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CBI arrests Dawood aide Farooq Takla from Delhi airport

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Farooq Takla, an of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, was today arrested here by the CBI for his alleged involvement in the 1993 serial blasts, officials said.

Mohammed Farooq, better known as Farooq Takla, arrived here from and was arrested by the CBI when he was at an immigration counter at the

Farooq, 57, will be produced before a designated court later today, a said.

While the CBI declined to comment on how he reached as an red Corner notice was pending against him, officials said Farooq was deported from the UAE with the help of central intelligence agencies and put on a flight to

The role of Farooq in the was not clear, but some officials said that he used to look after the operations of the underworld don.

Farooq has been taken to where he would be produced before the designated court hearing the case of 1993 serial blasts in that shook the financial capital of the country leaving 257 dead besides damaging property to the tune of Rs 82 crore.

Immediately after the blasts, Dawood, who was the main accused in the case, and others escaped to and later to

India's sustained campaign against Dawood was finally acknowledged by in 2003 when the department declared him a global terrorist having links with He also faces sanctions from the under its anti-terror resoution.

Vindicating India's position that has been sheltering Dawood, the Treasury Department had said he was in and possessed a Pakistani passport under the individual category.

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First Published: Thu, March 08 2018. 11:30 IST