Supplementary charge sheet filed against Sheikh in 13/7 blasts

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Supplementary-chargePolice filed a supplementary charge sheet against accused Ejaz Sheikh in connection with the July 2011 Mumbai triple blasts cases.

“We filed a charge sheet against Sheikh in the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court,” special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said.

According to the police, Sheikh was in direct contact with Indian Mujahideen (IM) founder Riyaz Bhatkal.

IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was the key conspirator of the three powerful blasts which had ripped through crowded areas in Mumbai’s Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Kabutar Khana on July 13, 2011, killing at least 21 people and injuring 141.

Yasin had played a very important role in procuring explosives and making Improvised Explosive Device (IED), police said.

Earlier, five accused – Naquee Ahmed, Nadeem Shaikh, Kanwar Pathrija, Haroon Naik and Mohammed Qafeel Ansari were held in this connection. They are facing trial under the stringent MCOCA, Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other laws.

Yasin and his aide Assadullah Akthar were also arrested later.

Those wanted in the case are Riyaz Bhatkal, Waqas Ibrahim Sad, Dubai-based Muzaffar Kolah and Tehseen Akhtar Shaikh.