Ahmedabad bombings, other blasts solved: Gujarat police (Lead, Changing Dateline)

August 16th, 2008 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Aug 16 (IANS) Gujarat Police Saturday claimed to have cracked the Ahmedabad bombings as well as “almost unravelled” the past terror bombings in other Indian cities in which the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) had a “deep involvement”. Gujarat Director General Police P.C. Pandey, addressing media persons, said that the Ahmedabad crime branch and the state Anti Terrorist Squad, along with local intelligence, had “nearly solved” the serial bombings in Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Bangalore, Hyderabad and in Maharashtra.

“With a sense of pride I can say that, our efforts in the past 20 days have paid off, and we have almost completely solved the blasts case,” he said.

He said Gujarat Police along with Uttar Pradesh police had arrested a SIMI activist Abu Bashir in Lucknow. He was being brought to Ahmedabad.

“Bashir is the brains behind the blasts,” he said.’

He said that 10 people, including Bashir, have been arrested and their interrogation was on. “We will proceed according to law.”

“The arrests were made after the Jul 26 bomb blasts.”

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