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The Maharashtra ATS has alleged that the mastermind of the February 13 German Bakery attack, Himayat Baig, was trained to assemble explosives in Colombo.

The charge sheet submitted to the Judicial Magistrate in Pune stated that he was trained by two other also accused in the case when they visited the Sri Lankan capital in March 2008.

A copy of the 2500-page chargesheet, which was filed by the ATS in the court of Judicial Magistrate S. Bose on Saturday, was handed over to Baig who was produced in the court on Monday.

According to certain details of the document shared by Defence Counsel A. Rahman with the press, Baig is charged with designing the German Bakery terror attack along with Faiyaz Kagzi and Sayyad Ansari, two of the six co-accused named in the case, who are absconding.

Baig, who ran a cyber cafe in Udgir, later finalised the plan to attack the eatery in the last week of January 2010 and went to Mumbai along with two other accused - Mohasin Choudhary and Bhatkal - to purchase a sack to keep the bomb and a Nokia mobile, the prosecution has alleged as quoted by Mr. Rahman.

The bomb that was planted in the Pune eatery at 17:00 hours went off killing 17 persons including some foreigners and injuring over 60.

The six other co-accused charged along with Baig are - Yasim Bhatkal, Mohsin Choudhary, Riyaz Bhatkal, Iqbal Bhatkal, Faiyaz Kagzi and Sayyad Ansari--- all stated to be absconding.

Mr. Rahman took instructions from Baig, who was brought to the court without a shroud.

ATS officer Vinod Satav told the Magistrate that names of some witnesses had been deleted from the chargesheet to protect their identity.

Baig is charged under various sections of IPC, Explosives Substances Act and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.

The Defence Counsel said he would contest the omission of witnesses’ names in higher court. The Counsel also said that Baig had denied all charges mentioned by the ATS.

The Magistrate committed the case to the Sessions Court where a special judge will hear it.

The massive chargesheet is kept in custody of the judge and its details were not made public. ( PTI)


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  • channa Monday, 06 December 2010 03:42 PM

    It was the LTTE....

    knight Rider Tuesday, 07 December 2010 04:09 AM

    so many of the bomb attacks in Colombo could have been practice sessions ??

    saman Tuesday, 07 December 2010 03:06 AM

    Shifan You are perfectly correct

    shifan Tuesday, 07 December 2010 01:24 AM

    india always want to keep sri lanka as war zone, this is another trap to harm the name of mother lanka

    MagodisThuma Tuesday, 07 December 2010 12:02 AM

    EX Tigers have vacancies all around the world !

    iruth Monday, 06 December 2010 06:09 PM

    channa and nagu - dont be hurry. India will check it is LTTE or sri lanka ... ok

    Fair N Square Monday, 06 December 2010 06:04 PM

    Another conspiracy theory to stop Sl Muslim travelers to India. They don't issue visas to SL citizens IF u have traveled to Pakistan. Thats a violation of freedom of travel, a basic Human right.

    karu Monday, 06 December 2010 06:03 PM

    India is reaping what their leaders sow.

    lankan Monday, 06 December 2010 04:48 PM

    This is not LTTE,this is something else,we public should be told the truth.Governtment please come out with the truth.

    nagu Monday, 06 December 2010 03:43 PM

    This was when LTTE was there....Dont worry now.......

    Nan Monday, 06 December 2010 12:38 PM

    ok 1st it was pakistan, then it was india, now germany? whats with every looking at colombo as a city that nurtures terrorist bombers??

    Mushi Monday, 06 December 2010 03:21 PM

    This is not good for reputation of colombo specially when govt tries to make colombo a more popular international city.

    micky Monday, 06 December 2010 03:15 PM

    @susan, shame on u

    psunil Monday, 06 December 2010 03:10 PM

    Has Sri Lanka become a training base for these bomb makers ?..... what comes as training next ?

    nagu Monday, 06 December 2010 03:01 PM

    The LTTE is behing this....If they killed Rajiv Gandi, they can also kill innocent Indians...

    Susan Monday, 06 December 2010 02:52 PM

    Not suprised having Gota as the defence secretary.

    Anemagekata Monday, 06 December 2010 02:43 PM

    What the..?

    With a high security that prevailed in Colombo one had to think twice before taking a knife let alone bomb making stuff.

    jothi Monday, 06 December 2010 02:40 PM

    This not Germany'.Germany Beakery' is resturant name in Pune

    local boy Monday, 06 December 2010 12:49 PM

    by?


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