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1993 Mumbai blasts: Accused smuggler Qadeer Ahmed arrested in UP's Bijnore

UP police along with Gujarat police arrested a man accused of smuggling arms used in 1993 blasts

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

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The police (ATS) along with police today arrested a man accused of smuggling arms and ammunition used in the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai, officials said.

Twenty four years after the blasts rocked India's financial capital, Qadeer Ahmed was arrested from UP's Bijnore district, the police officials said.

"TADA accused Qadeer Ahmed (a resident of Najibabad in Bijnore district) allegedly played an important role in smuggling arms and ammunition supplied by Tiger Memon (one of the prime suspects in the 1993 serial blasts) in Jamnagar, Gujarat, which were later used in the blasts," a official said.

IG, ATS, Aseem Arun, said that the arrest was made by the police in a joint operation with their counterparts.

Ahmed was arrested from Bijnore's Najijabad area, he said.

"He will be produced before a magistrate and taken to on a transit remand," Arun said.

Currently, both the and Gujarat police teams are interrogating Ahmed, he said.

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First Published: Sat, July 08 2017. 18:10 IST