Mumbai Police arrested Mohammad Farhan Mohammad Farid Shaikh, from Shivaji Nagar area of Govandi in Mumbai in connection with the August 11, 2012, Azad Maidan riots case.

    A local court discharged two persons arrested by the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police in the Azad Maidan riots case, after the court was told that there was no evidence against them.

  • September 4: The UMHA is concerned about the steady rise in terrorist activists in the Marathwada region of Maharashtra particularly Aurangabad, Jalna, Parbhani, Beed and Nanded Districts.

  • September 3: Maharashtra Police's ATS told the special MCOCA court that they have identified three more suspects in the 8 May, 2006 Aurangabad (Maharashtra) arms haul case.

    The court also remanded Abu Jundal to ATS custody till September 10.

  • August 31: The Aurangabad ATS on arrested four men in Nanded city, who were allegedly in contact with the 11 men arrested in Karnataka on August 29 for planning terror attacks.

  • August 30: Mumbai Police arrested another desecrator of Amar Jawan memorial at the Azad Maidan in Mumbai (Maharashtra) during the August 11, 2012, violence. The total number of arrests made in the riot incidents to 58.

  • August 29: Supreme Court upheld the death sentence for lone arrested 26/11 Mumbai attacks accused Pakistani national Ajmal Kasab. The top court rejected a plea by Kasab to commute the death sentence handed to him by the Bombay High Court.

    The Supreme Court reserved its verdict on the appeals of 99 persons, including actor Sanjay Dutt, who were convicted and sentenced for the 12 March 1993 Mumbai (Maharashtra) serial bomb blasts.

  • August 28: The trial court that sentenced the 26/11 Mumbai attacks accused Pakistani national Ajmal Kasab to death has permitted Mumbai Police to collect original recordings of intercepts made by intelligence agencies during the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

  • August 26: Mumbai is India's capital for FICNs. Delhi comes a close second in the number of FICNs seized, but ranks number one when one puts a value to those notes. Maharashtra and Delhi have contributed to 30 per cent of all counterfeit bills detected in circulation.

  • August 24-25: The Pune (Maharashtra) Police Crime Branch have arrested three persons and seized 12 FICNs notes of INR 1,000 denomination from Pune, Maharashtra.

  • August 24: A special MCOCA court sent arrested Zabiuddin Ansari alias 26/11 Mumbai attack handler Abu Jundal in Police custody till September 3, 2012, in the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.

    A classified government report on the recent incident of what has been described as the worst cyber attack on the country has said that it should not be treated as an 'isolated incident' as this exercise was not merely aimed at spreading communal hatred, but also to test the effectiveness of network of 'modules and sleeper cells' of subversive outfits in states like Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Kerala.

  • August 23-24: 19 people were arrested from various parts of Mumbai city.

    The NIA detained four people in Beed District in connection with an FIR lodged against Abu Jundal. No formal arrest has been made.

  • August 23: Five suspects have been arrested in Mumbai in connection with the August 11 Azad Maidan violence, taking the total number of arrests in the case so far to 48.

  • August 22: Police said that one of the morphed video clips used to instigate a section of the crowd before the August 11 riots at Azad Maiden, Mumbai is a six-year-old footage that IM members have been showing to lure youths into joining the terror outfit.

    The Mumbai Crime Branch has arrested 19 more youths in the Azad Maidan violence case on August 11, taking the total number to 43.

    In its recently submitted inquiry report, the Maharashtra CID said that the murder of suspected IM militant Qateel Mohammed Siddiqui inside Pune’s Yerwada Central Jail on June 8, 2012 was planned.

    A team of NIA officials along with ATS personnel raided a few residences in Beed and detained four persons. The agency has recovered several documents, including passports, bio-datas of several people and photographs.

  • August 21: The Government has officially called the August 1 Pune (Maharashtra) serial blasts a terror act.

  • August 20: Mohammed Sajjid, founding member of banned IM is a key suspect in the August 1 Pune serial bomb blast. The emergence of the role of Sajjid came as a surprise for security agencies as the information they last had about him was that he was in Pakistan.

    The cyber crime cell of the Pune (Maharashtra) Police arrested four men for allegedly circulating provocative SMSs in the city regarding the violence in Burma that led to attacks on students from the northeast in the city last week.

  • August 19: Army warns of potential recruitment of jihadis in India as they got information about LeT and its political front JuD holding a meeting in Karachi (Pakistan) on July 2 on the attack on Rohingiya Muslims in Myanmar.  According to Army Source, the Kokrajhar riots on July 21 gave the fundamentalists an opportunity for creating confusion and to recruit potential jihadis in India by clubbing the two issues in distant places like Mumbai (Maharashtra).

  • August 17: Special MCOCA court framed charges against 21 persons in the 2006 Aurangabad (Maharashtra) arms haul case. The court rejected the prosecution's plea to defer framing of charges till the Maharashtra ATS filed a charge sheet against 26/11 Mumbai attack handler Abu Jundal alias Zabiuddin Ansari.

    Bombay HC cancelled bail that had been granted to March 13, 2003 Mumbai (Maharashtra) triple blasts accused Dr Wahid Abdul Shaikh.

  • August 16: Initial investigation shows role of SIMI in the violence at Azad Maidan in Mumbai on August 11, 2012 Security agencies have pinpointed SIMI operative Saquib Nachan to be the mastermind of the attack.

    CCCI probe into the SMSs and the uploaded morphed pictures circulated among the minority community which led to provocation at Azad Maidan Mumbai on August 11 has so far not found any IP to suggest that it had originated from Pakistan.

    IB is investigating the matter of two unknown Para gliders, who were detected circling over Pune (Maharashtra) in June after it was informed by the IAF.

  • August 14: The Nagpur Court sentenced two persons to 10 year jail and fine of INR 10,000 in FICN case. The court convicted Mohammed Farukh and Farida Begum, residents of West Bengal, under section 489(B) and 489(C) read with section 34 of IPC.

    The special MCOCA court remanded 26/11 Mumbai attack handler Abu Jundal alias Zabiuddin Ansari in Maharashtra ATS custody till August 24 in connection with the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.

    The Maharashtra ATS filed a supplementary charge sheet against Mohammed Qafeel Ansari arrested in connection with the triple bomb blast case that shook the city on July 13, 2011 killing 27 people.

  • August 13: Maharashtra ATS to question Abu Jundal in connection with the 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.

    Fearing protests from locals due to Ramzan fast and Id celebrations, the NIA, has postponed raids in Aurangabad and Mumbai.

    The superintendent of Byculla jail, Mumbai moved an application before the chief metropolitan magistrate's court seeking that 26/11 Mumbai attack handler Abu Jundal be shifted to another facility for security reasons.

  • August 12: Abu Jundal made a confessional statement before a Mumbai magistrate giving a deep insight into Pakistan-based LeT terror group's role in the 26/11 attacks.

    Abu Jundal confession to the court has revealed the role of LeT founder Hafiz Mohammad Saeed in 26/11 attacks. Jundal also confessed about his meeting with LeT 'operational commander' Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

    IM militant Mujib Shaikh told the Ahmadabad Crime Branch officials that Abus Subhan alias Tauqeer could be behind the August 1 Pune (Maharashtra) serial blasts and is now heading the IM.

  • August 10: Abu Jundal told Mumbai Police that LeT is planning to carry out aerial attacks on Indian cities and has trained 150 paragliders for this. He also said that he got to know of the leT’s plans when he visited what he calls the "Jumbo Jet Room" in Karachi in 2010.

    Abu Jundal, who was in the custody of the Crime Branch of Mumbai Police, was sent to Arthur Road jail in central Mumbai to ensure that he is not influenced by anyone.

  • August 9: Pune Police Commissioner Gulabrao Pol said that the CCTV footage collected from the shops operating on Jangli Maharaj Road, Pune has so far not helped the Police in getting leads in the August 1 serial bomb blast investigations.

    Ajmal Amir Kasab identified Abu Jundal as one of the key conspirators of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks. They were questioned together inside Kasab's high-security prison by the Police at the Arthur Road Jail in Mumbai.

    Abu Jundal has shown his willingness to confess his role in 26/11 Mumbai attacks before the magistrate court under section 164 of the Criminal Procedure Code. He is also willing to confess his involvement with the LeT network.

  • August 8: The forensic experts’ report on August 1 Pune bomb blast reveals the use of a cohesive mixture of ammonium nitrate and furnace oil as well as use of several.

    Abu Jundal told the Maharashtra ATS that two senior ISI officers - Colonel Mohammad and lieutenant Colonel Asad- are exclusively in charge of the Indian operatives of the LeT

    Abu Jundal told to Mumbai Police’s crime branch that he was not the first choice to help coordinate the attacks. LeT operative Zulfikar Fayyaz Kagzi was the first choice.

    Mumbai Crime Branch officials arrested a man from Beed for his alleged role in August 1 Pune bomb blast. The man is alleged ally of LeT operative 26/11 Mumbai terror attack handler Abu Jundal.

    Pakistan Judicial commission wants to visit India again for cross examination of witnesses of 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks case, for gathering evidence against seven accused.

  • August 7: Abu Jundal has told the investigator that 26/11 Mumbai terror attack was allegedly a part of LeT plan to adopt a ‘more aggressive’ anti-India approach. He told 26/11 was planned in January 2008 during a meeting of all top LeT ‘commanders’ in Muridke in Pakistan.

    Maharashtra ATS claimed to find some clue in the August 1 Pune blast case with CCTV footage showing two persons on a motorcycle moving suspiciously in the area around the time of the explosions.

  • August 6: The Mumbai Crime Branch has sought Maharashtra Home Department permission for custodial interrogation of lone arrested 26/11 terrorist Ajmal Kasab, LeT along with 26/11 Mumbai attack handler Abu Jundal. The Police said that there were contradictions in the versions of the confession made by them.

    Investigators have taken into their custody the shop owner who sold the third bicycle used to place one of the six bombs in Pune on August 1.

  • August 5: The intensity of the four explosions on Jungli Maharaj Road, Pune on August 1 would have been higher had all the charges gone off, and if the ammonium nitrate used was not outdated or if RDX had been used, said officials

    Abu Jundal claimed that he used the username “Singhisking” among others on Facebook to befriend people.

  • August 4: Investigators based on a host of factors and indications are convinced that the low-intensity serial blasts in Pune on August 1 were executed by the IM.

    Abu Jundal told the Police that the Pune German Bakery blast conspiracy was planned in 2008 but it could not be executed as the LeT bosses wanted a Mumbai operation first.

    Abu Jundal told the crime branch of Mumbai Police that the brothers Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal are hiding in Pakistan.

    Abu Jundal named Indian operatives of LeT who have been in Pakistan for long. The four are — Abu Sherjil and Abu Jarar from Beed, Abu Musab from Jammu and Abu Jaid alias Lal Baba.

  • August 3: Maharashtra Police officials said that they prepared sketches of two persons who may have planted explosives in Pune on August 1, 2012

    ATS officers from Karnataka and Gujarat reached Pune to probe link of August 1, blast to their states in any manner.

    The investigating agencies suspect that a new terror module engineered August 1 blasts in Pune.

    Abu Jundal said to Crime Branch of the Police that the arrest of 10 LeT members by Pakistan's FIA immediately after 26/11 was eyewash, after intense international pressure, particularly American.

    The court of additional sessions judge N P Dhote deferred the hearing in the February 13, 2010, German bakery bomb blast case that killed 17 people and injured 64 till August 24, 2012.

  • August 2: NIA members said that entire operation of August 1 Pune (Maharashtra) serial blasts looks as though it had been planned locally.

    Home Minister R R Patil said that Pune police had received a letter warning revenge over the death of alleged IM operative Qateel Ahmad Siddiqui in Yerawada jail.

    Top police officers in Pune refuted reports of having received a specific report from the SID or letters warning them about the bomb blasts on the busy Jangli Maharaj road a day earlier.

    An unnamed official said that a design flaw in the August 1 Pune serial bombs caused them to explode partially and prevented the shrapnel from spreading.

    Investigation in the serial low-intensity blasts in the city has hit a hurdle as some CCTV cameras at the explosion sites have been found to be non-functional.

  • August 1: Four low-intensity blasts between 7.37 and 8.15 pm rocked the busy Junglee Maharaj Road in Pune injuring one person. Two other bombs were defused by the ATS.  All explosives were kept in cake boxes and placed within a kilometer range.

    26/11 Mumbai attack handler Abu Jundal’s internet protocol IP addresses will be accessed by the Police officials to ascertain the fact that he communicated with his fellow terrorists through email when he was on the run and was in Bangladesh, Pakistan and Saudi Arabia. 

    Abu Jundal revealed that one of the key participants in the preparation of the 26/11 terror strike, another top LeT commander, Abu al Kafa, had apprised Headley of the five targets in Mumbai.

  • July 27: Jundal's first meeting with an LeT operative, whose name was not disclosed, happened in Tawa hotel in Aurangabad (Maharashtra) in 2005, after which, he participated in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.

  • Five persons were arrested along with FICN of INR 188, 000 from a lodge in Amravati District of Maharastra.

  • July 26: Investigators claim Abu Jundal has revealed names of a few persons from his hometown (Beed in Maharashtra) who he was in touch with when he stayed in Pakistan from 2006 to 2012.

  • The Mumbai crime branch is also questioning Jundal to find out who is the other Indian citizen who knew about the 26/11 terror attack on Mumbai. LeT operative David Coleman Headley had told his interrogators about this person from Maharashtra.

  • July 23: Two persons were arrested and FICN worth over INR 5, 00,000 in Maharashtra.

  • Jundal claimed that LeT wanted to carry out a major suicide attack on the Nasik Police academy. The LeT had set up its modules in Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and south India.

  • July 22: Further, the interrogation of Abu Jundal, by the Delhi Police's special cell and central agencies has shown that the 26/11 suspects operated out of several countries- Pakistan, the US, Italy, Spain and Thailand, France and Sri Lanka.

  • July 21: Mumbai Police arrested Abu Jundal, and produced him before the chief metropolitan magistrate's court in south Mumbai, which remanded him in Police custody till July 31, 2012.

  • July 14: Police arrested two persons, identified as Mohammad Malik (23) and his brother Khalil (20), who were circulating FICNs in Gol Bazar (market) area of Chandrapur District (Maharashtra).

  • Three persons were arrested for allegedly trying to print FICN at Rajwada Road in Aheri of Gadchiroli District.

