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Four Muslim students picked up by Mumbai ATS from Mohali

Wednesday January 04, 2012 07:35:24 PM, Agencies

Mohali: Four Muslim youths were reportedly picked up by Mumbai Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) from their rented accommodation in Mohali on Jan 1. Two of them were released on 3 Jan.

The police reportedly picked up Qamar Alam Sheikh, Abdul Wahab, Tanveer Alam and Mohd Ashraf.


All of these youths are said to be hailing from Bihar and studying in Swami Parmananda College of Engineering Mohali. Ashraf and Tanveer were released on January 3 while the other two are flown to Mumbai by the ATS.

Confirming the detainment of the youths CIA Kharar Inspector Gurcharan Singh said to a news portal that the operation was carried out by the Mumbai ATS who later flew them to Mumbai.

"We were picked up from our rented accommodation on morning of January 1 at 6.30 am. Around 15-20 policeman dressed in civil dress then took us to CIA Kharar office", news portal BeyondHeadlines quoted Mohd Ashraf, one of the youths, who was detained but later released, as saying.

After Two days Tanveer and Ashraf were let off by the police. All their records and documents were also seized by the ATS.


It is alleged that no information about the detainment of the youths was given to their families. Only after the release of two of the youths, Ashraf informed families of other boys. All boys are aged between 18-20.

According to Kharar Police the FIR is registered by IPC police station of ATS Mumbai. The suspicious arrest under forgery section raise further questions. So far police has not communicated with family members of boys detained.






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