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ATS raid: 10th arrest in terror plot is engineer from Mumbra

Updated on: 28 January,2019 07:40 AM IST  |  Mumbai
Suraj Ojha and Faizan Khan |

Officials say Talha alias Abubakar Potrekar, 24, was in touch with an ISIS handler in Syria from 2014

ATS raid: 10th arrest in terror plot is engineer from Mumbra

Talah alias Abubakar Potrekar was produced in court in Aurangabad on Sunday. Pic/Abdul Basit


The Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) on Saturday arrested yet another youth from Mumbra who was allegedly part of a larger conspiracy busted by the ATS last week with the arrest of nine youths, including a minor, from Mumbra and Aurangabad, The accused were believed to be inspired by the banned terror organisation ISIS and have allegedly formed their own organisation, Ummat-e-Mohammadia, planning chemical attacks in India. The fresh arrest is an engineering graduate identified as Talha alias Abubakar Potrekar, 24.

Talha has been living in a rented flat at Dosti Emerald tower in Shil Daighar, Mumbra with his mother and grandfather since October 6, 2018, Talha's father, Hanif Potrekar, works in Dubai.




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Talha's flat in a Mumbra high-rise was locked when mid-day visited



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