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‘Takla got passport with fake identity’

THE ASIAN AGE.
Published : Aug 20, 2018, 1:17 am IST
Updated : Aug 20, 2018, 1:17 am IST

According to CBI the passport was issued to him by the Indian consulate in Dubai, the CBI claimed in a chargesheet filed before TADA court in Mumbai.

Farooq Takla was brought from Dubai on March 8.
 Farooq Takla was brought from Dubai on March 8.

Mumbai: The alleged 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts’ conspirator, Farooq Takla, had managed to get an Indian passport under the fake identity of Mushtaq Mohammad Miyan in 2011. On March 8, 2018, he was brought from Dubai and was shown arrested at the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi.

According to CBI the passport was issued to him by the Indian consulate in Dubai, the CBI claimed in a chargesheet filed before TADA court in Mumbai. The CBI has alleged that Md Farooq Yasin Mansoor alias Farooq Takla had escaped to Dubai after 1993 blast and was living under an assumed identity of Mushtaq Mohammed Miyan.

 

After taking over the case, the CBI got a Red Corner Notice issued against Takla in 1995, the officials said. After getting input that Takla was living in Dubai under the cover of assumed identity of Mushtaq Mohammed Miyan, the agency got a fresh non-bailable warrant issued in August last year, they said.

Takla, then a resident of Shaikh Burhan Kamruddin Street, managed air tickets, accommodation, and briefing for five accused who had traveled to Pakistan via Dubai for getting training in handling of arms, ammunition and explosives, which were used in the blasts. He also briefed them about their steps to visit Pakistan for the training and return to Mumbai, the CBI has alleged in its chargesheet.

 

The agency has charged Takla with stringent provisions of Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act, which entail a maximum punishment of life term, besides IPC sections of criminal conspiracy and murder among others, which carries a maximum punishment of death.

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