Sunday, 23 August 2015

ASI suspended, probe against PI Dongare

Inquiry against PI Rajkumar Dongre ordered for not taking the case seriously
Shruti's sister Shraddha told the media that ASI Khatavkar used abusive language with her and her deceased sister. She alleged that the police had acted softly with Swapnil after the first complaint was lodged Court permission. "If an accused has to be rearrested in any case, prior permission has to be sought from a court of law. Accordingly, court permission has been obtained. Swapnil, who had acquired bail on August 19, had been at large since then. Police teams were sent to Pune, Mumbai, Gangapur, Jalna and other places but finally he was caught in Newasa," said the investigating officer. Probe handed over to crime branch
Shruti consumed sleeping pills on August 17 and a case of eve-teasing was registered against Swapnil on the following day. Shruti died on August 20 and Swapnil later charged with abetting suicide. "After the case was handed over to the crime branch by the Cidco police inspector, crime branch inspector Avinash Aaghav is looking into it," said the CP. Inquiry against PI Rajkumar Dongre ordered for not taking the case seriously.
Cidco ASI Harish Khatavkar has been suspended for allegedly using rude language with Shruti Kulkarni, who committed suicide. Similarly, an inquiry against Cidco PI Rajkumar Dongre has been ordered for not taking the matter seriously, commissioner of police (CP) Amitesh Kumar told newspersons today. 
More importantly, ASI Raju Vaishnava and head constable N D Hiwale were already suspended in this matter. Shruti Kulkarni, a resident of Cidco N-7, who took the extreme step on August 17 following the alleged torture by Swapnil Miniyar, breathed her last on August 20 while undergoing treatment. 

Swapnil used to torture Shruti by calling her on phone and sending lewd messages. 
A complaint was lodged against him on July 24, but the police officers took action only after 10 days by arresting him. He was released on bail on the following day. Had the police acted in time, the life of Shruti could have been saved, claimed her relatives. After his release, Swapnil again started torturing Shruti and threatening her on phone. Fed up with the constant torture by him, Shruti reportedly gulped down sleeping pills to kill herself on August 17 and died two days later while being treated. When the media highlighted the issue, senior officers reportedly took the police officers concerned to task. The CP said following the complaint received against ASI Khatavkar, deputy commissioner of police Vasant Pardeshi was directed to submit a report after registering the statement of Shruti's sister and relatives. 

Swapnil Miniyar caught at Newasa

The crime branch police tonight arrested Swpanil Miniyar, who had abetted the suicide of Cidco, N-7 girl Shruti Kulkarni, near Newasa village in Ahmednagar district. He had been hiding there for the last three days. Deputy commissioner of police Sandeep Atole said on August 17 Shruti ended life by consuming sleeping pills as she was being harassed by Miniyar. The latter was sending lewd text messages to her and threatened her. On August 18, Swapnil was arrested for molesting her but got bail. He then went underground. Meanwhile, Shruti died on August 20 after which a case of abetting suicide was registered. 
The commissioner of police had formed eight squads to nab the culprits and the probe was given to the crime branch. The police traced calls made by the accused to his friends and relatives. On Saturday morning, he called up his friend after which the police traced his mobile location. At 8 pm, he was caught at Newasa.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Finally, Raka's Club contractor booked

A case has been registered against contractor Sunil Raka of Jyotinagar-based Raka's Lifestyle Club for breaching the AMC contract by running illegally hukka parlour and making illegal construction with the Osmanpura police station under pressure from Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) office-bearers. It may be noted here that Raka's Lifestyle Club was raided by police few months back for running hukka parlour without permission and some youths were also arrested during the action.

A non-cognizable offence was registered in this case by Osmanpura police station.
The civic body had signed a contract with M/s Shalaka Engineers and Raka's Lifestyle on BOT basis in 2007. According to the agreement, the contractor was not allowed to carry out any construction without AMC permission. But contractor Raka made some illegal constructions and also started hukka parlour, restaurant, dance club, sangeet academy without permission from the AMC. He had also fixed CCTV cameras near the swimming pool. After noticing these irregularities, the AMC office-bearers and general body had issued orders to the AMC administration to file case against Raka. The AMC authorities were dilly-dallying in filing case against the contractor, but at last they had to bow under the pressure of office-bearers. 

