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1993 Mumbai blasts accused Farooq Takla nabbed in Dubai

IANS  |  Mumbai 

Twenty-five years after his escape, the CBI has arrested absconder Farookh Takla, an accused in the 1993 serial blasts and a of fugitive mafia don Kaskar, from Dubai, official sources said on Thursday.

He was brought to earlier on Thursday and whisked off to the CBI offices for questioning. He will be produced before a later in the day for remand.

Takla, against whom the had issued a Red Corner Notice in 1995 was finally tracked to where he was believed to be holed up, and later extradited to to face the law.

At least 257 people were killed, over 700 injured and properties worth crores destroyed in the March 12, 1993, blasts.

Takla's arrest comes just two days after wellknown criminal reiterated in Thane that was reportedly willing to return to and face trial, but the had rejected some of his preconditions.

on Thursday congratulated for the success in getting Takla back to face trial.

"We need to compliment NSA Doval for coming in the CBI kitty. Dawood not far off?" Swamy tweeted.



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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 10:34 IST