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Gujarat ATS arrested Terrorist Abdul Wahab Sheikh of 2003 jihad conspiracy case

Today Gujarat Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja in Ahmedabad congratulated Gujarat ATS Anti-Terrorism Squad for arrest of Terrorist Abdul Wahab Sheikh . Abdul Wahab will be thoroughly interrogated for his role in connection with the 2003 Jihad conspiracy case. Gujarat Anti Terrorism Squad has arrested one person in connection with the 2003 jihad conspiracy case,  a conspiracy hatched to spread terror and eliminate leaders of the right wing outfits and other Hindu leaders.

Accused has been identified as Abdul Wahab Sheikh and the ATS picked him up at Ahmedabad airport when he was returning from Jeddah in Saudi Arabia to Ahmedabad. Assistant Commissioner of Police Crime Branch, Ahmedabad, B V Gohil said that Wahab has been accused of providing financial support in the 2003 terrorist activity.  The crime branch had in 2003 lodged a case against 82 persons in connection with this case.

In 2016, two persons, Abdul Razak Abdul Rahim Sheikh and Mohammad Shakeel Sheikh were arrested on charges of supplying arms and ammunition to persons in Ahmedabad to avenge the Godhra riots. They had provided 10 arms and ammunition to Mahmood Sayed residing in Tokarsahni Pol and Farddebhai staying at Mastan Mohalla in Dariapur. The accused also had a role in supplying arms in Bhusaval, Khandva and Surat as per ATS.