Mumbai: Five persons have been arrested for allegedly planting explosive material in a garage at suburban Malad. The intent was to get its owner labelled as a 'terrorist' over a property dispute, said the police.
Sajid Sheikh, Maqsood Ahmed, Mehboob amin Khan, Irfana Khan and Imran Rashid Khan were arrested in the early hours of Thursday, for hatching the conspiracy to label the garage owner Salim Khan as a terrorist, according to the police.
Salim Khan is embroiled in a dispute with his relatives over the ownership of the garage, said Senior Inspector at Pydhonie police station, Shamsher Pathan.
On Tuesday, two unidentified persons dropped a bag containing explosive powder, ball bearings, nuts and bolts in a car of the garage to implicate Khan, said the police.
Acting on a tip off, Pydhonie police picked up the garage owner for questioning and seized the bag from a creek. Soon after, investigations were carried out to unravel the conspiracy leading to the arrests, said the police.