IM terrorist nabbed in Mumbai airport

im (IANS) A suspected Indian Mujahideen operative wanted by Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat Police forces for various acts of terror, including the triple blasts in Mumbai in July 2011, was on Tuesday arrested here, an official said.

Zain-ul Abedin was nabbed by the Maharashtra Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Tuesday morning at the Chhattrapati Shivaji International Airport where the agency had laid a trap for him, said ATS Special Inspector General of Police Niket Kaushik.

Billed as an active IM member, Abedin was later presented before a Mumbai court which sent him to 10 days’ custody of the ATS till May 6, Kaushik said.

The triple blasts of July 13, 2011, at Dadar, Opera House and Zaveri Bazar during the evening peak hours had killed 26 people besides injuring 130 others.

The ATS will grill him for his role in the blasts to understand the conspiracy and planning behind that attack.

Among other things, the investigators believe that the explosives used in that attack were procured and supplied by Abedin to the banned IM. A Red Corner Notice was also issued against Abedin.

Besides Maharashtra, Abedin is wanted for terror attacks in Karnataka and Gujarat and by the National Intelligence Agency.

Medaram Jathara

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