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IS-inspired terror group planned to poison maha prasad in Mumbra temple: ATS

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad arrested 10 members of the Ummat-E-Mohammaddiya group, allegedly having links with the terror group IS, from Mumbra and Aurangabad in January this year and foiled their plans of mass-casualty attacks using poisonous chemical mixtures at big gatherings. After a detailed investigation of ATS earlier this month filed a charge sheet containing stunning revelations before a Mumbai court.

“The group had planned a mass killing of devotees at the 400-year-old Shree Mumbreshwar Temple at Mumbra by poisoning the ‘maha prasad’ there,” a senior ATS official said, quoting the charge sheet.

The ATS identified Abu Hamza as the group leader, who conducted the blast trials, the official said.

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