  • July 13: A year after the 13/7 blasts, the probe led by Maharashtra's ATS has gone transnational as the key wanted accused are believed to be operating from Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Nepal and Pakistan.

  • July 9: FICNs are flooding the Pune (Maharashtra) market in a big way, leading to concern. As a result, banks are worst affected by FICN circulation.

  • The Maharashtra Government told the State Assembly, that several places of religious importance in the state are on the terror hit-list.

  • July 3: Two persons, identified as Damu Mahadu Kadale and Khandu Pite were arrested and FICNs with the face value of INR 1.82 lakh recovered from their possession at Peint near Hutatma Smarak in Nashik, Maharashtra.

  • June 13: India has asked the US to provide statements of 13 people associated with LeT terrorist David Coleman Headley and his accomplice in 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case Tahawwur Hussain Rana as they could be potential witnesses, during the Indo-US strategic dialogue. The US in return told India that they would consider New Delhi's request but conveyed that one or two people are currently based in Canada.

  • June 16: The trial of seven Pakistani suspects, including LeT commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, charged with involvement in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks was adjourned for a second consecutive week as no judge has been appointed to hear the case.

  • June 15: Investigations into the 13/7 Mumbai triple blasts revealed that one of the wanted accused and IM operative Muzaffar Kola, had been using two SIM cards which were obtained under fake identity.

  • The officers of the Maharashtra ATS interrogating IM operative Mohammed Kafeel Ahmed, in connection with 13/7 triple blasts in the city, have said that he is the key conduit in what is believed to be a well-spread out hawala network that channels underworld money to the terror group.

  • June 13: India has requested the US to provide it access to the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks accused and LeT operatives David Coleman Headley and Tahawwur Hussain Rana.

  • June 11: MCOCA court postponed the recording of the statements of the accused in the July 11, 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts after the defence moved an application seeking to record the testimonies of two witnesses.

  • Maharashtra ATS probing the case had arrested 13 accused claiming they were members of the banned organisation SIMI and LeT.

  • June 10: Jury of Chicago Court, acquitted Rana on June 10, 2011 of involvement in the 26/11 attack, it found him guilty of helping LeT for an aborted plot to bomb a Danish newspaper for publishing cartoons of Prophet Muhammad in 2005. Rana's trial featured testimony from the government's star witness, his friend, David Coleman Headley, who has confessed to his role in the Mumbai attack and the Denmark plot.

  • June 6: The Maharashtra ATS claimed that it was aware of the whereabouts of a July 13, 2011 (13/7) accused, Muzaffar Kola, listed as wanted in the case charge sheet. He has not been arrested so far owing to his medical condition. Muzzafar Kola, owner of the Dubai based company Muzzafar Kola Enterprises, was in Bhatkal, Maharashtra, even as the ATS charge sheet listed him as a wanted accused.

  • June 5: The ATS chargesheet in the 13/7 case also mentions that the DNA of a woman was found in Byculla's Habib Mansion, the building where the suspected bombers stayed.

  • The CRS said ISI is also regularly linked to anti-India terrorist groups, including the LeT, responsible for the 26/11 attack on Mumbai.

  • June 4: The Maharashtra ATS has claimed that the funds received by IM operative Yasin Bhatkal from Dubai through the hawala channel were used to send recruits to Pakistan to receive terror training. Investigations revealed that suspected Pakistani bomber Waqqas (Wakas Shaikh) had helped his co-accused steal two Activa scooters from Grant Road and V P Road areas a day before the explosions.

  • May 28: Terror suspects and IM operatives Naquee Ahmed and Nadeem Shaikh were arrested for stealing two motorcycles from VP Road and Dongri areas of Mumbai days before the 13/7 bomb blasts.

  • A magisterial court in Pune (Maharashtra), granted permission to the state ATS to conduct an identification parade of IM operative Qateel Siddiqui (27) of Bihar. Siddiqui has been accused for attempting to plant a bomb near the Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati temple in Pune on February 13, 2010.

    Mohammed Kafeel Ansari, suspected to be the close associate of elusive IM 'chief' Yasin Bhatkal and also the accused in 13/7 serial blasts case, was remanded in Maharashtra ATS custody till June 8 by a Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai.

    Judicial magistrate first class A.G. Santani, granted permission to Maharashtra ATS to conceal names of witnesses in the case in which IM operative Qateel Siddiqui (27) of Bihar was arrested for allegedly making a bid to plant a bomb near the Shrimant Dagdusheth Halwai Ganapati temple in Pune on February 13, 2010.

    Among the 641 witnesses listed by the ATS in the July 13, 2011 (13/7) triple blasts case chargesheet, at least eight men who were working in the Sakhli Street Byculla workshop of accused Naquee Ahmed's brother Rafi Ahmed at that time claim to have spotted the two accused, Naquee and Nadeem Akhtar, meet and interact with one Imran and two others in February 2011. The Police believe that Imran is an alias used by the main conspirator of the blasts, IM leader, Yasin Bhatkal.

    Another witness included in the chargesheet is a key maker who allegedly made duplicate keys for two bikes. The ATS has said that of the four bikes stolen by Naquee and Nadeem, two were used to plant bombs at Opera House and Zaveri Bazaar. The police have recovered the duplicate keys. In his statement, the key maker said that two young men came to his shop in the first week of July 2011 and one of them asked him to make duplicate keys on urgent basis for a Honda Activa and a Unicorn Motorbike.

  • May 27: The link between underworld and IM has surfaced with Maharashtra ATS naming Dubai-based Muzaffar Kola, an associate of jailed 1993 serial blasts accused Mustaffa Dossa, as a wanted accused in 13/7 blasts case.

  • ATS sources said, "Kola has been associated with Dossa and his absconding brother Mohammed Dossa. On Kola's instructions, hawala [illegal money transfer] operator Kanwar Pathrija (arrested in the 13/7 blasts case) allegedly handed over Rs. ten lakh [INR 1 million] to one Shivanand, who later turned out to be Yasin Bhatkal". "With this link, we now cannot rule out underworld help in this terror attack," the source added.

  • May 25: The chargesheet filed by the ATS before a special Maharashtra Control of Organized Crime Act Court on May 25, states that the serial bombings that hit Mumbai (Maharashtra) on July 13, 2012 (13/7) were planned and coordinated by IM leaders from Pakistan.

  • The nearly 4,800-pages-long document names at least 10 accused and says that the objectives behind the bombings at Opera House, Zaveri Bazar and Dadar were to "create instability in the state" and to "weaken the country's economy".

    The chargesheet says that "the entire criminal conspiracy was hatched by Riyaz Bhatkal and Yasin Bhatkal of IM. The banned terrorist group, it adds, was created by Pakistani spy agency ISI "to spread terror in this country". Riyaz and his brother Iqbal Bhatkal "operate from Pakistan with the help of their associates based in India by imparting instructions to them" via electronic means through Yasin. Riyaz and Yasin are two of the wanted accused named in the chargesheet. Among the remaining wanted accused are two suspected Pakistani nationals identified as Waqqas Ibrahim Shaikh and Danish alias Tabrez, Shaikh Mohammadd Tahsin Akhtar, currently believed to be on the run in Andhra Pradesh; and an Indian-born hawala (illegal money transfer) operator based in Dubai named Muzzafar Kola.

    Apart from the above mentioned named, the 10 names in the chargesheet also include Naquee Ahmed, Nadeem Shaikh, Kanwar Pathrija and Haroon Naik who are facing trial under the stringent MCOCA, the IPC and other laws.

  • May 16: Police are likely to issue red-corner notices against the two Pakistani suspected bombers, Waqqas and Tabrez, in the July 13, 2011, bombings in Mumbai.

  • Mumbai Police have stated that the sanctions imposed by the US on "drug traffickers" Tiger Memon and Chhota Shakeel, both close aides of terrorist Dawood Ibrahim, have come too late.

  • May 14: UMHA has confirmed that Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Gujarat are on the terror radar of Pakistan-based groups.

  • May 13: Investigations into the arrest of Pune time-bomb planter, IM operative, Qateel Siddqiui, revealed that he had shared a cab with three other persons while travelling to Mumbai from Pune with the bomb.

  • May 11: Maharashtra ATS has claimed that alleged IM operative Mohammed Qateel Mohammed Jafar Siddiqui has confessed that he conducted a recce of the Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple in Pune and showed the places he visited, and the spot where he unsuccessfully tried to place a bomb.

  • May 9: Talking about several terror alerts, related to Mumbai, raised by the Central Intelligence Agencies periodically, an unnamed Policeman said they are non-actionable.

  • Maharashtra ATS officers found out that Yasin Bhatkal, who heads IM, invested INR 1.4 million in the under-construction Poonam Paradise in Nalla Sopara (east) of Thane District in Maharashtra in 2010.

  • May 8: Central Intelligence agencies have warned the Mumbai Police that five suspected LeT militants have sneaked into the city and are plotting to attack several vital installations, including petroleum establishments, possibly through the sea route.

  • May 3: A Pune court granted eight days' Police custody to IM militant Mohammad Quateel alias Mohammad Jafir Siddiqui.

  • UMHA has asked the Maharashtra Police to hold joint training sessions for personnel on how to investigate terror attacks.

    Interrogation of the arrested 13/7 bomb blasts suspects has revealed that the two Pakistanis militants who are involved in the attacks along with IM militant, Yasin Bhatkal, had been using stolen cellphones to mislead the Police.

  • May 2: The Maharashtra ATS has found traces of RDX along with other explosives in a flat in Habib building at Byculla in Mumbai, where IM militants suspected to have been involved in the July 13, 2011 Mumbai blasts (also known as 13/7) stayed.

  • Commenting on the issue of delay in implementing the death sentence of 26/11 Mumbai (Maharashtra) attacks convict Ajmal Kasab, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram, said in Parliament that Kasab needs a fair trial.

  • May 1: Delhi court gave the ATS of Pune (Maharashtra) the custody remand of IM militant Mohammad Qateel Siddiqui (27) to interrogate him for his alleged role in the German Bakery bomb blast (February 13, 2010) in Pune.

  • April 30: A Saudi national, identified as Bandar Mohammed Ureb (32), captain of a merchant vessel, was arrested for possessing FICNs with the face value of INR 45,000 in Mumbai (Maharashtra).

  • April 25: Airport customs officials of Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport in Mumbai (Maharashtra) arrested a naval captain of Saudi Arabia, identified as Mohammed Bandar (31) for smuggling in FICNs with a face value of INR 45,000.

  • Officials said Bandar had obtained it from an authorized money dealer in Saudi Arabia. He was caught when he tried to pass off it as genuine at a pre-paid taxi counter. The incident has brought to focus the issue of granting bail to those arrested under the Customs Act and Central Excise Act.

    The Rajya Sabha, has been informed in a written reply by Minister of State for Home, Jitendra Singh that 458 lives were lost in terror attacks in Mumbai (Maharashtra) since 2000.

  • April 23: Two persons, identified as Jitendra Gupta and Imesh Yadav were arrested by the Mumbai Crime Branch with FICN amounting to INR 4.854 million from Siddharth Nagar transit camp area in Goregaon (West) in Mumbai. The duo was planning to set up a full-fledged fake currency printing factory in Mumbai. The Police recovered fake notes of INR 100, INR 500 and INR 1,000 denominations, a high-quality printer, sparkle pens and bundles of blank papers from their hideout.

  • According to sources, the two used to act as carriers and had visited several countries, including Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, China and Korea. Yadav has good command over Thai and Korean languages.

    A Police officer said that in Uttar Pradesh, the two were successful in circulating FICN, but the demand of notes was very less. "They had come to Mumbai only a fortnight ago to study the market and were planning to set up a fake note printing unit. Notes printed by them were almost like genuine ones, and to make it more genuine they would smartly use sparkles on the security thread of the notes," said the officer.

  • April 20: India requested the US to extradite Tahawwur Rana and grant it access for a second time to Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley, both of them jailed in America on terror charges.

  • April 18: The investigation into the 13/7 Mumbai triple blast case revealed that the two Pakistani bombers staying in Byculla's Habib Apartments used as many as 18 SIM cards and six handsets.

  • April 13: A special MCOCA court granted permission to the NIA to question the four accused, arrested for their alleged role in the Mumbai blasts of July 13, 2011, in connection with the blast outside Delhi High Court in September, 2011.

  • April 9: Nadeem Sheikh, one of the accused in the 13/7 Mumbai serial blasts made an application before the MCOCA court, seeking a retraction of his confession.

  • April 2: Pune Police has served notices on cadres of the SIMI in Maharashtra, following a notification issued by the UAPA at New Delhi declaring SIMI as an unlawful association.

  • March 30: Maharashtra Home Minister R. R. Patil told the State Assembly that terrorists had conducted a trial run at the Shrimant Dagadusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple in Pune three days prior to the German Bakery blast (February 13, 2010).

  • March 29: Maharashtra ATS has identified the man who planted the explosive at Dadar (Mumbai) on July 13, 2011, which killed one person and injured 10. The suspect is on the run in south India, sources said.

  • March 27: Maharashtra ATS arrested two suspected SIMI cadres from Chikhli area of Buldhana District. The ATS team arrested Akil Ahmad Mohm Yusuf Khilji and Mohd Zafar Hussain, both residents of Khandwa, MP.

  • The terror module was attempting to set up bases in Aurangabad, Jalna and Buldhana Districts of Maharashtra and recruit people in the State. They were also planning to assassinate some prominent Hindu leaders in Maharashtra.

    The arrest of 2008 Ahmadabad serial blasts accused Mohammad Abrar Babu Khan by ATS on March 26 is being viewed as a significant development by Central intelligence agencies with officials claiming that the dreaded terrorist was controlling the entire network of IM and banned SIMI in western and central India.

  • March 26: A suspected SIMI cadre was killed while two of his accomplices - one of whom is said to be involved in the July 26, 2008, serial blasts in Ahmadabad - were arrested after a gun battle with the ATS in Aurangabad, Maharashtra. The slain suspect has been identified as Khalil Akhil Khilji while those arrested are Abrar Babukhan alias Munna and Mohammad Shaker Hussain.

  • March 25: Dawood Ibrahim (1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused) has at least 20 fake passports, 8 of which were issued in Mumbai, Chhota Rajan has 8, and Chhota Shakeel 6 and the simplicity with which fake passports can be acquired is a major reason for gangsters' ability to slink across borders and elude the Police.