Civic chief took the advice in this regard from the legal expert, but despite receiving the report from expert the administration was backing contractor for the past 15 days. Taking note of this, office-bearers met police commissioner Amitesh Kumar and requested him to issue order for filing the case against contractor. AMC deputy commissioner Ayyub Khan approached the Osmanpura police station on Sunday and filed complaint against Raka's Lifestyle Club contractor Sunil Raka and later police filed case against Raka. PI Gautam Phasale is investigating the matter further.

Saturday, 11 July 2015

Low-cost flight from July 26

The long-awaited low-cost air service from Aurangabad to Hyderabad will begin from July 26. 
Turbo Jet to start A'bad-Hy'bad air service Free pick-up facility

TruJet is also the first carrier in the country to offer free pick-up and drop facility on the routes like Aurangabad (to Shirdi) and Tirupati (to Nellore). Local Airport Manager of Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd Swapnil Harkal said that Aurangabad-Hyderabad service will commence from July 26 but the fare of the flight has been not fixed yet. Turbo Jet to start A'bad-Hy'bad air service Lokmat News Network
Aurangabad, July 11

The Hyderabad-based regional carrier TruJet, part of Turbo Megha Airways Pvt Ltd is commencing its maiden flight on July 12 from Hyderabad to Tirupati and Rajahmundry. All the metro cities are currently over-crowded with several carriers, however, regional areas are still not connected to the air services. As part of easing load of the regional passengers, TruJet will connect 10 cities including Aurangabad, Hubli and Mangalore and others.

The local devotees will be able to fly directly to Tirupati to take darshan of Lord Bajali while passengers from Hyderabad can also reach Shirdi for Sai Darshan directly. TruJet conducted test flight of Hyderabad-Aurangabad route last week. The flight will have 72 passengers on board. 

The plane will land at Chikalthana Airport at 12.50 pm daily from July 26 onwards, while the flight from the city will take off at 1.15 pm and will touch down Hyderabad around 2.55 pm. It will take over one hour and a half hours to reach Hyderabad. The carrier has proposed to launch air service for Aurangabad-Bengaluru route also. This will enhance connectivity of Aurangabad with other cities.

Tuesday, 7 July 2015

Sports complex construction set to resume soon

Construction of the much-touted sport-cum-commercial complex of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) at Cidco N10 that was halted one-and-a-half years ago resume soon as the Cidco authorities on Tuesday have hinted at giving green signal to the project.

The construction was halted after the Cidco authorities asked the municipal administration to obtain a formal no objection certificate (NOC) from them. "Earlier, when the land was in Cidco's possession, it was reserved for a stadium. But the AMC started building a commercial and sport complex without informing the Cidco. Now, the civic body has made some changes in the plan and submitted a fresh proposal. The Cidco may approve the project within a day or to in the larger interest of the city," a senior Cidco officer said. The Cidco is likely to approve the project during their meeting with municipal authorities on Wednesday. 

The project was supposed to be completed by November 2014 but the authorities could complete less than 10% of the construction so far. The AMC, which had raised Rs 12.5 crore through auction of shops in the complex in February last year, would require only around Rs 5 crore to complete the project. 

The civic body had said that absence of a green signal from the Cidco was the main reason for the delay. "Earlier, the land was in Cidco's possession; so, we needed an official approval from it. We have been constantly pursuing the issue and hope to get the approval soon," said a senior civic official. The AMC is building 50 shops in the complex which are leased out for a period of 30 years. 

The cash-strapped civic body, which has been developing many commercial complexes under the build-operate, and transfer (BOT) model, had adopted a different route for developing the sport complex. It is coming up on a three-acre land reserved for sports ground. Under the project, the civic body will build a football stadium with two basketball courts in it. On the periphery of the stadium, 50 shops also will be constructed.

Thursday, 21 May 2015

Ban notification on tourist buses issued

The city police have notified the routes to be used by private tourist buses. Accordingly, they will be allowed to travel only up to Kalda Corner in the city. The notification comes into force from tomorrow (Thursday). 

Police said buses coming from Pune- Mumbai will have to take the right turn from the AS Club for the link road and will have to terminate their journey at Kalda Corner via Mahanubhav Chowk, Godawari Dhaba, Sangramnagar flyover and Easy Day mall ground. 

