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Another arrest in case of Islamic State conspiracy

Photo: Twitter/@DGPMaharashtra

Photo: Twitter/@DGPMaharashtra  

In a fresh arrest over a suspected Islamic State plot to attack mass events using poisonous chemicals, the Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad has picked up a 34-year-old man from Mumbra in Thane district, taking the number of people in custody so far to 10.

Talha Podrik was arrested on Saturday, a squad official said on Sunday. A laptop, a tablet computer, a hard disk, pen drives, a router, mobile phones and diaries were seized from the residence of Podrik, he said.

The agency had earlier arrested eight people, and detained a minor boy, from Aurangabad and Thane after several teams carried out searches through January 21 and 22.

They were charged under Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and relevant provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Bombay Police Act.

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