Mumbai Blast Photos - On Friday, the ATS team questioned Danish Riaz alias Safi nabbed by the Detection of Crime Branch in addition to getting leads of the scooter on which one of the bomb had been planted.
In the first lead into Mumbai blast investigations, a team of Maharashtra ATS camped in the city to investigate into how a city trader owned scooter was used in the Zaveri Bazar blast on Wednesday. However, later in the night it was learnt that scooter owner was cleared by the police of involvement in the plot.
Primary investigations revealed that the scooter on which one of the bombs was planted was owned by a diamond trader from Manek Chowk area in Ahmedabad, Madan Sanghvi. The trader had shifted to Mumbai before a few months and was to apply for the local registration number of the vehicle.
Sources said that, he had parked his scooter and went inside a building for some work. "Some unidentified person kept a tiffin bomb on the scooter, which eventually exploded," he reportedly told the cops. However, the Mumbai sleuths questioned him after the blast and reportedly gave him a clean chit. Sources said that Sanghvi shifted to Mumbai to settle there before few months.
Meanwhile, a separate team of Maharashtra ATS along with the Mumbai Crime Branch is interrogating Danish for his alleged connection with the IM operatives. Danish was recently arrested by the city police in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts.
Danish is believed to be a key resource person of IM operatives. A resident of Ranchi in Jharkhand, Danish used to work in a software company in Hyderabad. He was present in the terrorist camp conducted in Kerala before the 26/7 serial blasts.
Danish was arrested on a tip off provided by Shaikh Mujeeb, another IM operative nabbed by the Madhya Pradesh police. The teams had interrogated Danish on Friday and the questioning may continue for few more days. Police sources said so far no leads have been provided by him.
He was interrogated in connection with the people involved in IM operations in the present context and also to know IM's future plans. The role and location of Danish was revealed during Mujeeb's interrogation by a team of DCB. A graduate of arts, Danish worked in ESN Technology at Banjara Hills in Hyderabad.