  • March 24: A fresh twist appeared in the September 8, 2006 Malegaon blast investigations as the NIA, begins to suspect that Hindu fundamentalists might have used Muslim hands to execute the blast.

  • March 23: Maharashtra ATS claimed to have information on two persons suspected to have played a role in the triple blasts in Mumbai on July 13 last year. The two suspects were identified around the second week of March.

  • March 22: Maharashtra ATS told the court that one of the four arrested - Nadeem Shaikh - for 13/7 blasts had confessed and that his statement has been recorded before a magistrate. The four arrested - Naquee Ahmed, Nadeem Shaikh, Kanwar Pathrija and Haroon Naik - were produced before the Mazgaon metropolitan court and sent to judicial custody till April 4.

  • March 19: Portuguese Constitution Court has stayed a judicial order cancelling extradition of gangster and key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, Abu Salem to India, the Union Government informed the Supreme Court in Delhi.

  • March 9: Two militants of IM, Haroon Naik and hawala operator Kanwar Nain Wazeer Chand Patrija who were behind bars for Opera House (Mumbai) blast (13/7) case were remanded in ATS custody by a local court in connection with the Dadar explosion that took place on the same day.

  • March 2: Mazgaon Court in Mumbai extended the Police custody of Haroon Naik and Kanwal Nain Patrija, alleged operatives of IM, arrested for their role in the 13/7 bomb blasts, till 9th March.

  • February 27: NIA formally arrested Lokesh Sharma, already in judicial custody in connection with the Samjhauta train bombing case, for his alleged role in the 2008 Malegaon blast. Sharma was produced before the special MCOCA court in Mumbai where he was remanded to NIA custody till March 9.

  • February 24: Maharashtra ATS, which is probing the July 13 Mumbai triple blasts case obtained the custody of Haroon Naik and Kanwar Pathrija till March 2 in connection with the blast at Zaveri Bazaar.

  • February 17: A Pakistani judicial commission will visit India on March 12 as part of the probe into the 2008 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks.

  • February 16: A diary, which sailed with Ajmal Kasab and nine other terrorists from Karachi (Pakistan) and provided them with crucial sea-coordinates to reach Mumbai on November 26, 2008 along with locations to attack, landed on the table of two Supreme Court judges who will take the final call on award of death sentence of Kasab.

  • February 10: Eight years after two blasts at the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar in Mumbai killed 52 people; the Bombay High Court upheld the death sentence awarded to the three accused LeT militants.

  • February 7: ATS has found out that Haroon Naik, arrested on February 1 for 13/7 Mumbai blasts, had met LeT operations chief Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi and was present at an "inspirational" lecture by slain al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan just a month before the 9/11 attack.

  • February 1: Haroon Rashid Naik (33), a Mumbra (a Mumbai suburb) resident, was arrested by the ATS in the 13/7 triple blasts case. He is the fourth man to be arrested in the case for facilitating the hawala racket from where Mumbai blasts were funded.

  • January 31: Maharashtra ATS and Delhi Police's Special Cell have arrested a Delhi-based hawala operator, Kanwar Nain Pathrija, in Delhi for arranging funds for the 13/7 Mumbai blasts.

  • January 26: prior to executing the 13/7 blasts in Mumbai, IM operatives Yasin Bhatkal and Riyaz Bhatkal bargained extensively on the amount to be spent to execute the terror attack. Though Yasin demanded INR 1.7 million to bomb three places in Mumbai, he was paid only INR 1.2 million by IM leaders, investigations have revealed.

  • Maharashtra ATS revealed that the hawala money to fund the attacks was routed through UAE.

  • January 25: The Maharashtra ATS made its ninth arrest in a fraudulent SIM card case.

  • January 24: Maharashtra ATS chief Rakesh Maria said that the IM first recruited youths from Cheetah Camp in Trombay (Maharashtra), then Kondwa in Pune (Maharashtra), then Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh and now Darbhanga in Bihar.

  • The investigations into the bogus SIM cards racket led the Police to the accused in the July 13, 2011 Mumbai triple blast case (also known as 13/7).

    The ATS recovered 400 documents provided by Tikole through which prepaid SIM cards were bought by the IM module members.

    Eight persons have been arrested by the ATS in the 13/7 case so far.

  • January 23: Maharashtra ATS claimed to have made a major breakthrough in the triple Mumbai blasts July 13, 2011 that claimed 27 lives, with the arrest of two of the accused hailing from Bihar.

  • Yasin Bhatkal, the mastermind of the 13/7 Mumbai blasts, might have succeeded in evading the Police, but he remains in India, officials of the Maharashtra.

  • January 19: counter-terrorism agencies have narrowed down on the terror-financing module that is operating out of New Delhi, and is believed to have aided IM operatives in executing the July 13 triple blasts in Mumbai and the Delhi blast. Sources in counter-terrorism agencies said that they had identified the recipient of the money illegally channeled from Dubai to a hawala operator in Delhi.

  • January 17: Two Pakistanis - Tavrez and Bakas - and two Indian nationals - IM operative Yasin Bhatkal and an unidentified man - had executed the blasts at Zaveri Bazaar, Opera House and Kabutarkhana in Dadar on July 13, 2011.


  • December 25: The 60-page NIA charge sheet (filed on December 24), highlighted roles of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, LeT commander Zakir-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, al-Qaeda operative Ilyas Kashmiri and two serving Pakistani Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) officers - Major Iqbal and Major Sameer Ali in "larger conspiracy to organize spectacular terrorist attacks on places of iconic importance in India".

  • India will share NIA's charge sheet, filed against American terrorist David Coleman Headley and eight others, including Hafiz Saeed and two serving Pakistani ISI officials, with Pakistan during home secretary-level talks between the two countries in Islamabad in January, 2012.

  • December 20: The Centre said a terror module busted in Delhi recently had links with Pakistan-based terrorist group LeT.

  • December 16: The Supreme Court stayed a Bombay HC order permitting custodial interrogation of Malegaon blast (September 8, 2006) accused Lieutenant Colonel, Shrikant Purohit by NIA and also issued notice to Maharashtra ATS on his plea for bail.

  • December 14: After facing some reverses in their strongholds, the CPI-Maoist has formed a 'Golden Corridor Committee' to build its base in hitherto untouched industrial areas of Gujarat and Maharashtra, stretching from Pune to Ahmedabad, including commercial hubs like Mumbai, Nashik, Surat and Vadodara. Besides, the Maoists have planned to expand their movement to Nagpur, Wardha, Bhandara and Yavatmal Districts of Maharashtra in addition to their existing bases in Gadchiroli, Gondia and Chandrapur in the state.

  • December 9: Interrogation of six suspected IM operatives, arrested recently for their alleged role in various terror attacks across India, reveals that Pune's [Maharashtra] famous Dagdusheth Halwai was also on their radar. It is also revealed that the agenda of the refurbished Indian Mujahideen is targetting religious places, voicing the concerns of Pakistan and large-scale destruction.

  • December 1: The Maharashtra ATS chief Rakesh Maria said that the State ATS would get the custody of suspected IM operative Mohammad Qateel Siddiqui (27), arrested by the special cell of the Delhi police, for interrogation in the German Bakery blast case. Siddiqui was arrested with five other IM operatives by the Delhi Police for their alleged involvement in terror strikes at the German Bakery in Pune, Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore and near Jama Masjid in Delhi.

  • November 29: In an estimate made by the Union Government, Maharashtra reported nearly 85% of the total seizure of FICNs in the India during the year 2011.

  • November 16: Seven persons accused of planning and executing the 2006 Malegaon serial bomb blasts (September 8, 2006) were released after a trial court in Mumbai granted them bail.

  • November 9: Bombay High Court rejected the bail plea of Lt Col Prasad Purohit while allowing that of another accused, Ajay Rahirkar in the 2007 Samjhauta Express bombing case.

  • November 5: A special MCOCA court granted bail to all nine persons accused in the Malegaon blasts case (September 8, 2006) after the NIA told the court it had no objection to any of their bail pleas.

  • November 4: The NIA is said to have found that Hindu extremists, who are suspected of orchestrating the Malegaon bomb blasts (September 8, 2006) in Maharashtra had allegedly used two Muslim men to plant the bombs in and around a mosque in the textile town.

  • November 3: The NIA is said to have found that Hindu extremists, who are suspected of orchestrating the Malegaon bomb blasts (September 8, 2006) in Maharashtra had allegedly used two Muslim men to plant the bombs in and around a mosque in the textile town.

  • September 25: The Mumbai Police Chief claimed that the group which carried out the triple blasts in Mumbai on July 13, 2011 has been identified.

  • September 16: Maharashtra Police have received inputs from central intelligence agencies about possibility of terror attacks on luxury buses plying between Mumbai and Ahmadabad and steps have been taken to foil any such bid.

  • September 9: A Sessions Court in Thane in Maharashtra discarded charges under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) brought against the two persons sentenced to 10 years imprisonment over the 2008 theatre blasts, observing that as the target was a drama producer, the offence was not a "terrorist act" intended to threaten the country's sovereignty.

  • September 8: The Maharashtra Police recommended that the State Government ban right-wing groups including Sanatan Sanstha and Abhinav Bharat.

  • September 4: The NIAconcluded that the Mumbai serial blasts (July 13, 2011) was the handiwork of the homegrown militant outfit IM.

  • September 3: A resident of Mumbra town who was recently arrested by the Maharashtra ATS in a case involving FICNs has emerged as a key suspect in the Mumbai serial blasts case (June 13, 2011).

  • The Maharashtra state ATS believes that the Mumbai serial blasts (July 13, 2011)strike was funded by the Pakistani intelligence agency ISI through the Saudi Arabian route and executed with the help of local city youth.

  • August 30: After being convicted by a sessions court in Mumbai, two persons, were sentenced to ten years' imprisonment for carrying out an explosion and planting explosives in theatres in different cities of Maharashtra in 2008.

  • August 9: A sessions court in Mumbai convicted two persons, allegedly linked to the Hindutva outfit Sanatan Sanstha, of conspiring and carrying out blasts at theatres around Mumbai in 2008. Four other accused charged with the same offences were acquitted of all charges against them.

  • July 22: Mumbai ATS arrested three persons in connection with the Mumbai serial blasts case (13/7). According to sources, two of the arrestees hailed from Northern Maharashtra while the third one was from Gujarat.

  • July 13: Three serial bomb blasts in the span of 10 minutes ripped through three of the busiest hubs in Mumbai city -Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar-, killing 17 people and injuring 131 others. The first explosion was at 6.54pm at Zaveri Bazaar, followed by another at Opera House a minute later. The third explosion was at 7.06pm outside Kabutarkhana, a few metres from the western side of Dadar railway station.

  • May 31: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad, , arrested a person in Mumbai who allegedly sent an e-mail to the CBI giving information about future terror strikes in 10 large cities of India, including Mumbai and Delhi.

  • April 25: A special court in Pune in Maharashtra deferred the framing of charges against the alleged mastermind Mirza Himayat Baig in the German Bakery bomb blast case (February 13, 2010) till June 7.

  • April 22: The extremist leader Swami Aseemanand, who is accused of masterminding bomb explosions in Ajmer Dargah, Mecca mosque, Malegaon and Samjhauta Express, told a trial court in Ajmer that he was innocent and that probe agencies had extracted a confession from him under duress.

  • April 20: The Maharashtra ATS filed a supplementary chargesheet against Praveen Mutalik accused in the Malegaon blast case (September 29, 2008) in the Maharashtra Control of Organized crime Act (MCOCA) Court.

  • March 21: The Centre warned Maharashtra Police about a possible terror plot to target the cricket World Cup final in Mumbai on April 2.

  • March 15: A special MCOCA court rejected the bail application of all the nine persons accused in the Malegaon blast case (September 8, 2006).

  • March 6: Residents of Malegaon (Maharashtra) said the special CBI team reinvestigating the 2006 Malegaon bomb blasts told them that their probe revealed that the RDX used in the blasts was stolen from the Army.

  • February 25-26 : A local court in Mumbai granted four days' transit remand to Mohammed Asad Siddiqui, a SIMI cadre and an accused in the August 14, 2000 Kanpur blast case, arrested in a joint operation by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and Uttar Pradesh ATS in Mumbai on February 25.

  • February 23: Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving LeT militants of the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks (also known as 26/11), has decided to challenge the death penalty recently awarded to him by the Bombay High Court. "He wants to challenge the order," Farhana Shah, Kasab's counsel, told The Hindu on February 23.

  • February 21: The Bombay High Court upheld the death sentence awarded by the trial court to the lone surviving Pakistani gunman, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab who is accused of involvement in the Mumbai terrorist attacks (November 26, 2008, also known as 26/11). It also upheld the acquittal of co-accused Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed for want of corroborative evidence. Among the several charges against Kasab, the most serious was his waging a war against the Indian government, the Bombay High Court said. Upholding his death sentence, Justice Ranjan Desai said, "Perhaps the weightiest aggravating circumstance is that Kasab waged a war against the Government of India pursuant to a conspiracy which was hatched in Pakistan, the object of which was to inter alia destabilise the Government of India and to weaken India's economic might."

  • January 13: A special court in Mumbai granted permission to the CBI for reinvestigating the Malegaon blast case (September 8,2006) in Maharashtra in the wake of Swami Aseemanand's (the hardliner religious leader accused of involvement in terrorist activities and currently in Police custody) statement linking Hindu groups to the case.

  • January 6: As part of its effort to crack down on terrorism, the Maharashtra Government made it harder for people convicted of terrorist and extremist activities to get out of jail early.


  • December 24: A manhunt was under way in Mumbai for four alleged cadres of the LeT outfit that attacked the city in 2008 (November 26), amid warnings of a strike on foreign targets over Christmas and New Year.

  • December 23: The Mumbai Police issued an advisory stating that four LeT militants had entered Mumbai with the intention of causing an "extremely dangerous and violent attack" on the city in view of the coming festivals and New Year celebrations.

  • December 22: The Centre put Mumbai (Maharashtra) and Ahmedabad (Gujrat) on high alert after getting specific intelligence inputs that LeT militants had sneaked into these two cities to strike at any time in coming days.

  • December 15: The Criminal Intelligence Unit of the Mumbai Crime Branch arrested an Indian national for "suspicious and anti-national activities" on December 10, Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy told a press conference in Mumbai.

  • December 13: Slain Mumbai Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) Chief Hemant Karkare was on the hit list of the Islamist militant outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM).

