Indian Mujahideen operative in Tihar jail lied about his role in Antilia Bomb Scare Case

Deepali Kalia

A Delhi Police inquiry revealed that Jailed Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative, Tehseen Akhtar had lied when he had taken responsibility for parking an explosives laden car outside Mukesh Ambani’s house in February.

The inquiry reported that the jailed IM operative had done so in order to remain relevant.

On March 10, a message on Telegram from a little-known terror group called Jaish-ul-Hind claiming responsibility for parking a Scorpio with 20 gelatin sticks on a road outside Ambani’s residence, Antilia, in Mumbai on February 25 ,was traced by the Central Intelligence Agencies

The message was traced to a phone in Akhtar’s cell in Tihar Jail.

Investigators from Delhi Police’s Special Cell interrogated Akhtar, who was given a death sentence in the 2013 Hyderabad blasts case, for a month.

Even though initially Akhtar insisted that it was his newly formed terror group which had parked the car outside Antilia, he later caved under the pressure of grueling interrogations and finally admitted that he had made the entire thing up.

“We submitted a report that the claims are false. Akhtar was interrogated for several hours. Initially, he tried to mislead us by claiming that terror group was real.”, an officer familiar with the details of the inquiry stated.

“There was also no evidence that the terror group exists. Later, he admitted he had made it up. He was just doing it to mislead investigators and show that he is still relevant. This is all mentioned in our report.”, the officer further added.

The officials aware of the matter stated that Police have closed the probe and confirmed in their report that Akhtar and his made up terror group played no part in the Ambani Case.

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