Sunday, June 2, 2013

Clips of terrorists displayed on TVs in BEST buses, rly stations





Mateen Hafeez TNN


Mumbai: Public service messages featuring Indian Mujahideen (IM) chief Yasin Bhatkal and three of his accomplices are being broadcast at railway stations, cinema halls and in BEST buses.
 
    The state anti-terrorism squad (ATS), which is on the lookout for Bhatkal in connection with the July 2011 Mumbai blasts, wants citizens to help them trace the elusive mastermind. 

    “The four suspects in these ads are Bhatkal, Tabrez, Waqqas and Tehseen Shaikh. Except Bhatkal all the three have been described as bomb plant
ers,” said an ATS officer. In February, investigators started putting up the suspects’ photographs at railway stations, bus stations, shopping malls, cinema halls, eateries and temples. “We are searching for the suspects and publicizing it so that citizens can help us in tracing them,” said a senior ATS officer. “Those who provide information on any of the four suspects will be given Rs 10 lakh,” he added. Tabrez and Waqqas may be involved in the August 2012 Pune blasts, the police said. “Bhatkal, Tabrez and Waqqas took part in last year’s Pune serial blasts,” ATS chief Rakesh Maria had said earlier. 
 
 PUBLIC FOCUS
    ATS officers distribute more than 5,000 posters of the Mumbai and Pune blasts suspects (pictured) across Maharashtra
    Banners feature photographs of Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin
Bhatkal, Tabrez, Waqqas and Tehseen Shaikh and information on how to contact the police if the four are spotted
    Investigators receive scores of text messages, emails and 300 calls as tip-offs 
 
The Times of India, June 2,2013

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