  • December 10: During the question hour in the Maharashtra Legislative Council it was disclosed that a check by the Mumbai Police revealed that 60 per cent of the prepaid mobile SIM cards in the city were issued against bogus documents.

  • December 7: A local court in Mumbai remanded two suspected LeT operatives, arrested for allegedly plotting strikes on oil and military installations in Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Gujarat and a railway station in the metropolis to judicial custody till December 20.

    Pakistani-Canadian terror suspect Tahawwur Hussain Rana, co-accused with the Pakistani-American LeT operative David Coleman Headley in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks (also known as 26/11), will be tried in a federal court in Chicago on February 14.

  • November 29: The Mumbai Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested two suspected LeT militants in Thane District in Maharashtra. The duo was allegedly trying to recruit members for carrying out terrorist activities targeting oil installations in Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Gujarat. They were also instructed to provide details about military installations in Mumbai, Pune and Aurangabad.

  • November 25: Mumbai Police arrested a person believed to have been involved in the Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu) blast (February 14, 1998), in which 33 people were killed and 153 others were injured, from the international airport in Mumbai. The accused has been identified as Shabbir.

  • November 21: Intelligence inputs sent to Mumbai Police by Central Agencies have hinted at Islamist militant outfits LeT, HM and IM joining forces to carry out a terror attack on a five-star hotel in Mumbai, similar to the November 26, 2008 offensive. Security agencies said a seven-member gang comprising operatives from the three outfits has apparently been dispatched to the city.

  • October 21: Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, the mastermind in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks (also known as 26/11) videotaped the Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) and its large residential colony in Mumbai for the Pakistan’s external intelligence agency, Inter Services Intelligence (ISI). This video, Headley revealed, was not given to the LeT. During his interrogation by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Chicago, Headley said, "(in March 2008) Major Iqbal (who he described as his "handler" in the ISI) asked me to explore BARC in Mumbai and specially its staff colony as a target. He gave me the mobile phone camera (and) some counterfeit money." After he returned, Headley gave the video to Iqbal but did not give it to his LeT colleague, Sajid Majid.

  • October 19: The ISI, Pakistan’s external intelligence agency, played a major role in helping prepare the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks (also known as 26/11), one of the planners of the attacks has told Indian interrogators. Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley, who confessed to surveying targets for the attacks that left 166 people dead, made detailed claims about support from the ISI, said Britain's Guardian newspaper. Headley described dozens of meetings between officers of the ISI and senior militants from LeT, said the paper, citing a 109-page Indian Government report into his interrogation. Guardian said Headley claimed the ISI was attempting to strengthen militant organisations with links to the Pakistani State which were being marginalised by more extreme groups. Headley claimed that at least two of his missions were partly paid for by the ISI and that he regularly reported to the spy agency, said the British daily. "The ISI... had no ambiguity in understanding the necessity to strike India," Headley is cited as telling the Indian investigators, who reportedly interviewed him over 34 hours in the US in June. The documents suggest, however, that the ISI's supervision of the militants was often chaotic and that most senior officers in the agency may have been unaware of the scale of the attacks before they were launched, added the paper. Headley, who changed his name from Daood Gilani, confessed to his role in plotting the attacks after being arrested in the US. In exchange for pleading guilty to the attacks, US prosecutors agreed he would not face extradition to India or the death penalty.

  • October 18: The Maharashtra Government opened arguments in the Bombay High Court on October 18 on confirmation of death sentence to Ajmal Kasab, the lone surviving Pakistani LeT terrorist involved in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai attacks (also known as 26/11). The arguments began in court 49 before Justice Ranjana Desai and Justice R V More through video conference to enable Kasab hear the proceedings from the Central Jail where he is imprisoned in the high security bomb and bullet proof cell. On May 6, 2010, the trial court had awarded death sentence to Kasab. In accordance with law, death penalty was referred to the High Court for confirmation.

  • October 17: Two of the three wives of Pakistani-American David Coleman Headley forewarned the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks (also known as 26/11),. Headley’s American wife had given the FBI in New York a tip-off on his LeT links in 2005, while his Moroccan wife, Faiza Outalha, had told authorities in the US embassy in Islamabad, less than a year before the Mumbai attacks, that Headley was plotting a terror strike. Faiza Outalha, claims she even showed the US embassy officials in Islamabad a photo of Headley and herself in the Taj Mahal Hotel, where they stayed twice in April and May 2007. "Hotel records confirm their stay," the New York Times (NYT) reported. Outalha said that in two meetings with officials at the US embassy in Islamabad, she told them that her husband had many friends who were known to be LeT members. "Despite those warnings by two of his three wives, Headley roamed far and wide on Lashkar’s behalf between 2002 and 2009, receiving training in small-calibre weapons and counter surveillance, scouting targets for attacks, and building a network of connections that extended from Chicago to Pakistan’s lawless north-western frontier,".Mike Hammer, spokesman of the National Security Council, White House, told PTI, "Had we known about the timing and other specifics related to the Mumbai attacks, we would have immediately shared those details with India." He said the US "regularly provided threat information" to Indian officials in 2008 before the attacks in Mumbai, adding, "It is our Government’s solemn responsibility to notify other nations of possible terrorist activity on their soil." He made the remarks when asked about an investigative report on the Mumbai attacks published by Pro Publica, an independent, non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest.

  • October 16: One of the accused in the Pune (Maharashtra) bakery blast case had said LeT operatives were being trained in Sri Lanka. Though the training was said to have taken place in an area close to Colombo, Sri Lankan authorities denied this citing heavy presence of Security Force personnel in the area.

  • October 15: The wife of a key figure in the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks (also known as 26/11) warned US federal agents three years beforehand that her husband was training with a Pakistani militant group. The wife of David Coleman Headley warned Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents in August 2005 that her husband had undergone intensive training with LeT and was in contact with extremists. Headley's wife, who was not named in the report, called a terrorism hotline after getting into a fight with him in August 2008, the Post said. The FBI agents followed up, and interviewed her three times, the newspaper reported in a story co-authored with journalism foundation Pro Publica. She told agents that her husband "was an active militant in the terrorist group LeT, had trained extensively in its Pakistani camps, and had shopped for night vision goggles". Despite the warning, Headley was able to continue moving freely, travelling to Pakistan, India, Dubai and Europe in 2006, gathering information and material that made the attack possible. US anti-terrorism agencies did warn Indian counterparts about a possible LeT plot to target Mumbai in 2008, but it was unclear whether the warnings were based on Headley's wife's tip-off two years earlier. Headley was reportedly also bragging about being a US Government informant before the attacks, telling his wife and others that he is working for the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) and FBI. Headley did work as an informant for the DEA in the 1990s when he was known by his birth name Daood Gilani and had been arrested for smuggling heroin from Pakistan. After a second arrest and more work for the agency, he went to Pakistan, where he became radicalized, the Post reported. Then, after the September 11, 2001 attacks, he began telling people he was working for a joint DEA-FBI project. But FBI officials told the Post they did not believe Headley, who changed his name in 2006, had ever worked for the FBI. Headley, the son of a former Pakistani diplomat and a white American woman, is being held in the United States. He confessed to plotting the attacks and in exchange for pleading guilty, US prosecutors agreed he would not face extradition to India or the death penalty.

  • October 8: The Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) received an e-mail threatening to blow up either BSE or Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Delhi or a Mumbai-Delhi flight. Intelligence Bureau too received similar alerts stating there was a possibility of another 26/11-like terror attack through the sea route. Accordingly Security was beefed up around BSE and all along the sea coast. Also, Navy, CISF, Coast Guard personnel and fishermen were put on high alert.

  • September 28: Pakistani militant Ajmal Kasab filed an appeal in Bombay High Court challenging death penalty awarded to him for killing 166 persons in the Mumbai terrorists attacks on November 26, 2008 (also known as 26/11). Kasab challenged the death penalty saying it was a harsh punishment imposed on him and pleaded that there were lapses in evidence produced by Police in the trial court.

  • September 23: Sheikh Lalbaba Mohammed Hussain Farid alias Bilal, the LeT militant arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for planning to commit a terrorist activities, has been granted Police custody till October 2 by the Nasik sessions court.

    Fahim Ansari, who was acquitted by a trial court in the November 26, 2008, Mumbai terror attacks case (also known as 26/11), was produced before a session’s court in Mumbai. He was brought from Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh after warrants against him, and another co-accused, Sabahuddin Ahmed, were issued to "secure" their presence in the case, currently at the Bombay High Court.

    Investigations into the email sent by the Indian Mujahideen (IM) hours after the Jama Masjid firing incident in Delhi on September 18 have revealed that a second-hand Nokia mobile handset purchased from a shop in Dongri in south Mumbai was used to send the threat mail. However, the shopkeeper has no records of the person who bought the handset. Investigators believe that the terrorist bought a second-hand mobile to reduce the chances of getting traced.

  • September 21: Mumbai Police detained two persons in connection with the bomb blast outside the Jama Masjid (Mosque) in Delhi. Also, the e-mail purportedly sent by the Indian Mujahideen outfit was traced to Borivali in Mumbai

    September 20: Sheikh Lalbaba Mohammed Hussain Farid alias Bilal, who was recently arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for allegedly planning attacks on sensitive establishments in Nasik and for being the mastermind behind the German Bakery blast in Pune, was denied Police custody by the Chief Judicial Magistrate, citing "slow investigation." The ATS has challenged the decision in the session’s court.

    Lawyers defending LeT ‘commander’ Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi and six others charged with involvement in the in the 26/11 Mumbai attacks said that none of them will go to India as part of a proposed commission to record the testimony of key witnesses, including surviving attacker Ajmal Kasab. "We will not go to India because of security concerns. There has been hatred among the general public against Kasab," senior advocate Khwaja Sultan, the counsel for LeT ‘commander’ Lakhvi, said. Sultan noted that the lawyer of Fahim Ansari, one of the Indians accused of involvement in the Mumbai attacks, was shot dead. "We cannot risk our lives by going to India when we are the counsel for the accused here," he added. He also claimed it would not be easy for the Indian government to provide security to the proposed commission.

  • September 16: Mirza Himayat Baig, the LeT operative arrested by the Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) over his alleged involvement in the German Bakery blast case in Pune, revealed during interrogation that he had purchased the haversack and the mobile phone used in the blast from two shops in South Mumbai’s Crawford Market. An earlier forensic probe had found that the trigger used for the blast was an alarm ringer within the cell phone with the Improvised Explosive Device (IED) placed inside a red haversack. Baig is believed to have come to Mumbai by a private bus and stayed at a guesthouse in the Crawford Market area for a day under his operative name ‘Yusuf’. The guesthouse is a dormitory with INR 180 as daily rent. The Maharashtra ATS seized the guesthouse register in which they identified his ‘handwritten name and signature’. Documents of purchase and registers at the two shops were seized too. The agency is tracing his travels within the state and collecting evidence to establish the chain of events.

  • September 14: Mirza Himayat Baig, the alleged mastermind behind the Pune German Bakery bomb blast case, and his accomplice Ahmed Zarar alias Yaseen Bhatkal, who is still absconding, had carried a three kilogram RDX bomb from Udgir to Pune, a distance of 380km, in state transport buses before the detonators were finally attached with the bomb hours before the blast on February 13. A senior officer of the ATS said that to avoid any suspicion, the duo dared to carry the bomb in a polythene bag. "It was easier to carry and nobody would suspect that someone is carrying explosives in a polythene bag," the officer added.

  • September 13: A senior Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) officer said that the two militants, identified as Sheikh Lalbaba Mohammed Hussain Farid alias Bilal and Himayat Baig, who were arrested by the ATS in Mumbai in the German Bakery blast case, had plans to target sensitive places in Nasik. According to the ATS, Sheikh Lalbaba Mohammed Hussain Farid had already conducted a reconnaissance mission of the Maharashtra Police Academy, the Police Commissioner Office and the Army camp at Deolali in Nasik on the instructions of Himayat Baig.

  • September 10: The Mumbai Police are on the lookout for two foreign nationals who have reportedly sneaked into Maharashtra and entered the City to launch a terror attack during the festive season. Following inputs from intelligence agencies, an alert was sent on wireless that places of worship are likely targets. The Police, while releasing pictures of the duo, Kalimuddin Khan alias Rameshwar Pandit and Hafeez Sharif, refused to confirm whether they were from Pakistan. "As of now, we only have information that they are foreign nationals," said Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime) Himanshu Roy. The Police asked the public to be alert and inform authorities if they spot the two persons.

  • September 9: Rakesh Maria, chief of the Maharashtra ATS told journalists in Mumbai that Himayat Baig, the alleged mastermind of the German Bakery blast case (February 13, 2010) in Pune, arrested by the ATS, received one-to-one training in bomb-making in Colombo in Sri Lanka in 2008 from Fayyaz Qazi, an absconding LeT operative. Maria said, the Sri Lankan city was chosen only as a meeting point and there was no other significance to it. Ruling out the LTTE or any other connection, he said, "There seems to be only two reasons for choosing Colombo: the access to the country is easy as there is visa-on-arrival facility."

    Maria also said that Baig earlier received training in Bhatkal in Karnataka as well in 2007. He was trained in the methods of indoctrinating youth and the techniques to deal with Police interrogation. His primary job was to recruit and send youth for training to Pakistan. He even became a member of the Popular Front of India (PFI) for the same purpose. He was in touch with the LeT and had also been to Ashoka Mews in Pune (the media hub of the Indian Mujahideen which was busted by the ATS).

  • September 8: Mirza Himayat Baig, chief of the LeT unit in Maharashtra along with another person, Sheikh Lalbaba Mohammad Hussain Farid alias Bilal, was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on September 7. They were involved in the German Bakery blast case in Pune in which 17 persons died and 56 others were injured on February 13. At a press conference in Mumbai, ATS chief Rakesh Maria said Baig was involved in every stage of the incident, from conspiracy to planting the bomb in the bakery.

  • August 30: Bombay High Court deferred to September 20 the hearing on the confirmation of the death penalty awarded to Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving LeT militant of the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks after his lawyers sought time to file an appeal. Kasab’s lawyer Amin Solkar is set to file an appeal by September 20 in the Bombay High Court. He told the court that the filing of appeal was getting delayed as the charge sheet was voluminous and also because of the refusal of trial court defence lawyers to share case papers.

    The Supreme Court issued notice to the Maharashtra ATS on a special leave petition filed by Sadhvi Pragnya Singh Thakur, accused in the Malegaon bomb blast case, seeking bail by default of the ATS keeping her in "illegal" detention without recording her arrest. Counsel Mahesh Jethmalani alleged that she had been kept in illegal custody from October 10, 2008 till October 23, 2008, when she was first produced before a Mumbai magistrate. The notice is returnable in four weeks.

