ATS conducts investigation at hospital where Ahmed Patel was trustee

Ankaleshwar:

Gujarat ATS today conducted investigation in the hospital here in which an ISIS operative nabbed a few days ago worked as a lab technician and of which political secretary of Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Ahmed Patel was a trustee.

An ATS official said that a team of the squad conducted investigation of the Sardar Patel Hospital and Heart Institute and the computers of its lab where Kasim Stimberwala was nabbed. Kasim was also taken there. Several documents including those pertaining to his recruitment were also reportedly checked by the ATS.

Notably, ruling BJP had raised question about the arrest of an ISIS operative from the hospital associated with Patel. Patel and Congress on the other hand said that Patel had left the trustee board of the hospital in 2015.

Kasim] too had, mysteriously resigned from the lab technician post two days before his arrest.

A local court here on October 26 had allowed 10 days police remand (up to November 6) of the two terrorists linked with ISIS including Kasim who were planning to attack a religious place in Ahmedabad belonging to Jews community.

Ubaid Mirza, an advocate by profession in Surat and Kasim Stimberwala, a native of Ankaleshwar who worked as a medical lab technician, were arrested by the Anti Terrorist Squad of Gujarat police on October 25.

The duo had joined the ISIS supporters groups on social media (Facebook, Whatsapp, Imo and twitter) created by one Shafi Armar, a wanted accused of serial blasts, since 2013-14. In 2015 they had provided accommodation and financial help to the four people caught from India-Bangladesh border while they were trying to go to Syria to join ISIS. They were also planning to carry out an attack on a Synagogue (the religious place where people of jew community assemble to pray) situated in Khadia locality of Ahmedabad. Several incriminating items including pen-drives, OTG’s, mobile phones have been recovered from them. They were also allegedly planning attacks on Hindu religious places.

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