Three Arrested In Bihar, 2008 Ahmedabad Blast Accused

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Patna: Three suspected terrorists, including an accused in the 2008 bomb blast in Ahmedabad have been arrested in Gaya. The 2008 Ahmedabad bombings were a series of 21 bomb blasts that hit Ahmedabad, India, on 26 July 2008, within a span of 70 minutes. 56 people were killed and over 200 people were injured police said on Thursday.

Tausheek Ahmad, the bomb blast case accused, and his associate Sanaah Khan were arrested from a cyber cafe in Rajendra Ashram locality in Gaya town last night after they were found making some objectionable post on social media. Gaya is about 100 km from state capital Patna.

The arrest was made by a police team led by Station House Officer (SHO) of the Civil Lines police station Hari Ojha, according to Sources.

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On the basis of information gathered from the two, another person Shahber Khan of Shahdeo Khap village has been arrested for giving shelter to Tausheek Ahmad, sources. Sanaah Khan hails from Shahdeo Khap village of Gaya.

The IGP said NIA, RAW, ATS, IB and Bihar Police personnel are questioning the three.

According to Sources, during questioning it emerged that Tausheek Ahmad, a B.Tech in Computer and Electronics from a private university in Maharashtra, has been visiting Gaya since 2009 and staying at Shahdeo Khap village at a shelter provided by Shahber Khan.