Indian Mujahideen co-founder arrested

ANI | Updated: Jan 22, 2018 18:32 IST

New Delhi [India] Jan 22 (ANI): The Delhi Police here on Monday arrested Abdul Subhan Qureshi, the co-founder of Indian Mujahideen (IM) and ideologue of Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

Qureshi, one of the 'most wanted' fugitives of the National Investigation Agency (NIA), carried a reward of Rs four lakh on his head.

He was the mastermind of 23 serial blasts in Ahmadabad and the recovered 29 unexploded IEDs from Surat in 2008.

Interpol Red Notices were issued against him for his role as the main conspirator in the Ahmadabad serial blasts.

He is also a suspect in the July 11, 2006, Mumbai train blasts.

A team of Special Cell under the supervision of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Govind Sharma not only apprehended the most wanted terrorist Qureshi (46) but also succeeded in nipping the revival bid of banned terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen.

The Special Cell was working on the leads from the interrogation of other arrested accused who had links with IM and SIMI after the escape of Qureshi in 2008.

It emerged that the accused was indoctrinating the unemployed youth among the community to fill the space left void by the fall of the top leaders of Indian Mujahideen.

He was planning the revival of the weak and scattered network of the terrorist organisation. (ANI)