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Ahmedabad blasts: SIMI activist arrested from MP

October 24, 2008 16:51 IST

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A Students Islamic Movement of India activist has been arrested from Nagda district in Madhya Pradesh [Images] in connection with the July 26 serial blasts and brought to the city for questioning, Gujarat police said Friday.

Abdul Razik Mansuri, a resident of Gomtipur area in the city, and an accused in the serial blasts was arrested on Thursday from Madhya Pradesh, Joint Commissioner of Police, crime branch, Ashish Bhatia told PTI.

"He was arrested from the Nagda district in MP by our team. He was there staying with his relative. We have brought him to Ahmedabad [Images] for interrogation," he said adding Mansuri is likely to be produced before a court for remand on Saturday.

Mansuri, a SIMI [Images] activist, was allegedly involved in purchase of cycles which were used in serial blasts and was also present in the terror training camps in Kerala [Images].

With the arrest of Mansuri, the number of people arrested by the city crime branch in connection with the serial blasts of July 26, has gone up to 17.

The crime branch have also brought in SIMI leader Safdar Nagori and four others from Madhya Pradesh for questioning.

They have also obtained custody of three people from Jaipur [Images] in Rajasthan, one from Karnataka and one from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.

According to the crime branch, those brought from other states for questioning were present during the terror camp held in Halol near Vadodara in January 2008.

Some of the accused including Abdus Subhan alias Tauqeer, Qayamuddin Kapadia, Abbas Afridi, Alamjeb and Mujib are still absconding.




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