Mumbai serial blast convict Jalees Ansari arrested in UP's Kanpur after jumping parole; 'Dr Bomb' was trying to flee country, claims police
A convict in the Mumbai serial blasts, Dr Jalees Ansari, who went missing while on parole, was on Friday arrested in Kanpur by the Uttar Pradesh special task force. Uttar Pradesh Police DG OP Singh was quoted by reports as saying that Ansari had been trying to flee the country.
Gangster Abu Salem, convicted last month in the Mumbai serial blasts case, on Monday moved a Mumbai court seeking parole or temporary bail for marriage.
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt is set to be released from jail on 27 February after the Maharashtra government remitted his sentence in the Mumbai serial blasts case.
From arranging logistics for carrying out the July 11, 2006 train bombings to conducting recce of suburban trains, the accused had the task cut out for them to precision.
Following is the chronology of events in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts case, in which the trial court gave its verdict on Wednesday, in which it sentenced five persons to death.
Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Abdul Razak Memon, who has sought a stay of execution of his death sentence scheduled for 30 July, on Thursday spent some time with his family members, including wife and daughter, at the Central Prison in Nagpur amid tight security.
Actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the Mumbai serial blasts case, on Thursday left home for jail to surrender on expiry of his 14-day furlough but was back home again, apparently due to lack of coordination between the prison and police authorities on his application seeking an extension of leave of absence.
Arrested Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal is suspected to be involved in a number of lethal bombings and terror strikes of which the most prominent are: * Nov 23, 2007: Six consecutive blasts in Uttar Pradesh. More than 15 people killed. * May 13, 2008: A series of nine synchronised bombs explode in Jaipur within a span of 15 minutes