The buses coming from Mumbai, Nashik and Dhule will be diverted to AS Club Chowk from Nagar Naka and will take the same route up to Kalda Corner. The buses coming from Jalna side will take right turn from the Cambridge High School and will use the railway over bridge, Zalta T-poing, Beed Bypass, Godawari Dhaba and Kalda Corner via Easy Day mall ground. 

The buses coming from Jalgaon side will take left turn from the Cidco bus stand Chowk and will travel through Cambridge High School Chowk, railway over bridge, Zalta T-poing, Beed Bypass, Godawari Dhaba, Easy Day mall ground and Kalda Corner. No passenger can be picked up or dropped at any other place in the city. With this, the ban for entry for private tourist buses will be enforced between 7 am and 11 pm.

However, the buses ferrying schoolchildren, staffers, company workers, MSRTC passengers, government, semi-government buses, marriage party buses and tourists' luxury buses will be exempted, provided they have intimated the police in advance.
Objections are invited by the traffic branch of the city police in person in its office situated near Paithan Gate or on e-mail ID of - 

Saturday, 16 May 2015

Aurangabad-Dunhuang sister city pact sealed

Aurangabad (India) and Dunhuang (China), the two cities, which are divided by geographical boundaries, on Thursday, were united due to their historic past and religion. They have become the sister cities officially, as the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Chinese counterpart Li Keqiang signed the agreement, in Beijing yesterday. Chief minister Devendra Fadnavis also witnessed the historic pact as he is also on the PM's tour. India and China also signed an agreement on the establishment of the sister city relations between Chennai and Chongqing and Hyderabad and Qingdao, besides the agreement to develop the sister state relations between Karnataka and Sichuan.
Chinese delegation in city 
A delegation of Dunhuang (Gansu Province in China) led by mayor Jia Taibin was in the city and had called on the mayor of Aurangabad, Kala Ozha, on March 10, 2015.  The meeting was an initiative of the Indo-China Friendship Association (ICFA). The meeting had hinted at signing of the agreement as 'sister cities', which will help both the countries to exchange or share their good practices, promote and strengthen tourism, cultural and business relations as both Aurangabad and Dunhuang are historic cities and are known across the globe for having Buddhist Caves. The Chinese delegation had comprised Director (Department of Culture of Gansu Province) E Jun, Director (Duanhung Academy) Su Bomin and Counsel General of People's Republic of China (Mumbai) Zheng Xiyuan and many others. 
After winding up the meeting with the past mayor, deputy director general (Foreign Affairs) Lu Xinglai had mentioned of offering one month Fellowship to five local persons in Gansu-China, four scholarships to local students desirous to pursue higher education or undertake research from their universities (in China), exchange of cultural visits to China and identify business potential and develop commercial, cultural and tourism relations etc. MTDC, ASI and Bamu also have a role to play in promoting tourism, research and education abroad.
Benefits of agreement! 
Aurangabad is located on the famous ancient Silk Route that traversed across Asia to Europe while Dunhuang was also a major stop on the ancient Silk Route. Besides, Aurangabad is well-known for its Buddhists Caves due to the world heritage sites Ajanta (30 caves) and Ellora (34 caves), while Dunhuang is best known for the Mogao Caves (735 caves). The sister city agreement between Aurangabad and Dunhuang will help the State Government to promote India-China culture and tourism centred on Buddhism, which is common to both destinations and nations. Both the countries will market the heritage sites and places of interests of the two cities, aggressively.
It was learnt that India would organise a curated exhibition on the Chinese Buddhist monk Hsuan Tsang in India while Virtual Museums on Indian Culture will be developed in China. The director general (ASI) and the director general (National Museum) will also be visiting China for the purpose of academics and research on the cave murals of Aurangabad and Dunhuang. India is also hoping to procure Buddhist texts, if any, from Chinese temples, for translation into Sanskrit after the treaty.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

