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Suspected LeT operative Faiyaz Kagzi had trained Mirza Himayat Baig, who was arrested for his alleged role in 2010 Pune German bakery blast, at a camp in Colombo, the Maharashtra ATS said.

In 2008, Kagzi had trained LeT operative Baig in organising recruits and bomb-making techniques in a camp in the Sri Lankan capital for three weeks, an ATS official told PTI.

"In March 2008, Baig had been to Colombo after being called by Kagzi, an alleged former SIMI activist wanted in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case, for training in making bombs. Along with Kagzi, one more person was present during the training," the official said.

"The three had chosen Colombo as they thought it was a safe place and no security agency would have any doubt about their bomb-making activities. Moreover, Sri Lanka had visa-on-arrival facility then. After the training, they also decided as to through which mode of communication they would remain in contact in future," the ATS official said.

Kagzi had given Baig Rs 2.5 lakh to get a new identity and set up a base of radicals in Maharashtra, the source added.

Baig, who was on the run as he is wanted in many cases in Pune, kept on changing his locations from Beed to Bhatkal in Karnataka to Udgir in Latur district of Maharashtra, where the conspiracy for the German bakery blast was hatched, the official said.

Baig was arrested from Pune in September, 2010.

Earlier today, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) lodged an FIR against arrested terror suspect Abu Jundal and Kagzi, who is absconding, for hatching the 26/11 attacks conspiracy and aiding the Pakistan-trained terrorists.

In the charge sheet filed in a Pune court in the German bakery blast case, the ATS had named six other accused, suspected to be co-plotters and currently absconding, namely Mohsin Choudhary, Yasin Bhatkal, Riyaz Bhatkal, Iqbal Bhatkal, Faiyaz Kagzi and Zabihuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal.

Baig was arrested from Pune in September, 2010, nearly seven months after a powerful blast ripped through the famous eatery killing 17 people and injuring 56.

The ATS had in May 2006 seized 43 kg of RDX, 16 AK-47 assault rifles, 3,200 bullets and 50 hand grenades on the Nasik-Aurangabad highway and arrested 21 terror suspects.

  Comments - 17

  • s.m.Hafeel Friday, 29 June 2012 09:41 AM

    Is RAW is so weak to find out where the LeT get trained?

    Calistus Jayatilleke Friday, 29 June 2012 03:43 AM

    This is called "Training the Trainer"

    J C de Silva Friday, 29 June 2012 04:05 AM

    Perfect timing isn't it for such unfounded report to be out when the Indian diplomat arrives in SL!!

    shamindra ferdinando Friday, 29 June 2012 06:09 AM

    nothing but a lie.....timed for Indian Defence Advisor's visit

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 29 June 2012 06:12 AM

    Unfounded? Indian detectives do not work on a political agenda like in SL where even the judiciary, police, CID, Armed Forces, State Departments are completely polticized.

    buffaloa citizen Friday, 29 June 2012 06:14 AM

    Has Sri Lanka succumbed to Chinese or Pakistani power games?

    hello Friday, 29 June 2012 06:28 AM

    How do you know?

    Suny J fm Melbourne Thursday, 28 June 2012 10:38 PM

    So what is wrong with it...India trained all tamil militants.....

    J C de Silva Friday, 29 June 2012 06:42 AM

    @bc: You got no clue what-so-ever on what you utter! do you? I suggest, you read some global politics and educate yourself..

    marina Friday, 29 June 2012 12:11 AM

    This is a very serious matter. Govt should go to the bottom of it to make sure it is not malicious to tarnish the image of Sri Lankan Muslims as a whole.

    Senna Friday, 29 June 2012 07:06 AM


    sajitha Friday, 29 June 2012 07:15 AM

    so does this mean muslim extremists terrorists are trained in colombo?

    wow! just when we thought the terrorists are gone and

    Weerawansza Friday, 29 June 2012 01:03 AM

    inida is trying to drag Sri Lanka into their problem.

    SL Friday, 29 June 2012 02:16 AM

    It is not the same. Sri Lankan government had no active hand in training LeT terrorists but Indian government had!

    Shan Friday, 29 June 2012 07:49 AM

    It is a fabricated story, Govt should play the cards properly.

    Ganda P Friday, 29 June 2012 07:58 AM

    Well said Sir.


    sxhabeeb Friday, 29 June 2012 08:45 AM

    "free masons" at work

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