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Big Indian Mujahideen Catch


PUJA AWASTHI | New Delhi, April 2, 2014 18:05
Tags : Zia-ur-Rahman | alias Waqas | bomb attacks in Mumbai | Indian Mujahideen |

Zia-ur-Rahman, alias Waqas, a Pakistani national, was arrested on March 22 at the train station in Ajmer. Waqas was one of the most wanted in the three coordinated bomb attacks in Mumbai in 2011 that left 27 dead and 130 injured. On his inputs, three other suspected IM operatives were also picked up. Two days later the Special Cell of the Delhi police arrested Tehseen Akhtar, the alleged head of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM), along the Indo-Nepal border Akhtar was allegedly responsible for bomb blasts in Varanasi in 2010, Mumbai in 2011, and Hyderabad in 2013, among others. According to reports the IM had been planning big attacks just ahead of the elections. Possible targets were foreign tourists in Rajasthan, particularly Israeli nationals visiting Pushkar. A pile of detonators and explosives has also been seized. Police teams are now looking for other aides

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