Man arrested for Rs.1-crore ransom

The crime branch of the city police arrested a man on the charge of seeking ransom of Rs 1 crore from the director of Rucha Engineering Company, Umesh Dashrathi, at a hotel in Waluj on Monday night at 9. The man accused of extortion has been identified as Mahesh Prabhuanna Chikankar (22, Pawannagar, Ranjangaon). He is a native of village Peer Mangrul in Washim district. He was arrested after 5 days of hide-and-seek between him and the crime branch cops and had agreed to accept Rs 30 lakh after bargaining.
The crime branch police inspector, Avinash Aghav, said that the Rucha Engineering manager, Nagnath Karade (35, Bajajnagar, Waluj), lodged a complaint stating that he received a call on his mobile phone from an unknown man on Thursday night at 8.30. The caller told Karade that he is in possession of a CD, of the company owner, Umesh Dashrathi, which he will hand over in lieu of Rs 1 crore and sought his mobile number. The wise manager, Karade, gave his another of his own mobile number saying that it was Dashrathi's number and as anticipated he received a call on that mobile phone immediately. This time Karade spoke like Umesh Dashrathi and started bargaining, that Rs 1 crore is too big an amount and he wouldn't be able to pay it. The extortionist agreed to hand over the CD to him at Rs 30 lakh. The deal took 2-3 days and 5-7 calls.
Meanwhile Umesh Dashrathi in person approached the police and informed them about the crime. The deputy commissioner of police (DCP, HQ), Vasant Pardeshi, directed PI Aghav to look into the matter and acting on the directions, Aghav laid traps for 5-6 times, but failed to nab the extortionist as he grew suspicious that the police were alerted.
Dahi-Handi trick worked
PI Aghav told Karade to tell Mahesh that it won't be safe to exchange CD and money in the city due to tight security for Dahi-Handi. Police were checking vehicles and Nakabandi had been enforced. So it would be safer to do meet in Waluj and Mahesh agreed. Karade phoned Mahesh and told him to come with the CD to Trupti Guest House in Maharana Pratap Chowk in Waluj on Monday night, where he would give the bag stashed with cash and Mahesh would give the CD. Mahesh agreed to do so and came at the guest house and was nabbed by the crime branch cops.

Surprisingly, it was found during the preliminary interrogation that Mahesh has been working in the same company as a foreman with the fake identity of Satish Rodge. He was working in the company till the day he was arrested. His motive was to take undue advantage of Umesh Dashrathi's simple personality, PI Aghav added. No CD exists After nabbing the accused, Mahesh Chikankar, the police sought from him the CD on the basis of which he was seeking ransom. He admitted that he did not have any CD but said he believed that he would be able to extort money by merely issuing threat about the existence of such a CD. Looking at the message sent in English by Chikankar, who is not an highly educated, police police that he must be having some accomplices. The accused was living at Pavannagar, Ranjangaon posing as Satish Rodge on the basis of documents of his cousin. News-LT

Friday, 8 August 2014

CMIA pursues IIM demand with Gadkari

A delegation of the Chamber of Marathwada Industries and Agriculture (CMIA) on Thursday made representation to Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari in New Delhi, raising various demands, including granting an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) for Aurangabad. The delegation also presented Marathwada vision document to the minister. Union ministers Anant Geete, Raosaheb Danve, MPs Ashok Chavan, Rajkumar Dhoot, Rajiv Satav, Sunil Gaikwad and others were also present.
While terming the demand for an IIM for Aurangabad justified, Gadkari assured the delegation of his full support. He said he would coordinate a meeting with HRD minister in this respect. 

The CMIA delegation informed the Union minister that land is available for setting up an IIM in Walmi area. While discussing Marathwada's infrastructure, the Union minister said the work of the National Highway-211 would be inaugurated on August 26 and asked the delegation to send a request for including Aurangabad ring-road in the NH-211 project. He also promised that a dry port for hassle-free export formalities would be established between Aurangabad and Jalna, if 500 acres of land is made available for it. 
He also assured of resolving the issue of steel industry regarding the clearance of unshredded imported scrap at container depot at Maliwada. Gadkari said a 4-lane road between Kalyan and Nanded is also under active consideration. MP Danve requested the Union transport minister to focus on these issues for the development of Marathwada. MP Ashok Chavan said all the issues raised by the CMIA are important and all the MPs from the region should pursue them with the Centre.
The 25-member delegation was comprised of CMIA president Munish Sharma, secretary Ritesh Mishra, industrialists Ram Bhogale, Mukund Bhogale, Ashish Pokarna, Gurpreetsingh Bagga, Adeshpalsingh Chabbda, Dr Ulhas Gawali, Anil Bhalerao, Sarita Garware, Ashish Garde, Milind Kank, Mukund Kulkarni and others.

