Ahmedabad Serial Blasts Accused Brought to City From Bengaluru

Afridi, resident of Juhapura here, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in Bengaluru on January 29 in the Church Street blast case there.

Published: 22nd April 2016 12:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 22nd April 2016 12:59 AM   |  A+A-

By PTI

AHMEDABAD: The crime branch of city police today brought Alamzeb Afridi, an alleged Indian Mujahideen operative and a key accused of the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case, here through a transfer warrant from Bengaluru.

Police got his custody yesterday.

"Since Alamzeb Afridi was wanted in the 2008 blasts case here, we sought his custody from Bengaluru court for his interrogation....We will seek his police remand from a court here," Deputy Commissioner of Police Deepan Bhadran said.

Afridi, resident of Juhapura here, was arrested by the National Investigation Agency in Bengaluru on January 29 in the Church Street blast case there.

NIA said Afridi was also wanted in a case related to holding of a terrorist training camp at Waghamon in Kerala by the Students Islamic Movement Of India (SIMI).

He allegedly absconded after 18 blasts rocked Ahmedabad in July 2008, killing 56 people and injuring over 150.

Afridi, as per the FIR, conducted recce of the blast targets and planted a bomb on a bicycle.

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