  • August 29: A session’s court in Mumbai has issued transfer warrants against Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed, acquitted by the trial court in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack case. Senior Police inspector Ramesh Mahale said over telephone that the warrants were issued on August 26. The court has directed that they should be produced before it on September 23.The duo is currently in police custody in Uttar Pradesh in connection with cases there.

  • August 10: Maharashtra Government filed an appeal in the Bombay High Court challenging a lower court's verdict acquitting Faheem Ansari and Sabauddin Ahmed of conspiracy in the 26/11 case. Special public prosecutor Ujwal Nikam confirmed that the appeals had been filed. The state has contended that the special court erred in acquitting Ansari and Ahmed and that the Police have substantial evidence against the duo.

  • August 3: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested 28 Bangladeshi immigrants, working as labourers in Nagpur for illegally staying in the city. They were remanded to custody till August 5. "Due to terror threat, we keep a close watch on immigrants from Bangladesh. They come here to work as cheap labour, but some have ulterior motives as well," inspector Purushottam Chaudhary told The Hindu. The arrestees have been charged under the Foreigners' Act for entering the country without valid documents.

  • July 19: The Bombay High Court reapplied the MCOCA to the September 29, 2008 Malegaon blast case. The case, as a result, has been transferred back to the Special MCOCA court. The High Court also held that the bail applications of the accused would be heard afresh by the MCOCA court. The court's order was with reference to an appeal filed by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), challenging the revocation of the MCOCA. A Division Bench of Justices B.H. Marlapalle and Anoop V. Mohta noted that "all the orders [of the Special Court] are required to be quashed and set aside and all the bail applications would stand restored to the file of the Special court for being decided afresh on their own merits."

  • June 19: The Maharashtra State ATS arrested a key Babbar Khalsa International (BKI) militant, who had been on the run after firing at Narcotic Control Bureau officials in Punjab in 2009. Nishant Singh Karam Singh (27), who is also allegedly involved in drug smuggling, was arrested from Chembur after he arrived in the Mumbai from Nanded with five of his associates. The Police have seized a 12 bore rifle with 24 rounds of cartridges, two Point 32 pistols and a Toyaota Innova from him. Singh has been remanded in Police custody till June 28. Singh, who was a sepoy in the army, had served in Kargil, Siachen and Jammu and Kashmir. He has not reported to duty for the past 4 years. "We have sent pictures and other details to the Punjab Police who are supposed to send a team to the city by late evening,’’ said ATS chief Rakesh Maria. Acting on a tip-off, the Nanded ATS unit, led by Deputy Commissioner of Police P. Sawant arrested Singh at Diamond Garden. When asked what was Singh doing in Mumbai, Maria said, "We have to interrogate him before making any comment.

  • June 15: Abdul Samad Bawa, who was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS in a 2009 arms case, was granted bail by a court. The judge cited lack of material evidence as the main reason for grant of bail. Samad is also a suspect in the February 13, 2010 Pune German Bakery bomb blast case. Samad was arrested on May 24, 2010 for allegedly supplying arms to three persons on August 5, 2009. Samad, a resident of Bhatkal Taluk (revenue unit) in Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka, was arrested at the Mangalore airport. Shortly after the arrest, Union Home Minister P. Chidambaram termed Samad the "prime suspect" in the Pune bomb blast case. However, the ATS has not yet confirmed his links to the blast.

  • June 3: The Government of Maharashtra has decided to give a compensation of INR 14, 23,500 for loss or property to owners of the German Bakery based in Pune, which was destroyed by a bomb blast on February 13, 2010 killing 17 people and injuring 65.

  • May 24: The Maharashtra ATS arrested a Karnataka resident Abdul Samad Bawa for his involvement in February 13, 2010 bombing at German Bakery in Pune, and in jihadist networks which have executed a series of urban bombings across India bombings since 2005. Mangalore resident Bawa was arrested by the Maharashtra ATS soon after his return from the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and flown to Mumbai for questioning. Government sources said India's intelligence services had worked closely with their counterparts in the UAE to secure Samad's return to India. Police have been seeking Samad's brother, Mohammad Zarar Siddi Bawa, on suspicion that he may have played a central role in executing the German Bakery bombing. Investigation sources said informants identified an individual filmed by the café's closed-circuit camera as Bawa. Bawa, also known as 'Yasin Bhatkal', has been named as fugitive by authorities involved in the prosecution of members of a jihadist network called the Indian Mujahideen (IM), which carried out multiple urban bombings nationwide. Samad, intelligence sources said, had flown to Dubai on March 25, 2010.

    The trial in the July 2006 serial train bomb blast case is scheduled to restart in a special court. Seven RDX bombs kept in first class coaches of Mumbai’s suburban trains exploded on July 11, 2006. The Anti Terrorist Squad said that the conspiracy was hatched in Pakistan and at least five of the 13 arrested persons had gone to that country for terror training. The Police also said Pakistan-based militant outfit LeT had used the banned organisation, SIMI, to engineer the blasts. The trial started in a special court in December 2007. However, matters could not progress as the accused had challenged the application of certain provisions of law. The legal dispute was finally settled by the Supreme Court in April 2010 before the trial court in Mumbai could hear the case again. The process involved a delay of more than two years. In 2007, Saeed Ahmed, son of serial bombing accused Sohail Shaikh Shabbir Masiullah arrested for the 2006 Malegaon blast, and Zameer Rehman, accused in the Aurangabad arms haul case, had filed petition in the Bombay high court challenging the constitutional validity of Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA). When the High Court upheld the decision to slap MCOCA, the accused moved the Supreme Court in 2008 and it stayed their trials.

  • May 13: A charge sheet in the case of murder of November 26, 2008 (also Known as 26/11) Mumbai terrorist attacks defence lawyer Shahid Azmi was filed in a MCOCA court in Mumbai. Azmi represented Fahim Ansari, who was acquitted in the 26/11 terrorist attacks case. He was shot dead in his office at Taximen’s colony in Kurla on February 11, 2010. Ramesh Mahale, senior Police inspector of the Mumbai Crime Branch, said that the 600-page charge sheet cited four persons as accused and five others wanted as accused. The arrested are: Devendra Baburao Jagtap alias JD (28), Pintoo Devram Dhagle alias Raju (25), Vinod Yashwant Vichare (32) and Heshmukh Shankar Solanki alias Rohit. One of the wanted accused is a well known gang leader Bharat Nepali. He had worked for the underworld gangster Chhota Rajan gang. Nepali, along with Vijay Shetty alias Bala Shetty and Bhagwant Singh, ordered the contract-killing.

  • May 6: The Special Sessions Court in Mumbai sentenced the lone surviving LeT militant, Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, to death for his involvement in the November 26, 2008 (also known as 26/11) Mumbai terrorist attacks. Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab "shall be hanged by neck till he is dead", the court pronounced. Kasab was given the death penalty on five counts: murder, abetment to murder, waging war, criminal conspiracy and committing terrorist acts.

    He was also awarded life imprisonment on five counts: attempt to murder in furtherance of a common intention, kidnapping and abducting in order to murder, conspiracy to wage war, collecting arms with the intention of waging war and causing explosion thus endangering life and property. "You have been given the death penalty for murdering Indian citizens, Police Officers, conspiring with Lashkar [LeT] leaders and committing terrorist acts. The court has said while giving the judgment that you shall be hanged unto death," Judge M.L. Tahaliyani told Kasab. The Indian Penal Code Sections under which Kasab has been given death penalty are: 302 (murder), 302 read with 120 B (criminal conspiracy), 121 (waging war), 302 read with 34 (common intention) and 302 read with 109 (abetment) read with 120 B.

    He has been given death for the offence punishable under Section 16 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. For the other offences, he was awarded rigorous imprisonment, simple imprisonment and imposed with fines. Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told reporters that a confirmation of the death penalty from the Bombay High Court was awaited. Kasab would continue to be housed at the high security Arthur Road jail till further orders by the Government.

  • May 3: A special sessions court in Mumbai pronounced Mohammad Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone surviving LeT militant of the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks (also known as 26/11), guilty of waging war against India, after a 271-day trial. The 1,522-page judgment convicted Kasab of conspiring to wage war, along with nine other terrorists and 20 co-conspirators in Pakistan, and of murder and abetment to murder, among other offences. Among the 20 wanted accused indicted by the court are LeT chief Muhammad Hafeez Saeed and other operatives Zaki-Ur-Rehman Lakhvi, Zarar Shah and Abu Hamza. The arguments for the quantum of sentence will begin on April 4 (today). Special sessions judge M.L. Tahaliyani at the Arthur Road jail court in Mumbai acquitted the other two accused, Indians, Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed, of "all the charges framed against them." The two had been accused of making and conveying maps of target locations in Mumbai. The court said: "The preparations made for the attacks by Kasab and nine other attackers, and the co-conspirators, the training imparted to the gunmen, the arms and ammunition involved and the quantity of cartridges reached proved beyond reasonable doubt that this was not a simple case of murder but an offence punishable under Section 121 of the Indian Penal Code [IPC]." This Section refers to "waging, or attempting to wage war, or abetting in waging of war, against the Government of India." On the basis of call data records, circumstantial evidence and Kasab's retracted confession, the court found him, the other gunmen and 20 co-conspirators guilty of criminal conspiracy under Section 120B of the IPC. From the conversations with the handlers and circumstantial corroboration of Kasab's retracted statement, the court came to the conclusion that "they [co-conspirators] were stationed somewhere in Pakistan." In incidents involving the nine deceased accused, Kasab has been found guilty of offences punishable under Section 302 (murder) read with Section 34 (acts done by several persons in furtherance of a common intention) of the IPC. Under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), the court found him guilty of "being a member of the terrorist organisation Lashkar-e-Toiba." Kasab was held guilty of "committing terrorist acts under Section 15 of the UAPA." He was pronounced guilty of offences under various sections of the Arms Act, the Explosives Act, the Explosive Substances Act, the Passport (Entry into India) Act, the Customs Act, the Railways Act and the Foreigners Act, and acquitted in some minor cases.

    The Maharashtra Government will challenge the acquittal of Fahim Ansari and Sabahuddin Ahmed from the 26/11 case. Hours after the special court pronounced its verdict, State Home Minister R R Patil said that the Government will study on what grounds the duo was granted the benefit of doubt. "We will seek opinion of the law and judiciary department before deciding on the future course of action, including challenging the verdict in a higher court."

  • April 7: Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) submitted its investigation report on the February 13, 2010 Pune bomb blast report to the State Government claiming the perpetrators of the bombing that killed 17 people have been identified and their arrest would be made soon. The report was submitted by newly-appointed ATS Chief Rakesh Maria to the State Home Department and was then forwarded to the Union Government, ATS sources said but refused to disclose the identity of the suspects. According to the sources, terrorist outfit IM is suspected to be behind the bomb blast and the suspects would be arrested in a day or two. State Home Minister R.R. Patil had told the Legislative Council on April 6 that the investigating agency had identified the suspects and more details would be disclosed after their arrest. The Police department has zeroed in on the accused.

  • March 26: The investigations into the arrest of two terror suspects, who were planning to set ablaze  the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation’s (ONGC) Bandra headquarters, revealed that they were also plotting to strike at two more places in Mumbai, including Bandra’s G7 cinema complex, officials said. The Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested two suspects, Abdul Latif (29) and Riyaz Ali Imtiyaz (22), on March 14.

  • March 18: Meanwhile, the Police custody of Abdul Latif Sheikh alias Guddu and Riyaz Ali alias Rehan, arrested on the charge of plotting to set ablaze the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) office in Mumbai, was extended to March 26. Prosecutor S.K. More told journalists that apart from ONGC, Thakkar Mall and Mangaldas market, there were "two to three more targets." He also said that the investigation agency had "confirmed" the possibility of attacks of the listed targets.

  • March 14: The Maharashtra ATS arrested two militants for plotting to set ablaze the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) office in Mumbai, ATS chief K.P. Raghuvanshi said. The duo, identified as Abdul Latif Shaikh (29) of Bandra and Riyaz Ali (23) of Dahisar, were arrested at 8.30 p.m (IST) on March 13 from Matunga area on information given by Central agencies. Raghuvanshi said that the two were suspected of working on plans to target Bhabha Atomic Research Centre, offshore installations of the ONGC in Mumbai and Nhava Sheva, fuel storage tankers of oil companies in Sewri, Thakkar Mall in Borivili and Mangaldas cloth market, adds Times of India. However, they were produced in court on March 14 and remanded to Police custody till March 18. The ATS Chief said both were in touch with a person from Pakistan, whom they referred to as "uncle." They had received instructions from Pakistan to get their passports readied. Raghuvanshi also said that the ATS was probing their links with terror outfits in Pakistan.

  • February 27: The death toll in the February 13 German Bakery blast in Pune rose to 17, with the death of one Aditi Jindal of Chandigarh (23).

  • February 25: In a raid on a house at Shendrun village in the Shahapur taluk (revenue unit) in Thane (Rural) District, the Police seized 150 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, 450 electronic detonators and 500 gelatine sticks, all together worth INR6750. The Police has arrested house owner Bhimraj Rajulal Gurjar. Two other accused, Rajulal Gopilal Gurjar and Khemraj Dherulal Gurjar, are absconding. All the three hail from Rajasthan, the Police said. A case under the Explosives Act has been registered.

  • February 24: The death toll in the February 13, 2010 bomb blast in German Bakery in Pune (Maharashtra) has gone up to 16 as Anas Al Fatih Suleiman (21), a Sudanese national, succumbing to his wounds. He is the fourth foreign national and second Sudanese to have died in the blast.

    The National Defence Academy in Khadagwasla (Maharashtra) and defence establishments in Pune (Maharashtra) figure on LeT hit list, apart from civilian targets such as Osho Ashram and Chabad House, FBI has told the Government.  According to FBI chief Robert Mueller, who was in New Delhi on February 23 to discuss co-operation in terror matters, American terror suspect David Coleman Headley had extensively surveyed and video graphed Army sites in Pune’s cantonment area as well as the Raksha Bhavan in New Delhi.

    The SIMI and the IM have claimed responsibility for the Pune bomb blast, Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh said. Singh told media persons that he has received two letters to this effect, purportedly from the two organisations but did not elaborate.

