40-year-old Ashraf Ali, who was arrested by the Rajasthan ATS, is the main accused in setting up and coordinating with the sleeper IM modules in Jodhpur.

Ali belongs to Uttar Pradesh and was running a footwear shop in Jodhpur before the module was bust in March, ADG ATS, Alok Tripathi said.

After terrorists Saquib and Barkat were held in Jodhpur with explosives, he immediately left Jodhpur for Delhi by train. From there he travelled to Tamil Nadu by train and was staying there.

Some arrests in connection with the IM module were also made from Jaipur and Sikar.

During investigation and questioning of the arrested terrorists, Ali's name cropped up following which he was held by the Rajasthan ATS team in Tamil Nadu's Cuddalore district and was placed under arrest today.


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