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Key twin blasts accused detained in Dubai

September 16, 2003 16:08 IST
Last Updated: September 16, 2003 18:43 IST

Zahid Patni,a prime suspect in August 25 twin blasts in Mumbai, has been detained by the Dubai police and will soon be deported to India,Mumbai police sources said on Tuesday.

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The Union government has already initiated the deportation proceedings, they said.

Patni is associated with the Gujarat Revenge Group, the outfit suspected to have carried the recent blasts in Mumbai, police said.

The arrest of Arshad Ansari, a co-accused in the blasts, led to information about Patni.

The Mumbai police supplied information about Patni to the Central Bureau of Investigation which, in turn, requested the Dubai police to arrest him.

Patni, police believe, met Nasir and Sayed Mohammed Hanif in Dubai and brainwashed them to carry out the blasts.

Nasir was killed in apolice encounter in Mumbai on August 12, while Hanif has been arrested with two others, including his wife Fahimida.

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Number of User Comments: 5

Sub: Congrats Indian cops

I wish the Indian Government and the police had shown the same urgency and sincereity in catching and prosecuting the killers of Gujarat and Bombay ...

Posted by Haris

Sub: Typo in the news item

Nasir was killed even before the blasts occurred? In your news item, you mentioned Nasir being killed on Aug 12. I think you meant Sep ...

Posted by Shravan Pulijala

Sub: my opinion

As,the govt has initiated effort to bring down the guilty to justice in the same way it should also take interest to bring the hard ...

Posted by mohd riyaz

Sub: How do they escape?

How do they always manage to escape the country after doing these acts? If the authorities are serious enough to ensure that no such criminal ...

Posted by T.K

Sub: well done indian govt.

well done mumbai police. keep on doing the good work.

Posted by nilesh



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