    A designated anti-terrorism court in Pune passed an order restraining the electronic media from telecasting footage of the blast site.  A Police prosecutor urged that the telecast of the site footage was hampering investigations. 

  • February 21: The death toll in the German Bakery bomb blast in Pune rose to 15 as two more persons succumbed to injuries sustained in the attack. They were identified as Vikas Tulsyani (24) and Rajiv Agarwala (23).

  • February 20: The death toll in Pune bomb blast raises to 13 as one, Atul Anap (30), succumbed to his injuries at the Inlak Budhrani Hospital in Pune.

  • February 19: The Kolhapur District Police seized 70 kilograms of ammonium nitrate, 6,525 gelatine sticks and 10,225 electronic detonators, all together worth INR.97, 900.  "The main factor is ammonium nitrate. We are trying to ascertain if the material was meant for any subversive activity, and to whom it was being sold to. Ammonium nitrate is used for agriculture by mixing with fertilizers. However, it can be mixed with petrol to set off a blast. We are not sure if the ammonium nitrate was for legal purposes like mining, etc. The quantity seized was unlicensed," District Superintendent of Police Yashasvi Yadav toldTheHindu Yadav also said that an official of the ATS would arrive from Mumbai to interrogate the persons held.  Fouer persons identified as Badrilal Devaji Chowdhury, Kishan Chowdhury,Mohanlal Vaishnav and Jamnalal Vaishnav were arrested in this connection. A case under the Explosives Act, Explosive Substances Act and the Indian Penal Code, pertaining to licensing issues with regard to possession of explosives and negligent conduct with respect to explosives, was registered against the accused.

    A Sudanese student, who was injured in the February 13 Pune bomb blast has died, taking the toll in the terror attack to 12. 26-year-old Sudanese student Amjad Elgazoli, who was studying at WadiaCollege in Pune, died in the night of February 19 in Inlak Budhrani hospital, hospital sources said. He is the third foreigner to be killed in the February 13 blast. Nadia Macerini, an Italian woman, and Iranian national Sayyed Syed Khani were killed in the bomb blast.

  • February 17: The death toll in the Pune bomb blast has raised to 11, as Aditya Mehta, of New Delhi, who sustained injuries in the blast, died at the Jehangir Hospital.

    Pune Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh expressed suspicion that the bomb that went off at the German Bakery might have been triggered by a remote control. A final confirmation was still awaited. Meanwhile, it had been confirmed that RDX, ammonium nitrate and petroleum hydrocarbon oil were used in the bomb.

  • February 15: Pune Police Commissioner Satyapal Singh at a press briefing informed that the toll in the February 13 bomb blast has gone up to 10, after 24-year old Abhishek Saxena from Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh succumbed to his injuries. The report confirms that altogether 10 persons, including two foreign nationals, were killed and 60 others injured in the incident. Singh further reaffirmed that RDX, ammonium nitrate and hydrocarbon oil were used in the bomb blast. He, however, refused to confirm if the bomb was remote-controlled, as being suspected.

    In the first breakthrough in the bomb blast probe, investigators detained two suspects from Kudalwadi and Janwadi on the outskirts of Pune city.  They were picked up after sleuths probing the case identified conversations between suspected terrorists. It is also believed that these two men are the same who were spotted in a hotel’s CCTV footage, located in front of the blast-hit German Bakery. The footage showed the two men entering the bakery with a bag.

    A television report also claimed that two more persons were also detained in Aurangabad District.

  • February 13: Nine persons including four foreigners, all women, were killed and over 40 injured in a bomb blast in the famous German Bakery on North Main Avenue in Koregaon Park near the Osho Ashram in Pune around 7.30 p.m. (IST). Unofficial figures put the number of injured at 50. Initially the Police said it was a gas cylinder blast, but the explosion is now suspected to be an Improvised Explosive Device (IED) using an ammonium nitrate fuel oil mix, with RDX as a booster, Police sources added. About 7 kilogrammes explosives may have been used. Chief Minister Ashok Chavan said preliminary reports indicated that it was a bomb blast. The bag containing the bomb was said to be under a table, according to one eyewitness account, and a waiter is said to have tried to open it. This caused the explosion which devastated the bakery, located near the Jewish Chabad House. The bakery is a popular spot with foreign tourists. Six or eight of the injured are said to be foreign nationals.

    The Union Government said the scene of Pune’s bomb blast was very close to Osho Ashram which had been surveyed by LeT operative David Coleman Headley, which the Maharashtra Government had been alerted about this in the month of October, 2009. Union Home Secretary G.K. Pillai said it was worth noting that the German Bakery, the site of the blast, was about 200 yards away from the ashram, which was one of the sites surveyed by Headley. The Lashkar operative visited Mumbai and other parts of the country ahead of the November 26, 2008 terror attack. Pillai said the Multi-Agency Centre (MAC) had alerted the Maharashtra Police about the survey done by Headley.

    One week before a bomb went off in Pune’s German Bakery killing eight, the Jama'at-ud-Da'awa (JuD), front organisation of the LeT, in Pakistan had warned of the city being a potential target. Addressing a rally in Islamabad on February 5, Abdur Rehman Makki, ‘deputy’ to JuD leader Hafiz Saeed said that at one time, jihadis were interested only in the liberation of Kashmir but the water issue had ensured that "Delhi, Pune and Kanpur" were all fair targets.

  • February 11: Two unidentified assailants shot dead the defence lawyer of the 26/11 accused Fahim Ansari at suburban Kurla in Mumbai. The slain lawyer was identified as Shahid Azmi


  • December 21: A high-level committee appointed by the Maharashtra Government to go into the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist attacks has found serious lapses on the part of the then Mumbai Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor in handling the "war-like" multi-pronged attack. However, the two-member committee did not find any serious lapses to act or react on the part of individual officers and Police Men of the Mumbai Police. "

  • November 20: A mysterious letter threatening to trigger multiple bomb blasts in different places of the Mumbai city, including the Raj Bhavan and the Chief Minister’s residence, prompted the Police to step up security around vital installations.

  • September 16: LeT militant Aslam Kashmiri (27) had undergone training in Pakistan much before lone arrested terrorist Mohammad Ajmal alias Kasab and his nine other cadres were trained to carry out the November 26, 2008 (also known as 26/11) Mumbai terrorist attacks, said Mumbai Police.

  • September 15: A suspected LeT militant, Aslam Kashmiri, was produced before a MCOCA court in Mumbai, which sent him to Police custody till September 29. Kashmiri is suspected to have sent at least four youths to Pakistan for terrorist training, a senior Maharashtra Police official said.

  • August 26: An investigation into the geographical locations of Internet Protocol (IP) addresses used for the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks (also known as 26/11) led the Police to places in Pakistan, Russia, Kuwait and the United States. Five of the 10 locations traced are in Pakistan, Crime Branch Cyber Cell inspectorMukund Pawar said in his testimony before the special sessions court in Mumbai. The US FBI gave the Indian Police a list of 10 IP addresses. As per the charge sheet, it is from these addresses that the email id was accessed to make payments to CallPhonex, a US-based Internet communication service provider. Pawar said that he was tasked with finding the actual locations from where the IPs were accessed. Cyber Cell officials used the services of the website to trace the physical addresses. "I downloaded the information available on the website in respect of the 10 addresses," he said. Five IPs -,,,, and - were traced to Pakistan, Pawar added.

  • August 18: A US based Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) dealer deposed via video-conference in the terror trial in Mumbai to point to yet another Pakistani link in the November 26, 2008 attack. The owner of Callphonex said that a client, via e-mail, posing as an Indian wholesale reseller of VoIP, took several accounts and paid for it from Pakistan in October 2008 and once again just a day before the strike on Mumbai. He informed how a person identified as Kharak Singh, who became his client, paid him "$ 250 by Moneygram from one Mohammad Ishfaq and later $ 229 by Western Union Money Transfer from Pakistan" before the attack. The owner of Callphonex said he had given the customer 15 PC-to-phone accounts, 10 common-client accounts and five Direct Inward Dialling Austrian phone numbers.

  • August 13: A US representative of the Yamaha motor company deposing live from the FBI office in Los Angeles via a video-conference link set up in the trial court next to the Arthur Road Jail, said the outboard motor recovered by Mumbai Police from the 10 Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) terrorists was among the ones sent by the company in Japan to Pakistan. This was for the second day running US witnesses pointed out the Pakistan connection in the November 26, 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai. This was also the first technologically aided long-distance testimony in the trial. The American who was identified by an FBI agent in the US, who in turn was identified on video by an FBI agent present in the Mumbai courtroom was examined by special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam to prove that a Yamaha engine recovered from the inflatable dinghy used by the terrorists to make their way into the Mumbai shores was from Pakistan. The witness, whose identity special judge M. L. Tahaliyani has barred from being revealed, said, ''Vehicle model Yamaha angular 40 was dispatched to Business and Engineering Trends in Pakistan on January 20, 2008. It was sent from Japan to Karachi seaport.''

  • August 12: Reinforcing the Pakistan link to the November 26, 2008 Mumbai terrorist attacks, the FBI told the special court in Mumbai that its probe had established that the terrorists came from Karachi in Pakistan. In a testimony at the trial of the lone surviving LeT militant Mohammed Ajmal Amir alias Kasab, an FBI forensic expert, giving evidence for the first time in India in a terrorism-related case, said the terrorists had used Global Positioning System (GPS), a satellite navigation system, to locate targets. Deposing before Special Judge M.L. Tahaliyani, the FBI official said the GPS devices recovered by the Mumbai Police from the slain terrorists indicated plans for a return journey from Mumbai to Karachi and Rawalpindi. He added, "Way Point" data retrieved from the GPS devices pointed to the route from Karachi to Mumbai and also positions between these two cities. He also said that he had examined five GPS devices and a satellite phone.

  • August 6: A special POTA court in Mumbai sentenced to death all the three persons convicted in the bomb blasts case of August 25, 2003 which claimed 54 lives and injured 244 persons. The case comprises blasts at the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar on August 25, 2003 and also the blast aboard a bus at Ghatkopar on July 28, 2003 and the planting of a bomb in a bus in the Santa Cruz Electronics Export Processing Zone on December 2, 2002, which, however, did not explode. Judge M.R. Puranik, after pronouncing the sentence against Haneef Sayyed, his wife Fahmeeda and Ashrat Ansari, said they "shall be hanged by the neck till they are dead." They were sentenced under three Sections: 120B of the Indian Penal code (IPC) for hatching a criminal conspiracy to cause bomb blasts, 120B read with Section 302 (punishment for murder) of the IPC, and 120B read with 3 (2) (a) of the POTA, stipulating the punishment for a terrorist act. They were given life term under Section 120B read with 307 (attempt to murder) of the IPC. Life term was awarded for offences under POTA's Sections 3 (3) for attempting to commit a terrorist act and 4 (b) for unauthorised possession of arms. They were also given life term under Section 3 of the Explosive Substances Act, 1908 (punishment for causing explosion likely to endanger life or property).

  • July 31: The MCOCA court revoked the application of MCOCA in the Malegaon blast case of September 29, 2008. However, the investigating agency of the case, the Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), has obtained a stay on the order. The ATS chief K.P.S. Raghuvanshi said, "We have obtained a stay of four weeks. We are going to challenge the order in the High Court." The operative part of the order states that the case will be transferred to the sessions court (in Nashik), Raghuvanshi added.

    The Additional Sessions Judge of Akola District granted bail to the five alleged Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) cadres. The judge directed the accused be released on a personal bond of INR 7500 and surety of the like amount. The five accused SIMI cadres who were in jail under magisterial custody till August 7 were identified as Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Rahman, Abdul Ahmad A. Samad, Mohammed Harun Gyasuddin, Mohammed Siddiq Abdul Wahab, Shaikh Mahmood alias Munnabhai S.K. Lal of Pusad.

  • July 23: Special judge M. L. Tahaliyani ruled that the confessional statement given by Pakistani national and the lone arrested LeT militant Ajmal Kasab would stay on the records though the trial against him would continue. Tahaliyani, while passing the order, observed that Kasab had given a ''voluntary confession'' and his statement could not be removed from the records. ''The trial will proceed. The confession will stay though I will not make any comment on its evidence value at this stage,'' the Judge added.

  • July 21: Two militants of the proscribed SIMI, identified as Mohammed Rafiq Abdul Rehman and Abdul Ahad, were arrested from the Vidarbha region in Maharashtra, Police said. While Abdul Rehman was arrested from Mana village in Akola District on July 19, Abdul Ahad (68) was arrested in Amaravati District in the night of July 20. Earlier, the Police had arrested three more SIMI cadres when they were on their way after attending a meeting at Mana village in Mutizapur administrative division. "During the interrogation of the arrested accused, it was revealed that they wanted to come together on one platform. That's the reason why they held a meeting in Mana village," District Superintendent of Police, Pravin Padwal said.

  • July 20: The Maharashtra Police arrested four SIMI militants from Mana village in the Akola District. The cadres were arrested while trying to flee in an Indica car, before they were intercepted. After receiving an initial tip off from intelligence inputs, the Police neutralized a secret SIMI meeting, which was taking place with 35 cadres present at the meeting. However, the Police managed to arrest only four of them while the others managed to escape.

  • July 15: The MCOCA Judge Y.D. Shinde was given additional security after he received a threat to his life late. Shinde, who is handling high profile cases like the July 2006 Mumbai train bomb blast case, Malegaon bomb blast case and the case against the Indian Mujahideen (IM) outfit, reportedly got a threat call from a PCO demanding that the men who are under arrest since 2006 should be released. "

  • July 14: The Intelligence Bureau, in an alert, warned that at least seven places in Maharashtra - including a reputed bank in Mumbai and an important railway junction in Navi Mumbai - could be attacked. The alert, dated July 8, also contains photographs of the seven targets.

  • June 23: The Special Sessions Court trying the Mumbai terror attacks case issued a non-bailable warrant (NBW) against 22 of the 35 wanted accused, including the Jama’at-ud-Da’awa (JuD, the Lashkar-e-Toiba [LeT] front) chief Hafiz Mohammad Saeed, who was released in Pakistan recently. Judge M. L. Tahaliyani granted the prosecution plea on the ground that most of the accused found mention in the confessional statement of lone captured LeT terrorist Mohammad Ajmal Amir alias Kasab. Other pieces of evidence include phone records of CallPhonex. Besides, the accused were charged with conspiring to wage a war against the Government of India.