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Aurangabad gets CAT centre for 1st time

The registration for the test will start on August 6 and end on September 30. At the time of registration, a candidate has to select three cities. There is same good news for the aspirants of Common Admission Test (CAT) 2014 as the city has been selected as the test centre for the first time in its history.

The CAT 2014 will be held in the city from November 16 to 22 this year. 
According to the sources, hundreds of local students from the city used to take CAT every year in metros to get admission to top B-schools of the country as the city was not the exam centre. Top 13 Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) conducted CAT-2013 at 40 centers across the country including four from the State-Mumbai, Nagpur, Navi Mumbai and Pune. The sources further said that the students and parents had been demanding to have centre in the cities like Aurangabad for the last several years as they had to spend time and money on travelling long-distance for the examination. The test which determines selection for the IIMs and other premier B schools, has made number of changes in the pattern and increasing centers this year. 

"This year CAT has increased the centers from 40 to 99. Number of test centers has increased to 11 in the state as compared to earlier four. The new centers are Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Amravati, Jalgaon, Kolhapur, Nashik and Solapur," the sources said. In 2013 the examination was conducted over a period of 20 days from from 16 October to 11 November. The duration of the test has been increased to 170 minutes from earlier 140 minutes. 

The number of questions in each section' Quantitative Ability and Data Interpretation, and Verbal Ability and Logical has also been increased to 50 from the existing 30 questions. The registration fee for the general candidates is Rs 1600, while for the reserved category students it is Rs 800, which is to be paid online at the time of registration. 

The eligibility criteria is that a candidate must hold a bachelor's degree with at least 50 (45 per cent for reserved category) per cent marks or equivalent.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Athlete dies at GMCH, negligence alleged

A 19-year-old woman athlete died in the Government Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Wednesday night following alleged negligence by doctors. According to details, Ashwini Bolkar, who was a rising star at national and international levels, was suffering from fever since July 22. She visited a clinic near her house. Following vomiting, she was later shifted to the municipal hospital (N-11), suspecting dengue. She was put on saline and administered an injection. Her CBC test was conducted as vomiting continued. The athlete was shifted to the GMCH on July 28 after it was found that white cell count in her blood had reduced drastically.

The GMCH doctors asked her family members on Monday that a sonography test could not be done on Tuesday being a public holiday. Due to this, she was rushed to the Hedgewar Hospital, where she could not be admitted due to lack of room. So, the patient was shifted back to the GMCH. Sahadu Bolkar, father of the victim, claimed that the doctors kept administering saline throughout the day on July 29. "Even on July 30, doctors ignored her condition. They removed water from her back for test. Her condition deteriorated further when she saw blood in the injection," he said.
Ashwini Bolkar was shifted to the ICU. The doctors did not know that her white cell count had gone down to 21,000 from 48,000. She breathed her last at 11 pm on Wednesday. She was cremated at a crematorium in N-11 on Thursday morning. Sahadu Bolkar said the doctors of the GMCH refused to give the medical report of his daughter. GMCH Medicine Department Head Dr Mangala Borkar denied the allegations of negligence by her parents. "Her condition was fine till Wednesday afternoon. However, it deteriorated in the night and she died. We were also shocked," Dr Borkar added. News-LT

Sunday, 13 July 2014

Contractors shift base due to bad goods shed

Goods get damaged in rain as they are kept in open in the absence of a proper shed. Lokmat 

Contractors and companies handling goods at the shed bear losses to the tune of Rs 2 crore during the rainy season due to the faulty design of shed at the Aurangabad Railway Station. 
The Goods Carriers' Association has chosen another railway station to load-unload goods due to unavailability of proper facilities at the city railway station.
Mohammed Aslam, president of Handling and Transport Contractors and Hundekari Association said despite paying a heavy amount for the services, the railway has failed to provide basic facilities as far as the goods shed is concerned. The shed is incomplete and not ready for proper services. Hence, contractors have to face losses of over Rs.10 lakh during the monsoon season. 
Aslam said, "The shade was redeveloped 20 years ago. Some minor repairs were carried out recently. The contractors had demanded redevelopment of the goods shed in 2011, which started in 2014."news-LT

BJP corners Sena over delay in clearing budget

• After the approval of the standing panel, the civic budget for 2014-15 has been waiting for mayor's clearance

