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Gujarat ATS Arrest Man Wanted In Haren Pandya Murder, 2003 ‘Jihadi Conspiracy’

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| October 21 , 2015 , 10:50 IST
Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Tuesday arrested a wanted man from Hyderabad in connection with the 2003 alleged 'jihadi conspiracy' case. He is also alleged to have played a role in the murder of BJP leader Haren Pandya. Media reports said, quoting ATS officials, said that 50-year-old Gulam Zafar Gulam Husain Sheikh was reportedly hiding at IAS colony, Hakim Pet, Hyderbad since 2003. Officials said that Sheikh is an accused in the “jihadi or ISI conspiracy” case which was allegedly hatched to avenge 2002 post Godhra riots with the help of Pakistan-based terrorist organisations such as Jaish-e-Mohammad, Lashkar-e-Taiba among others. Last year, the Ahmedabad Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) had arrested Hyderabad-based Muslim cleric Abdul Qavi in this case who is out on bail. Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Himanshu Shukla said that Sheikh is accused of supplying bullets and weapons to co-accused involved in Haren Pandya murder case.