Malegaon blast suspect arrested from Kanpur

November 12th, 2008 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS  

Lucknow, Nov 12 (IANS) The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of the Uttar Pradesh police Wednesday arrested a man from Kanpur in connection with the Sep 29 Malegaon blast, officials said.Although senior police officials refused to comment, ATS sources said the name of the arrested person, identified as Dayanand Pandey, surfaced during the interrogation of those arrested earlier in this connection.

“The arrest was made from the Kakadev locality in the afternoon. According to our initial information, Pandey heads a Hindu group in Kashmir and was hiding in Kanpur after the blasts,” an ATS source said requesting anonymity.

Six people were killed in the low-intensity blast in the Maharashtra town of Malegaon late Sep 29 night.

A team of the Maharashtra ATS reached here Tuesday with vital clues about the alleged involvement of some Hindu leaders from Uttar Pradesh in the blast. Uttar Pradesh Director General of Police Vikram Singh assured all assistance to them.

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