‘India’s Laden’, 2008 Gujarat Blast Mastermind, Arrested

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New Delhi: Delhi Police on Monday claimed to have arrested Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Abdul Subhan Qureshi, suspected to be the mastermind behind the 2008 Gujarat blasts.

PS Kushwah, Deputy Commissioner of Police (Special Cell), said they arrested one of the most wanted terrorists of Students Islamic Movement of India(SIMI) – Indian Mujahideen (IM) Abdul Subhan Qureshi after a brief exchange of fire.

DCP Pramod Kushwaha confirmed the same and said that Qureshi, who had gone underground for the last several years, had returned to India to revive Indian Mujahideen (IM).

“Abdul Subhan Qureshi was living with forged documents in Nepal. He came back to India to revive Indian Mujahideen,” DCP Kushwaha told mediapersons at a press conference here on Monday.

“He is the mastermind of the 2008 serial blasts in Gujarat,” Kushwah said. The officer did not divulge further details.

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