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Mumbai blasts: Nepal cops nab 2, probe link

July 13, 2006 21:22 IST

Nepalese police have arrested two Pakistanis and are investigating whether the duo has any link with the Mumbai train blasts which claimed over 200 lives.

Aftar Moiddin Siddiqui and Gulam Hussain Cheema were arrested from a five-star hotel in the outskirts of Kathmandu on Wednesday night, superintendent of police at the Kathmandu district police office, Dhak Bahadur Pun, said on Thursday. Siddiqui was earlier arrested in connection with the seizure of 16 kg of RDX in April 2001 from a Pakistani diplomat, who was staying at a house rented by Cheema in Kathmandu, the police official said.

However, police could not arrest Cheema at that time as he fled from the scene as soon as it raided the house. The diplomat also escaped due to immunity and later he was asked to leave Kathmandu.

Acting on a tip-off, a team of police arrested Siddiqui and Cheema from a room of the hotel and investigation was being carried out in the matter, he said.

However, police said: "We area investigating whether they have any link with the Mumbai blasts," the police official said when asked if there is any link.

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Sub: When will A N Roy act

I think joint commissioner of police and commissioner are waiting for world cops to do their task. Also let some terrorist group to call them ...

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in the last para there is a err. instead of are ,there it is area. regards bharath.

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Sub: Nepal cops smarter!

The cops across the border seem to have more resolve to arrest the guys. Contrast this with what happened in Mumbai - cops took half ...

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I think those responsible for the blast should be nabbed immediately and sentenced to death without trial or without any legal course of trial. Moreover, ...

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