  • May 28: The Mumbai Police recovered 917 live cartridges and arrested one person in this connection. The Joint Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Maria, said that Mumbai-based Mansood Khan was arrested along with 500 live cartridges and another 417 were found atop a public toilet. All the live rounds were reportedly of firearms .30, .32, 9 mm and .375 and 12 bore. They are good quality foreign-made cartridges, Maria added.

  • May 14: The Mumbai Crime Branch extradited an aide of underworld gangster Chhota Shakeel, identified as Gurpreet Singh Bhullar, from Bangkok. The Deputy Commissioner of Police, Nisar Tamboli, said that Bhullar was involved in a murder case and there was a red corner notice against him.

  • April 22: Two persons suspected to be accomplices of the gangster Chhota Shakeel’s gang were arrested along with two firearms and six live cartridges recently near the J.J. Hospital in south Mumbai, ATS officials. The duo was identified as Manoj Dubey and Sunil Navner. "We received a tip off that the duo would arrive near the junction with firearms. Accordingly, we laid a trap and caught the accused," the officials said.

  • April 17: A Mumbai-based private news channel received an email threat warning of at least five bomb blasts across the country during the parliamentary elections. The email was sent from and has been traced to Lahore in Pakistan, Police said. "The email has been traced to the same person who had earlier threatened to blow up Taj hotel in south Mumbai and one of its properties in Chennai,'' said an investigator.

  • April 10: The Pune Police arrested a gangster, identified as Asif Dadhi alias Asif Mohammed Iqbal Shaikh, from the Laltopi Nagar area in Pune. Asif was suspected to have links with radical Islamic groups, including the banned SIMI, and the underworld. The Police have recovered a pistol, two live cartridges and a mobile phone, all worth INR 54000, from his possession.

  • January 5: An Indian Mujahideen (IM) cadre, identified as Anwar Ali Bagwaan, was arrested for allegedly obtaining two apartments for the outfit in Pune. Bagwaan also reportedly trained the IM militants on administering sedatives on persons they were planning to kidnap. The rent and cash deposit for the apartments were provided by the IM founder Riyaz Bhatkal and his brother, both of whom are still absconding. Bagwaan was produced before a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court which remanded him to Police custody till January 16.


  • December 3: Eight kilograms of RDX, fitted with a timer, was recovered by the bomb squad near the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in Mumbai. Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Rakesh Maria, said the explosives were in two sets -one of four kilogram each.

  • November 29: Forensic experts have determined that an e-mail claim of responsibility for the November 26 Mumbai terrorist attacks issued by the unknown group Deccan Mujahideen was first generated on a computer located in Pakistan. Based on studies of the internet protocol addresses used to send the mail, computer specialists at India's external intelligence agency, the Research and Analysis Wing, found that the Russia-based e-mail address account was opened by a computer user based in Pakistan.

  • November 28: The only militant arrested during the multiple terrorist attacks in Mumbai, identified as Mohammad Ajmal Amir, revealed during interrogation that boats in which they came from Karachi in Pakistan were arranged by an unidentified front man of mafia don Dawood Ibrahim, who runs several custom clearing houses in Mumbai. Dawood's gang arranged boats and transferred arms, ammunition and plastic explosives to it, which took the LeT militants for carrying out attacks in Mumbai.

  • November 27: Mumbai Police sources said that they have preliminary evidence that operatives of the Pakistan-based LeT carried out the Fidayeen (suicide squad) attacks in Mumbai. The sole arrested militant, identified as Mohammad Ajmal Amir, is suspected to be a LeT cadre and a resident of Faridkot in Pakistan’s Punjab province.

  • November 26: At least 144 civilians, including at least 26 foreigners, 22 security force (SF) personnel and nine terrorists were killed and more than 300 persons sustained injuries in the multiple terrorist attacks in Mumbai. Among those killed were chief of the ATS, Hemant Karkare, Additional Commissioner of Police (east Mumbai), Ashok Kamte, and Inspector of the Anti Extortion Cell in Mumbai Police, Vijay Salaskar. The terrorists, who apparently came in by boats, struck at 10 places in south Mumbai including five-star hotels, hospitals and train stations. Among the locations attacked were: Oberoi-Trident Hotel, Taj Hotel, Nariman House, Wadi Bunder, Cama hospital, GT hospital, VT station, Leopold Cafe, Girgaum and Metro cinema. There were also reports of a low intensity blast in Ville Parle and grenade attack in Santa Cruz. An unknown outfit, Deccan Mujahideen, sent an email to news organizations claiming that it carried out the attacks.

  • November 21: The Maharashtra ATS invoked the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crimes Act (MCOCA) against one more Malegaon bomb blast suspect, identified as Sudhakar Chaturvedi, besides 10 other suspects.

  • November 20: The ATS decided to invoke the Maharashtra Control of Organized Crimes Act (MCOCA) against all 10 suspects arrested in the Malegaon blast case. At a press conference in Mumbai, ATS chief Hemant Karkare said, "There was no need for each of the accused to have more than one charge sheet as prescribed under the Act. There were other provisions which could be used to apply the MCOCA". The case will now shift to the special MCOCA court in Mumbai from Nashik and the investigation would be completed within 90 days, he added.

    The ATS is going to take custody of the Abhinav Bharat leader Sudhakar Chaturvedi from the Matunga police. Sudhakar Chaturvedi, national coordinator of the Abhinav Bharat, was allegedly involved in planning the Malegaon blast along with Lt-Col Prasad Shrikant Purohit. Chaturvedi was arrested by Matunga police on November 4 on charges of carrying a revolver without licence and possessing a fake ID of Deolali military cantonment.

  • November 19: The Malegaon bomb blast suspect Lieutenant Colonel Prasad Shrikant Purohit was remanded to two-day police custody till November 21 by a Pune court in a case of forgery.

  • November 17: A Nashik court extended the judicial custody for eight Malegaon blast suspects, identified as Pragya Singh Thakur, Shiv Narayan Kalsanghra, Shyam Bhawarlal Sahu, Ajay Rahirkar, Jagdish Mhatre, Rakesh Dhawde, Sameer Kulkarni and Ramesh Upadhyay, till November 29.

    A special POTA court in Mumbai acquitted two accused of the 2003 Mumbai twin blasts case, identified as Rizwan Ladduwala and Mohammed Hassan Batterywala. This followed an order passed by the Supreme Court on October 21 upholding the Central POTA review committee’s order discharging them from the provisions of the Act.

  • November 16: An arrested Indian Mujahideen (IM) cadre from Mumbai confessed to the Ahmedabad police during interrogation that terrorist attacks in Indian cities are being financed though hawala (informal money transfer system) transfer from abroad. Amir Raza Khan, brother of Asif Raza Khan, played a key role in the hawala racket that secured funding from individuals and institutions for jihadi activities in India.

  • November 14: A Nashik court remanded Malegaon blast accused Dayanand Pandey to police custody till November 26 and permitted police to conduct polygraph, narco-analysis and brain mapping tests on him.

  • November 13: The Mumbai ATS recovered the laptop of Malegaon blast accused Lt-Colonel Shrikant Prasad Purohit. Most of the contents in the laptop are reportedly about Abhinav Bharat, an organisation of Hindu hardliners who actively participated in this blast. "Purohit is also a co-founder of Abhinav Bharat.'' said an ATS officer.

  • November 12: The Mumbai ATS with the help of Uttar Pradesh ATS has arrested one more September 2008 Malegaon blast accused, identified as Dayanand Pandey alias Mahant Amritanand, the Peethadheeshwar (chief) of Sharda Sarvagya Peeth (monastery) in Jammu, from Rawatpur village under Kalyanpur police station in Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. He reportedly belongs to Varanasi and is currently residing in Trikutanagar locality of Jammu Tawi in Jammu and Kashmir. He had left for Jammu in 2003 and returned to Kanpur a couple of days back. He has been charged under the specific sections of the Explosives Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967.

  • November 10: A Nashik court remanded five Malegaon blast suspects, identified as Ajay Eknath Rahirkar, Jagdish Chintaman Mhatre, Rakesh Dattaram Dhawde, Sameer Kulkarni and Ramesh Upadhyay, to judicial custody till November 17. Rahirkar had reportedly given INR 1.95 lakh to Kulkarni, INR 85,000 to Upadhyay, and INR five lakh to various persons at the behest of Lt. Col. Prasad Shrikant Purohit. Rahirkar also transferred INR 10, 73,200 through hawala (informal money transfer system) channels, said Public prosecutor Ajay Misar.

  • November 9: The Maharashtra Police defused seven crude bombs in a grass heap at Majargaon village in Jalna district. The intensity of the bombs might have damaged a 100-feet area and no arrest had been made so far, said Superintendent of Police Sandeep Karnik.

    The Maharashtra ATS has arrested one more Malegaon blast accused, identified as Ramji, from the tribal-dominated Dangs district in south Gujarat. Ramji was employed as a "sevak" in Shabri temple and was alleged to have used Sadhvi Pragnya’s motorbike in Malegaon. He is reportedly linked to the Hindu Jagran Manch activist Swami Ashimananda.

  • November 6: The Maharashtra ATS said that Lieutenant-Colonel Shrikant Purohit had confessed to being the mastermind of September 29 Malegaon blast. He also admitted to supplying the RDX and weapons to members of the Abhinav Bharat, a radical Hindu outfit. "I am the mastermind of the blast. I arranged for the RDX and weapons but I can't understand how the weapons reached Abhinav Bharat members," Purohit reportedly said in his confession.

  • November 5: The Maharashtra ATS arrested another Malegaon blast suspect, identified as Lt Col Srikanth Purohit from Mumbai. Purohit was produced before a Nashik court, where he was remanded to 10 days of police custody and also allowed for narco-analysis tests. This is the first instance of an army officer being arrested in connection with a terrorist attack.

    Mumbai Police has identified two non-resident Indians (NRIs) as having provided part of the funds that sustained the operations of the Indian Mujahideen (IM). Both NRIs had bank accounts in the Gulf and these were being used to channel funds to IM members in Mumbai, the police said. The police have frozen both accounts and issued lookout notices against the two NRIs.

  • November 2: The Maharashtra ATS arrested three Malegaon blasts accused, Ajay Eknath Rahirkar, Jagdish Chintamani Mhatre and Rakesh Dattaram Dhawade. Ajay Eknath reportedly handled the finances of the group behind the September 29 blasts.

  • October 29: Two Malegaon blast suspects, Sameer Kulkarni and Ramesh Upadhyay, arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad were produced in a Nashik court and remanded to Police custody till November 10.

  • October 26: The ATS of the Maharashtra Police arrested one more suspect, identified as Major Prabhakar Kulkarni (retired), from Pune for links to the September 29 Malegaon and Modasa blasts. Kulkarni was commandant of the Bhosala Military School and two other alleged former servicemen, Major Y.D. Sahasrabuddhe and Major Ramesh Upadhyay, assisted him in providing training in making and exploding bombs using RDX, the ATS officials said. The prime suspect, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, along with her two accomplices, Shivnarayan Singh and Shyam Bhavarlal Sahu, was said to have been in constant touch with Major Kulkarni. Kulkarni reportedly worked as the secretary of the Hindu Sainiki Sanstha.

    The arrested IM cadre, Mansoor Peerbhoy, a software engineer, who allegedly wrote the e-mails ahead of serial blasts in various parts of the country, has expressed his willingness to become an approver and help the investigating agencies. The Joint Commissioner of Mumbai Police (Crime) Rakesh Maria said, "The application has been filed before the MCOCA court by his lawyer and we have been asked to file our say by November 4".

    The ATS of the Maharashtra Police arrested one suspect from Bhopal for his involvement in the September 29 blast in Malegaon and took him to Mumbai.

  • October 23: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested three persons on charges of being involved in the September 29 blast in Malegaon of Maharashtra. They were identified as a sadhvi (female saint) Pragnya Singh Chandrapal Singh, Shiv Narayan Gopal Singh Kalsanghra, and Shyam Bhawarlal Sahu. While Pragnya Singh was arrested from Surat in Gujarat, the other two persons were arrested from unspecified places in Madhya Pradesh. Subsequently, the Nashik Chief Judicial Magistrate’s court remanded the arrested to police custody till November 3. They have been booked under various sections of the Indian Explosives Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. The ATS chief Hemant Karkare said that the Forensic Sciences Laboratory report had revealed "traces of RDX" in the September 29 blast in Malegaon.

  • October 14: Mumbai Police claimed that three recently arrested terrorists belonging to the IM have confessed that they were part of the team that executed the blasts targeting the railway networks in Mumbai on July 11, 2006. Sadiq Shaikh, co-founder of the IM, who was arrested on September 24 in Mumbai; Arif Shaikh, who was held along with Sadiq; and Saif, who was held following the Jamia Nagar shootout in New Delhi on September 19 have claimed that they were the ones who caused the blasts in Mumbai's local trains on the orders of Riyaz Bhatkal of Karnataka. Five other men belonging to this module, as per their confession, are Mohammad Atif Amin and Mohammed Sajid, who were killed in the New Delhi shootout; Zeeshan, who was arrested after the shootout; and Saif's brother Dr Shahnawaz Khan and Abu Rashid, both of whom are absconding.

  • September 23: The Mumbai police arrested five suspected members of the IM. While Afzal Mutalib Usmani (32) was arrested from Uttar Pradesh, Mohammed Saddik Shaikh (31), Mohammed Arif Shaikh (38), Mohammed Zakir Shaikh (28) and Mohammed Ansar Shaikh were arrested from their Mumbai residences. All the accused, originally from Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh, have worked with the banned SIMI, Joint Commissioner (Crime), Rakesh Maria told journalists. "They broke away from SIMI to form the radical group of IM. Saddik, was one of the co-founders of the outfit along with Atiq, killed in the Delhi encounter, and Roshan Khan, who is yet to be traced. The police are on the lookout for Khan", Maria added. The police have booked the arrested terrorists under the Explosives Act, Arms Act, various sections of the Indian Penal Code and for criminal conspiracy. The recovered items from the arrested terrorists include 10 kilograms of gelatin or ammonium nitrate, 15 detonators, eight kilograms of ball bearings, four fully active electronic circuits, one sub-machine carbine, two .38 revolvers and 30 cartridges of 9 mm carbine and eight cartridges of .38 revolver.

