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Jain murder accused also wanted in 1993 blasts
December 20, 2005 21:52 IST
The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday revealed that Riyaz Siddiqui, an accused in the 1995 Pradeep Jain murder case, was also wanted by the agency for his alleged involvement in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, which claimed 257 lives and left hundreds wounded.
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CBI prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam informed Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act court Judge P D Kode that the agency would seek Siddiqui's custody from the anti-terrorist squad of Mumbai police to find his role in the serial blasts which came to the notice during his interrogation by the ATS officials in the Jain murder case.
The Jain murder case is being tried by another TADA court presided over by Justice Pradeep Bavkar.
Three people, including Siddiqui, were arrested after ATS officials interrogated Salem in connection with the Jain murder case.