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One more arrest in RDX landing case

March 03, 2005 09:53 IST

One person was arrested in Gujarat on Wednesday on charges of destroying weapons that were part of the consignment of RDX and other weapons that landed in Gujarat and was used in the Mumbai serial blasts in the early 1990s, police said.

The arrest was made at the coastal town of Veraval in Junagadh district on the basis of information provided by a mafia don Dawood Ibrahim aide, who is in custody since December in connection with the landing of the consignment.

A top police official said the name of the accused and two others had emerged quite some time back during investigation.

The consignment was allegedly received by Umarmiyan Bukhari at Porbandar. Bukhari was deported from Dubai on the basis of a red-corner notice issued by the Interpol after his name emerged in the case. The Gujarat police formed a Special Investigation Team to grill him.

The accused had got instructions from Bukhari from Dubai some years ago to destroy AK-47s and other weapons, including pistols and revolvers, using gas cutters, the official said.

The police had recovered an AK-47 rifle and cartridges from a farm in Jamnagar district in January based on the information provided by Bukhari.

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