Gun to be used to avenge Qateel murder seized: Cops
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Feroze Sayyed, one of the three alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives, was brought to Pune for investigation and reportedly taken back to Delhi on Sunday. Sources in Delhi police said two pistols, nine cartridges and batteries were seized during a search in Kondhwa. According to the police, one of the pistols was to be used to avenge the murder of Qateel Siddique, an alleged IM operative who was allegedly killed by Sharad Mohol and Ashok Bhalerao in Yerwada jail.
Sources with Pune police said the Delhi police team arrived in Pune with Feroze on Saturday afternoon. Later, they took him to a flat in Mithanagar area in Kondhwa, which belongs to an employee at his shop and a search was carried out there. The team also took Feroze to a flat which he had rented in Kasarwadi. Searches were carried out by them at some places including a workshop in Bhimpura and Shukrawar Peth.
Sources in the police said that two sophisticated English pistols, nine-ten cartridges and batteries were recovered from Feroze's worskhop in Pune. "This is the same pistol which was meant to be used to avenge IM operative Qateel Siddique's murder. However, as they could not locate the addresses of Sharad Mohol and Ashok Bhalerao, their plan could not be implemented," said an officer.
The special cell will visit Nanded with another accused Imran Khan to find out more links about IM operatives.
S N Srivastva, Special Commissioner of Police (special cell), confirmed that a team was in Pune with Sayyed Feroze. "I cannot say anything about the recovery. They will come back and brief us about their findings."
Ramnath Pokale, DCP (Zone II) said, "We provided the Delhi police team the local support they needed."
On Thursday, the Delhi Police claimed to have solved the Pune blasts case with the arrest of three alleged IM operatives Asad Khan, Imran Khan and Sayyed Feroze.
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