Today, Indian Mujahideen terrorist Tehseen Akhtar lodged in Tihar jail will be questioned by a team of officers from the Delhi police’s special cell in connection to the Ambani bomb threat case.
Akhtar, former chief of the banned radical Islamist organisation, was questioned for over seven hours on Saturday (13 March). Reportedly, he was evasive and gave misleading answers.
Akhtar was convicted in the 2013 Hyderabad blasts case and has also been named in the 2011 Mumbai blasts, and 2010 Varanasi blasts, among other cases.
On 11 March, Delhi police had recovered the SIM card and cell phone used to threaten Ambani from Akhtar’s barracks in Tihar jail.
The SIM and cell phone were used to create the Jaish-ul-Hind Telegram account which claimed the responsibility for the explosive-laden SUV and demanded cryptocurrency.
The user of the mobile phone was using an app to generate virtual numbers and then using those to make a Telegram account. He was also using a TOR browser to mask his IP address on the internet.
Meanwhile, after the dramatic arrest of Mumbai police “encounter specialist” Sachin Vaze, NIA is probing if Vaze was present at the spot near Ambani’s house where the explosive-laden Scorpio was abandoned on the night of the incident.
NIA also suspects that the man in the PPE kit near the car as seen in the CCTV footage might be Vaze, and is verifying his alibis.
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