associate sponsors


1993 Mumbai serial blasts accused Qadeer Ahmed arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Bijnore's district

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh police Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) along with Gujarat Police on Saturday arrested a man accused of smuggling arms and ammunition used in the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai, officials said.

Representational image. AFP

Representational image. AFP

Twenty four years after the blasts rocked India's financial capital, Qadeer Ahmed was arrested from UP's Bijnore district, the police officials said.

"TADA accused Qadeer Ahmed (a resident of Najibabad in Bijnore district) allegedly played an important role in smuggling arms and ammunition supplied by Tiger Memon (one of the prime suspects in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts) in Jamnagar, Gujarat, which were later used in the Mumbai blasts," an ATS official said.

IG, ATS, Aseem Arun, said that the arrest was made by the Uttar Pradesh Police in a joint operation with their Gujarat counterparts.

Ahmed was arrested from Bijnore's Najijabad area, he said.

"He will be produced before a magistrate and taken to Gujarat on a transit remand," Arun said.

Currently, both the UP ATS and Gujarat Police teams are interrogating Ahmed, he said.

Updated Date: Jul 08, 2017 16:12 PM

Also Watch

Firstpost in Russia: Moscow to St. Petersburg, on a free World Cup train
  • Monday, July 2, 2018 Social Media Star: Richa Chadha, Kunal Kamra talk about their political views, and why they speak their mind
  • Tuesday, June 26, 2018 It's A Wrap: Swara Bhasker talks about Veere Di Wedding and Twitter trolls, in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Tuesday, June 19, 2018 Rahul Gandhi turns 48: Congress chief, who once said 'power is poison', should focus on party rather than on 'hate Modi' mission
  • Monday, June 4, 2018 It's A Wrap: Bhavesh Joshi Superhero makers Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane in conversation with Parul Sharma

Also See