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Ahmedabad blasts: 2 more SIMI members held

September 15, 2008 16:32 IST

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Two more Students Islamic Movement of India members have been arrested by Gujarat police in connection with the Ahmedabad [Images] serial blasts.

"Two more people have been arrested in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts," Joint Commissioner of Police (crime branch) Ashish Bhatia said.

The two, identified as Umar and Salim, are residents of Ahmedabad and are connected to SIMI [Images], police sources said.

The total arrests in the July 26 serial blasts have gone up to 16.

The alleged mastermind of the serial blasts Mufti Abu Bashir is in the custody of the state police.

Gujarat police has also obtained custody of SIMI leader Safdar Nagori and four others from Madhya Pradesh [Images] in connection with the blasts.

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