Prime accused in RSS Madras headquarters blast arrested

ANI | Updated: Jan 05, 2018 23:09 IST

Chennai (Tamil Nadu) [India], Jan 5 (ANI): The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested the key accused in the 24-year- old RSS Madras headquarters bomb blast by al-Ummah that claimed 11 lives.

The prime accused in the case, Mushtaq Ahmed, was absconding since the beginning and a reward of Rs 10 lakh was announced by the CBI for providing credible information about him.

The powerful blast at the multi-storeyed RSS office at Chetput in Chennai that claimed 11 lives and left 7 people injured took place on August 8, 1993.

The case which was earlier registered at the Chetpet Police Station and later transferred to Crime Branch-CID, Chennai was transferred to CBI at the request of the Tamil Nadu Government.

After completion of the investigation, the CBI had filed charge sheets against 18 accused persons under section 120-B r/w 302, 324, 326, 419, 436, 201, 153-A, 109 and 34 of IPC, Section 9 B(1)(b) of Explosives Act, Section 3,4,5 and 6 of Explosives Substances Act and Section 3 (1), 3(2), 3(3) & 3(4) of TADA(P) Act, 1987. (ANI)