Zakir Hussain Shaikh, who was arrested for plotting terror attacks, received calls from Pakistan

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Wednesday (October 6) said that they have found that Zakir Hussain Shaikh, who was arrested last month in a case of “criminal conspiracy to commit terrorist acts,” had received calls from Pakistan.

Zakir Hussain Shaikh and two other terror suspects, Rizwan Monim and Irfan Shaikh, have been under Maharashtra ATS custody until October 11.

“During the investigation, terror suspect Zakir Shaikh’s Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) calls revealed that he received calls from Pakistan. It can’t be confirmed that numbers were from Pakistan but IP address was of Pakistan,” said Maharashtra ATS chief Vineet Agarwal.

Zakir was arrested by Maharashtra ATS from suburban Jogeshwari in Mumbai during an operation on September 17, connected with the Pakistan-supported terror module busted by the Delhi Police in September.

The ATS told a special court in Mumbai that Zakir was in touch with Anthony alias Anwar alias Anas from “neighbouring country”. It had also told the court that he was hatching a criminal conspiracy to carry out terror attacks using explosives in Maharashtra and elsewhere.

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