Two map-makers in Ahmedabad ATS custody for seven more days

December 13th, 2008 - 7:34 pm ICT by IANS  

Jamnagar/Ahmedabad , Dec 13 (IANS) Two software engineers, who had been arrested here after their geographical survey work raised suspicions, were Saturday remanded to the custody of the Ahemdabad Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for another seven days.The ATS approached the Jamnagar court seeking seven-day remand for Mahesh Parab and Anil Jagtap, and Additional Senior Judge A.A. Nanavati granted the appeal.

The two professionals were arrested near the Jamnagar-Khambaliya highway Dec 6 after villagers in the region reported to police about their suspicious movement.

The two told the Jamnagar police that they had been doing the survey from Dec 5 which was to continue till Dec 15.

Their employer, Mumbai-based Biond Softwares Pvt Ltd, said the two were working on a map-making project contracted by Nokia Navigator and submitted all documentary evidence to the ATS.

Police, however, are not willing to take chances as the 10 terrorists who stuck Mumbai had travelled close to the sea shore of this region during their journey from Karachi, and were using a global positioning system (GPS) instrument, according to investigators.

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