MUMBAI: Mumbai police and Maharashtra ATS officers on Tuesday questioned the relations of terror suspect Jaan Mohammad Shaikh, arrested for allegedly being a part of a Pakistan-organised module, and searched his residence right here, police stated.
Earlier within the day, the Delhi Police’s Particular Cell busted a Pakistan-organised terror module with the arrest of six males, together with two Pak- ISI educated terrorists, officers stated.
Shaikh (47) alias ‘Sameer Kalia’, whose household stays at Sion in Central Mumbai, is amongst these arrested by the Particular Cell and allegedly has underworld hyperlinks.
As his arrest grew to become public, personnel from the Mumbai crime department and native police rushed to his residence and questioned his relations, who keep in a room in a slum in Sion, they stated.
Shaikh had been staying in the home along with his relations since the previous few years, police stated.
He’s married and has two daughters, they stated, quoting native residents.
Police made enquiries about his background with the relations and neighbours, an official stated.
In addition they searched the home to get extra details about Shaikh’s actions, he stated.
The relations had been requested about how he was got here into contact with the module, the official stated.
Later, a group of the Maharashtra ATS additionally reached Shaikh’s residence and gathered particulars about his household background and carried out verification, he stated.
Numerous mediapersons had assembled outdoors Shaikh’s residence.
Police personnel had been deployed within the space to keep up order and keep away from any untoward incident.
Talking to mediapersons, Shaikh’s neighbours stated they had been shocked to listen to about his reference to the phobia module.
One among them stated Shaikh was often known as a “household man” who by no means obtained into any argument with residents of the realm.
He was a driver by career and his spouse does some family job, a girl resident stated.
Shaikh owns the home and had been residing there since years, she stated, including he misplaced his mother and father a decade in the past.
One among his daughters research in faculty, the lady stated.
In accordance with the Delhi Police, the terrorists had been allegedly planning a number of blasts throughout the nation in the course of the upcoming festivals.
They had been arrested following raids in Delhi and elements of Uttar Pradesh.
The Delhi police stated the arrested males had been tasked individually to execute completely different points of the phobia plan.
Shaikh, an underworld operative and shut contact of Anees Ibrahim, who’s brother of Dawood Ibrahim, was tasked by a Pak-based particular person linked with underworld operatives hiding in Pakistan, to make sure easy supply of improvised explosive units (IED), subtle weapons and grenades to completely different entities in India, they stated.