  • September 11: The ATS in Mumbai charge sheeted six members of the Sanatan Sanstha, an organisation involved in the blast at a cinema hall in Panvel screening the movie ‘Jodhaa Akbar’ and for planting bombs in Thane and Navi Mumbai auditoriums, staging the Marathi play ‘Aamhi Panchpute.’ The organisation had claimed that the movie and the play showed Hindu goddesses in a bad light. The six persons, Ramesh Hanumant Gadkari, Vikram Vinay Bhave, Mangesh Dinkar Nikam, Santosh Sitaram Angre, Hemant Tukaram Chalke and Haribhau Krishna Divekar are in police custody.

  • August 26: Gujarat Police arrested Tanveer Pathan alias Sameer, a suspected SIMI member, from the Mira road area in Mumbai for his alleged involvement in the planting of bombs in Surat. Police sources said Pathan's name was revealed during the interrogation of Sajid Mansuri, an accused arrested in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts case.

  • August 22: Mumbai Police sources quoting information provided by Karimulla Khan Osan Khan, a key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, said that fugitive underworld gangster Dawood Ibrahim, his relatives and other associates are living in Pakistan. Additional Commissioner of Police (Crime) Deven Bharti said "According to Khan, many of the absconding accused in the blasts case are living in Pakistan where they have been given various jobs." Dawood, who has stakes in many businesses in Karachi and lives in the city, is allegedly involved in construction projects across Pakistan, Bharti said. Dawood is allegedly protected at his Karachi residence by former Pakistani armed forces personnel and Khan has claimed that he had seen the gangster meet with ISI officials at his Karachi residence.

  • August 21: The ATS of the Mumbai Police arrested Feroz Mehboob Pathan (32), a suspected to SIMI member and part of the recently neutralised sleeper module of the outfit, from the Ghorpade Peth area of Pune in connection with the July 26 Ahmedabad serial blasts.

    Maharashtra Police have arrested a key accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, Karimullah Khan Osan Khan, at Nallasopara, a Mumbai suburb. Joint Commissioner (Crime), Rakesh Maria, told journalists that Khan (46) was a declared absconder and a red corner notice was issued against him in 1995. The Central Bureau of Investigation had announced a reward of INR 500000 for information on him. Maria said Khan was a close confidant of a blast convict, the late Ejaz Pathan, and was instrumental in overseeing the landing of RDX and other ammunition on the Shekhadi coast in Maharashtra’s Raigad district.

  • August 2: Immigration officials at the Mumbai International Airport detained a passenger in connection with a blast in the Judicial Magistrate First Class court in Hubli in Karnataka in May 2008. The passenger Iqbal Shaukat Ali is alleged to be a SIMI activist. A resident of Belgaum in Karnataka, Ali had fled to Sharjah soon after his name emerged as one of the major suspects in the blast. Subsequently, he was remanded to four days of police custody.

  • June 4: An explosion in the parking lot of a drama theatre in Thane injured seven persons. The explosive was wrapped in a plastic bag and was placed on a cycle. It exploded when staff of the theatre tried to remove it.

  • April 10: Mumbai Police arrested two SIMI cadres from the Thane district. The duo, identified as Irshad Salim Khan and Israr Ahmed Abdul Hamid Tailor, are believed to be close to the arrested SIMI secretary-general, Safdar Nagori. Khan is a civil engineer by profession and was the former president of the outfit while Israr Ahmed is a computer professional.

  • March 11: A senior cadre of the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Dr Arif Abrar, who had surrendered before a lower court in Nagpur in January 2008, was granted bail by the 10th Ad hoc Sessions Judge. Abrar who was lodged in the Nagpur central jail after police interrogation is expected to be released shortly. Defence lawyer A.M. Rizway stated that court found no incriminating evidence against him.

  • February 16: An ex-Serviceman, Shailesh Jadhav, was arrested, from the Pune railway station when he was about to board a train for Jodhpur, for having alleged links with Pakistan’s external Intelligence agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). Some classified documents pertaining to the Army were seized from his possession.

  • October 15: The Mumbai Police claimed to have arrested an ISI agent recently. Police sources said that the agent, identified as Mohammed Qamar Shafi Afghani, was passing vital information to Pakistan. Afghani lived in the Govandi slums from where the Police had earlier arrested Mohammed Ali, another person accused in the July 11, 2006 Mumbai explosions case. Police seized Afghani’s passport, a CD, ration card and five credit cards, which were reportedly gifted by an ISI agent called Tayyeb. Afghani had visited Pakistan twice - in 2006 and 2007. Joint Commissioner of Police, K. P. Raghuvanshi, said, "We had information that Afghani had been clicking photographs and passing information on some vital institutions in Mumbai. We have got his remand till October 26.’’

    An anonymous e-mail threatening to blow up the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) and the National Stock Exchange (NSE) was received in Mumbai. Joint Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), K.L. Prasad, said, "An NSE official has received the e-mail and I asked for security to be beefed up at the buildings immediately after being told about it."

  • September 26: Mumbai Police found six low-intensity crude bombs near the Andheri railway station and arrested two persons in connection with the recovery. Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime), Rakesh Maria, said the bombs were made of low-intensity explosives such as gunpowder in which nails, ball bearings and nut-bolts were used as shrapnel. Those arrested were identified as Rajeev Jaigovind Singh and Soumitra Badal Roy. Singh was carrying the bombs in a backpack while Roy was arrested following Singh’s interrogation.

  • August 12: The Aurangabad city Police seized 29 kilograms of ammonium nitrate explosive abandoned by a man in an auto rickshaw near the Aurangabad railway station. Police said that the man, aged around 30, had earlier alighted from the Devagiri Express, running between Secunderabad and Mumbai Central, at around 2330 hours and boarded an auto rickshaw to reach the central bus stand.

  • July 15: The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Mumbai Police in collaboration with the Kutch Police in Gujarat claimed to have neutralized a sleeper cell of Pakistan-based militant outfit Al Badr that was operating from the Bhendi Bazaar area of Mumbai since 2006. Pakistani national Mohammed Salim Memon alias Salim Malai and two other local operatives - Sultan Ansari of Nagpada and Irfan Lakhani of Mumbra - were arrested from different parts of Mumbai. Preliminary investigations revealed that Memon had been staying illegally in the Bhendi Bazaar area for more than 30 years. Memon was first arrested on May 8 by the ATS from Nagpada area while in possession of 30 fake credit cards which he was attempting to sell to unsuspecting people and had been released on bail later.

  • July 12: Police in Pune arrested a person hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, who was working as a watchman, for suspected links with a terrorist outfit in his home State. "The person is in our custody since last evening and we are probing his alleged links with a terrorist organisation operating in Jammu and Kashmir," an unnamed Police officer said.

  • May 25: A team of Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh Police arrested a meat shop owner from Jalna in central Maharashtra on suspicion that he had carried the RDX packed in containers that were blown up in the May 18 bomb blast in Hyderabad, capital of Andhra Pradesh. The arrested person, Shoaib Faqruddin Jagirdar, is also a muttawali (custodian) of a local dargah (shrine), is suspected to have played a key role in sending four youth along with RDX from Jalna to Hyderabad.

  • May 20: The Nagpur Police seized 6.9 tonnes of the ammonium nitrate-based explosive ANFO (Ammonium nitrate-fuel oil), the same type of explosive used in the Mumbai train blasts on July 11, 2006, from a quarry near Kuhi, about 45 kilometres from Nagpur. Five persons, including the quarry owner, were arrested.

  • February 13: Abdul Qayyum Shaikh, an accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and a key member of the fugitive underworld Dawood Ibrahim gang, was arrested at Panjrapole junction in Mumbai by the city Police.

  • January 20: Four persons were arrested and 6.5 kilograms of TNT explosives were recovered from them in suburban Andheri of North-West Mumbai. Two of the arrested persons were identified as Sakhu Gaikwad and Gautam Telore from Igatapuri in the Nasik District.

  • January 8: An alleged aide of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was arrested by the Special Cell of the Delhi Police in Mumbai. The accused, identified as Ateek Ahmed, is a proclaimed offender wanted in several cases of murder, attempt to murder, riots, Arms Act and Explosive Substances Act registered in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.


  • December 16: The Anti-Terrorist Squad of the Mumbai Police arrested Abrar Ahmed, suspected of planting bombs in the textile town of Malegaon on September 8. He is ninth person to be arrested in the case.

  • November 21: The Maharashtra Police arrested one more person, identified as Hamid, for his alleged role in the Malegaon serial bomb blasts, from an unidentified location in the Yavatmal District.

  • Ten members of the Pakistan-based gangster Dawood Ibrahim's gang were arrested by the Mumbai Police after having been deported from the United Arab Emirates. They were identified as Anjum Phajlani, Jameel, Sabir Shaikh, Salim Fruit, Sayyed Mehandi, Mustafa Ghulam, Khota Shakeel, Aziz Chaipani, Arif Bhaijaan and Shahid Qureshi.

  • November 8: A cadre of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Imran Ansari, having alleged links with the July 11 Mumbai serial train blasts case accused Rahil Sheikh, was arrested under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

  • November 7: Two Unani (traditional oriental medicine) doctors, Salman Farsi Aaimi and Farogh Iqbal Makhdomi, were arrested in overnight raids at Malegaon and Govandi in the Nasik District in connection with the Malegaon bomb blasts.

  • November 2: The Maharashtra Police arrested Shabbir Ahmed Masiullah Ansari alias Batterywallah for his alleged involvement in the Malegaon bomb blasts. Ansari was already in the custody of Mumbai Police since August 2 for his alleged complicity in the Malegaon blasts.

  • October 30: Maharashtra Police arrests Noorul Hooda Shamshul Hooda, a SIMI activist, in connection with the Malegaon serial bomb blasts of September 8, 2006.

  • October 8: A suspected SIMI cadre, Nurullah Samsudoha, is arrested from the Jaffar Nagar area of Malegaon town.

  • October 3: Maharashtra Police arrests Asif Khan Bashir Khan alias Junaid alias Abdullah from Belgaum in the Karnataka State in connection with the July 11, 2006, Mumbai serial blasts.

  • September 28: Maharashtra Police arrest three persons, identified as Mohammed Ali of Govandi, Sajid Ansari of Mira Road and Abdul Wahid of Mumbra, for their alleged involvement in the 7/11 Mumbai blasts conspiracy.

  • September 11: A bomb connected to a remote control device was found and subsequently defused outside the Lifeline Hospital at Nashik.

  • September 10: Police seizes 29 boxes of detonators each containing 50 pieces, 11 boxes of gelatine, each containing 25 kilograms, 75 pieces of wire and five bags of ammonium nitrate, each containing 50 kilograms in Tembha village off the Mumbai-Nashik highway in the Thane District.

  • September 8: Forty people were killed and 65 others sustained injuries in three bomb blasts at Malegaon town in the Nashik District.

  • August 23: Two suspects in the October 2005 Delhi serial bomb blasts are remanded to custody of the Mumbai Police till August 28 by a local court in Mumbai. Firoz Abdul Latif Ghaswala and Mohammed Ali Chippa, who were lodged in a jail in Delhi, are brought to Mumbai and produced before a local court.

  • August 22: Mumbai Police shot dead a suspected Pakistani terrorist and arrested another in an encounter at Antop Hill in Mumbai. Police also recovered one AK 47, some cartridges and a white powdery substance from the encounter site.

  • August 18: Two SIMI cadres are arrested from the Wardha District on suspicion of their alleged involvement in terrorist activities. Police sources said that while Waqar Baig Yusuf Baig was arrested from Mahadeopura in Wardha city, Jitaullah Rehman Mehmood Khan was detained at Kazipur in the textile township of Hinganghat.

  • August 13: Mumbai Police claim to have neutralized a Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT) module in the capital by arresting two suspected militants, identified as Shabbir Ahmed Mushiullah, a resident of Malegaon in Nasik, and Nafiz Ahmed Jamir Ahmed Ansari, a resident of Govandi in north-east Mumbai.

  • August 12: The Anti-Terrorist Squad of Maharashtra Police arrests Ehtesham Siddiqui, an activist of the outlawed SIMI, in connection with the July 11 serial blasts in Mumbai.

  • August 8: Three SIMI cadres were arrested in connection with the July 11 Mumbai serial blasts from Nagpur. They were identified as Shakil Warsi, Shakir Ahmed Nasi and Mohammad Rehan Khan.

  • August 1: Police arrested a suspected agent of the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), Pakistan's external intelligence agency, identified as Arif Lakhani, from Manmad in the Nashik District. Lakhani was allegedly sending military information to a Pakistani handler operating from New Delhi.

  • July 23: Tanvir Ansari, a doctor, practising Unani medicine in central Mumbai, who Police said is an operative of the Lashkar-e-Toiba, was arrested in connection with the 7/11 explosions in Mumbai.

  • July 20: Mumbai Police's Anti-Terrorist Squad arrests two persons in Bihar and one in Navi Mumbai in Maharashtra in connection with the July 11 serial blasts in Mumbai. Khalid Aziz Raunak Aziz Sheikh and Kamal Ahmed Mohammad Vakil Ansari, belonging to Basupatigaon in the Madhubani District, near the India-Nepal border are arrested from Patna in Bihar. Mobile phones and half kg of black powder are recovered from them. Police said the arrested have links in Nepal and Bangladesh and are part of a larger terrorist network.

  • July 12: At least 350 persons are detained for interrogation in connection with the 7/11 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai. Most of the detentions are made in Malwani, a north-eastern suburb of the metropolis.

  • July 11: At least 200 persons are killed and 700 others are injured in seven bomb blasts targeting the railway networks in Mumbai. First class compartments of trains at Mira-Bayandhar, Jogeshwari, Mahim, Santacruz, Khar, Matunga and Borivli stations on the Western Railway are targeted in the serial explosions.

  • June 20: The Mumbai Police, during raids at various places in south Mumbai and Andheri, arrested at least 13 unidentified persons who are involved in the circulation of counterfeit Indian currencies. The arrested are linked to the ISI in its plan to subvert the Indian economy. Reports added that most of the fake currencies are made in Bangladesh or Pakistan.

  • June 1: Three suspected LeT terrorists are shot dead during an abortive attempt to storm the headquarters of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), a right-wing Hindu organization, at Nagpur.

  • January 6: The Mumbai Police arrests three suspected LeT terrorists from Nagpada in south Mumbai and seized some arms and material used for manufacturing explosives from their possession.

  • January 4: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arrests Riyaz Siddiqui, an aide of extradited gangster Abu Salem, for allegedly supplying arms and ammunition to those who carried out the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai.

Source: Compiled from English language media sources.





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