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Mumbai blasts: 2 more booked under MCOCA

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September 29, 2006 00:31 IST

Two more suspects in the July 11 serial train blasts in Mumbai were on Thursday booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act.

Special MCOCA Judge Abhay Thipsay remanded Ehtesham Siddiqui and Faisal Sheikh to police custody till October 9.

Both were arrested after the train blasts in Mumbai on July 11 which killed nearly 190 people and injured more than 700.

Faisal is alleged to be the fund raiser and manager of Lashkar-e-Tayiba in the western region and used to transact money through hawala channels under the garb of import-export business.

Ehtesham was arrested from Mira Road and is suspected of being a member of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India. Some radical Islamic literature was also found in his possession on arrest.

The total number of July 11 blast suspects to be booked under MCOCA is four. Kamal Ahmed and Tanvir Ansari were booked under the Act on Monday.

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