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) cornered the Shiv Sena, its ally in the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), over the delay in clearing the civic budget for 2014-15.
A meeting of the BJP-Sena ruling alliance leaders was held at Subhedari Guest House in the presence of MP Chandrakant Khaire on Sunday. Issues related to various civic works and transfers of officials were discussed in the meeting. BJP members blamed Sena for the delay in clearing the civic budget.
After the approval of the standing committee, the civic budget was sent to mayor Kala Ozha, who belongs to Sena, but she is yet to pass it. 
On Saturday, BJP corporators had called on MP Khaire insisting on holding a meeting to discuss issues related development works and resolve differences among the ruling alliance members. Accordingly, a meeting was organised at Subhedari Guest House on Sunday.
Mayor Kala Ozha, deputy mayor Sanjay Joshi, MLA Pradeep Jaiswal, MLA Sanjay Shirsath, group leader Sanjay Kenekar, municipal commissioner Dr Harshdeep Kamble, city engineer S D Panzade, executive engineer Sikandar Ali, BJP city president Bhagwan Ghadamode and others were

Thursday, 3 July 2014

'Privatise property tax collection'

Earlier, civic body had passed resolution on property tax collection but the State had shot it down. The proposal on garbage collection died down in GB meet Lokmat News Network
Aurangabad, July 3

It seems the proposals on outsourcing the collection of property tax and lifting garbage would soon be revived as a majority of members in the standing committee on Thursday stressed on the need to rope in private partners for quality services.
There are 1.87 lakh properties, including some 40,000 commercial, and around 1.10 lakh water connections, including 10,000 commercial, on the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) record. Besides, the AMC daily collects and dumps around 400 tonnes of garbage at the Naregaon depot.
When the issue of pre-monsoon preparations was raised in the meeting, members Trimbyak Tupe, Surendra Kulkarni, Mir Hidayat Ali and Anil Jaiswal underlined that the city is expanding, but the civic body has failed to bring new properties of suburban areas on record.
Moreover, the solid waste management has also been paralysed, although the civic body spends around Rs 50 crore on the garbage collection and transportation. Inspite of this, one spots garbage lying in nooks and corners of main roads and bylanes in the city. The situation worsens during the monsoon. Hence, there is dire need of roping in private partners for better and quality service and earn good revenue. The paucity of funds is preventing AMC from launching development works.
The members also registered their protest against the collection of sewage cess, sewerage tax and now User Charges, introduced in 2013 against door-to-door garbage collection. 
This is sheer injustice on the part of citizens, they said.
As reported earlier, the AMC had passed the proposal of outsourcing property tax and sent to the State Government for its approval in September 2012, but the Government of Maharashtra (GoM) set aside the proposal on March 22, 2013. It remarked that the contractor will harass citizens while collecting tax.
In his clarification, assessor and collector of tax Shivaji Jhanjhan said, "The combined target collection of property tax and water tax during 2014-15 is Rs 100 crore. The AMC had collected Rs 11.85 crore, including Rs 8.25 cr as property tax and Rs 3.60 cr as water tax, from April to June." new-LT
Moreover, the proposal to outsource garbage collection was also passed in a standing committee, but heated discussions triggered in the general body and the proposal was rejected. 
However, some corporators are actively developing favourable conditions for the privatisation of garbage collection.

Wednesday, 2 July 2014

German Bakery: Indian Mujahideen terrorist arrested

Kolkata, July 2: An Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist, suspected to be involved in the German Bakery blast of Pune in 2010, was arrested from the city on Wednesday, the police said.
A special team of the Kolkata Police STF arrested Zahid Hussain, a Bangladeshi national, from outside Kolkata rail station under Chitpore police station in the evening hours.
Hussain, a resident of Mirpur in Bangladesh, is suspected to be one of the main conduits of IM leaders in India, a senior STF official told PTI on condition of anonymity.
"Zahid Hussain was in touch with all the important Indian Mujahideen leaders and used to supply them with fake Indian currency notes and explosives. He is also suspected to be involved in German Bakery blast in Pune," the official said. The explosion in German Bakery had left at least nine persons dead and scores injured in February 14, 2010.
"We are investigating all the aspects. He will be produced before the court tomorrow," he said. news-LT