Maharashtra government may take action against ATS chief

The ATS nabbed two suspects - Abudl Latif alias Guddu (29) and Riyaz Ali alias Rehah (23), both residents of suburban Bandra and Dahisar in Mumbai respectively - from near Matunga railway station in Central Mumbai on a specific tip off from the central intelligence agencies.  The two were receiving calls from one 'Chacha' (uncle) of Karachi, who was instructing them to stage a major terror attack by blowing ONGC's headquarters in Bandra suburb.
 While the plot was foiled, the ATS chief K P Raghuvanshi divulged so much details and even the identity of the Pakistani contact 'Chacha' that, according to Union Home Ministry's communication, the trail went completely dry thereafter.  The two had been asked to recruit jihadists from Mumbai and to send them to Pakistan. They had even submitted papers for passports of three recruits, who are now absconding.

 The central intelligence agencies were reportedly monitoring calls from 'Chacha' since March 5. “Revealing details of the investigation hurts probe,” Chavan said, while talking to reporters on the eve of the budget session of the state legislature.
When pressed over what action he contemplated now against the ATS chief, Chavan was non-committal and said he will speak to the Union home minister first.

‘Chacha’ identified as Bashir Khan
Mumbai, dhns: The Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad is now fairly certain that the ‘Chacha’ (Uncle) who was guiding the two terrorists to blow up ONGC headquarters in Mumbai was nobody else but Bashir Khan, an absconding accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial bombings case. The ATS will present the two suspects before a special court here on Thursday to seed further extension of their police custody.

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