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Details of absconding Ahmedabad blasts accused released
September 16, 2008 00:48 IST
The Ahmedabad [Images] Crime Branch on Monday released the photographs and details of five accused, who are still absconding, in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts.
In a statement, the crime branch gave background of the five Students Islamic Movement of India activists -- Abdul Subhan alias Tauqeer, Qayamuddin Kapadia, Abdul Razzak, Mujib Sheikh and Alamzeb Aafridi, who are accused in the serial blasts.
Subhan and Qayamuddin were already named by the police, while Razzak, Mujib and Alamzeb, all residents of Ahmedabad, were named today.
Razzak and Alamzeb, active SIMI [Images] members, played a key role in purchase of cycles and placing them with the bombs in different parts of the city, the statement said.
While Razzak was present during the terror training camps held in Wagahmon in Kerala [Images], Alamzeb attended a similar camp in Halol in Gujarat. Both played an important part during the planning meetings held in the city prior to the blasts, it said.
Razzak used to sell compact discs and do embroidery on dresses to earn a living, while Alamzeb was unemployed, the statement added.
According to the statement, Mujib was present during meetings of SIMI members that were held prior to the blasts and used to train youths in jihadi activities. He was also present during the training camps, it added.
Mujib polished stones used in imitation jewelry to earn a living, the statement added.
Qayamuddin was responsible for planting cycle bombs in the city as well as bombs in different parts of Surat [Images], the police said.
He was also responsible for purchase of cycles, on which the bombs were mounted and kept in different parts of the city, the statement added.
It said that after the arrest of SIMI leader Safdar Nagori in March this year, the Madhya Pradesh [Images] police had come to Vadodara in search of Qayamuddin, but he managed to escape.
Qayamuddin was also present during various terror training camps in different parts of the country and was instrumental in training the participants, the statement said, Adding that he also had knowledge of explosives.
The statement also described the role of Abdul Subhan, an active SIMI worker and a computer engineer by profession, in the serial blast that rocked the city on July 26.
Subhan has been described as one of the masterminds of the serial blasts, who along with other SIMI members, planned the terror attacks in Ahmedabad and planting of bombs in Surat, the statement said.
It said that Subhan also played an important role in training youths and luring them towards 'jihadi' activities.
He is wanted in five cases by the police of different states, the statement added.
Sixteen people have been arrested in connection with the serial blasts in the city. Five people, including SIMI leader Safdar Nagori, have been brought in for questioning from Madhya Pradesh.
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