Mumbai train blasts accused nabbed in London

November 25th, 2008 - 9:39 pm ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Nov 25 (IANS) The Interpol in London has arrested Rahil Shaikh, one of the key accused in the July 11, 2006, suburban train blasts in Mumbai that killed 187 people.Police officials here, however, declined to go on record about the arrest.

Shaikh is accused of organising finances for the Mumbai terror operation that left 187 dead and a whopping 817 injured.

Shaikh, a suspected activist of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), had also allegedly helped two Pakistanis involved in the seven deadly blasts on suburban trains that day escape from India.

The powerful bombs, in which RDX was used, were placed in the first class men’s compartments of suburban trains during the evening peak hours.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad of the Mumbai Police, which probed the blasts, has so far chargsheeted 28 accused in the case.

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