Key accused in Akshardham temple attack nabbed

October 20th, 2008 - 8:10 pm ICT by IANS  

Ahmedabad, Oct 20 (IANS) Majid Patel, a key accused in the terror attack on the Akshardham temple in Gandhinagar in 2002, has been caught, police said Monday. Patel, a financier, was nabbed in a joint operation of the Ahmedabad polic Crime Branch and the Bharuch Special Operations Group.

Majid, who is from Tankharia village of Bharuch, had escaped to Saudi Arabia after the terror attack.

Police expect to get more information of his possible involvement in recent terror activities in the state as he is suspected to be an important link in the illegal money laundering networks out of India.

Majid was caught while his two accomplices managed to flee.

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