NIA Arrests Indian Mujahideen Terrorist

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New Delhi: NIA has arrested Abdul Wahid Siddibapa, a senior member of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, from the IGI airport in Delhi.

Abdul Wahid Siddibapa, son of Siddibapa Mohaddin, is a resident of Maqdoom Colony in Bhatkal, Karnataka. He is also said to be a distant relative of Indian Mujajideen chief in India Yasin Bhatkal, who is presently in jail.

Abdul was wanted in the conspiracy by Indian mujahideen to attack various places in India. He was based in Dubai and had been involved in recruitment for IM in India and also funded their activities from Dubai.

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A warrant of arrest and a Red Corner Notice had been issued against him on the basis of which he was arrested. NIA officials said that Abdul Wahid was arrested from the IGI airport in Delhi upon his deportation from UAE.

An Interpol red corner notice issued against Wahid says he is wanted for his alleged involvement in the July 2006 Mumbai serial blasts, the 2008 Delhi blasts and the 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium blasts in Bangalore.

According to the dossier on Wahid with Indian agencies, the 32-year-old terror suspect Wahid is alleged to have routed money sent by Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal using banking channels and Western Union Money Transfer ahead of blasts in India.