Pune blasts: IM operative hid in a truck, was trying to enter Jaipur
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Mohammed Irfan Langda Mustafa, the fourth Indian Mujahideen operative to be arrested by the Special Cell, was reportedly hiding inside a truck which was trying to enter Jaipur.
Sources in the Special Cell said Irfan came under the radar of the Delhi Police when he spoke to his friend, a transporter in Jaipur.
After the Pune blasts, Irfan had allegedly fled Pune and stayed in various places in Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, police said.
"Irfan's friend is a transporter who drives his own truck. Irfan had taken shelter in Haryana in the first week of October and wanted to go to Rajasthan. When he called his transporter friend, we intercepted that call. At the time of his arrest, he was hiding inside the truck trying to enter Jaipur," an investigating officer said.
Investigating officers said two of the absconding IM militants were the IED experts.
According to them, the two men, along with the arrested IM operative Sayeed Feroze, had planted the bombs in Pune.
"Irfan was aware of the blasts and helped others with their accommodation and gave them hawala money from a contact in Pune. He has claimed that it was the other three militants including Sayeed Feroze who planted the bombs, " a senior police officer said.
Police are still trying to establish the identity of 'Raju bhai' and the two other militants, who went by the name Shaquir and Ahmed. They are now looking into files of terror accused in past cases.
"Out of the four we arrested so far, except Sayeed Feroze, the others are just small pawns. The two absconding militants were the real IED experts. From the description it appears they have been involved in previous terror cases in Maharashtra. We are on the lookout for them and have shared whatever information we have with the anti-terrorist agencies of other states," the officer said.
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