• Sunday, 24 February 2019

2008 Gujarat blasts mastermind arrested in Delhi

New Delhi, Jan 22 : An Indian Mujahideen operative who allegedly masterminded the Gujarat serial blasts in 2008 that killed 56 persons has been arrested, Delhi Police on Monday said.

"One of the most wanted terrorist of SIMI-Indian Mujahideen Abdul Subhan Qureshi (was) arrested after a brief of exchange of fire," Deputy Commissioner of Police Pramod Kushwah told reporters here.

Kushwaha said Qureshi was arrested from Gazipur in east Delhi on Saturday night.

Qureshi is accused of plotting the serial blasts in Ahmedabad on July 26, 2008 when as many as 21 bombs planted in tiffin boxes and motor cycles went off in busy markets and bus stations. Over 200 persons were also injured.



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