Terror Attack in Mumbai Averted? Maharashtra ATS Arrests 32-Year-Old Man For Planning Attacks in State & Other Parts of Country
Maharashtra ATS Arrests 32-Year-Old Man For Planning Attacks in State & Other Parts of Country (Photo Credits: PTI)

New Delhi, May 13:  The Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) earlier this week arrested a 32-year-old man from Juhu locality in Mumbai in connection with planning an attack on the city. According to a tweet by news agency ANI, the man was planning a terror attack in the state and other parts of the country.

The man has been sent to police custody till May 21. The Maharashtra anti-terrorism squad is on high alert and is on the lookout if there are others in connection with this plan.

On Saturday, Former Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif admitted in an interview to Pakistani media that Pakistan played a role in the 26/11 + Mumbai terror attacks.  In an interview with Pakistani news agency Dawn, Sharif stated that terrorist organisations were thriving in Pakistan and "non-state actors" were responsible for the series of coordinated attacks in Mumbai on November 26, 2008. Sharif, also questioned why the trial into the Mumbai attacks was stalled at a Rawalpindi anti-terrorism court.

Earlier this month, the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad revealed that a total of 110 people have been deradicalised in the last two years.  According to an official release, the deradicalised people, mostly youths, have been rehabilitated and are currently admitted under vocational training in a rural self-employment training institute run by the central government.

It further stated that they were heavily influenced and were drawn towards various terror groups such as Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) via various social media platforms.