‘IM bomb­maker’ who fled Batla raid ar­rested: Po­lice

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO -

Khan’s ar­rest comes less than a month af­ter Ab­dul Sub­han Qureshi alias Tauqeer -- an­other ac­cused in the Delhi se­rial blasts case -- was ap­pre­hended af­ter an al­leged en­counter in east Delhi on Jan­uary 22. The in­for­ma­tion given by Qureshi on Khan’s where­abouts led to his ar­rest from Ban­basa town in Ut­tarak­hand, po­lice said. Delhi’s po­lice com­mis­sioner Amulya Pat­naik said the two ar­rests were “sig­nif­i­cant catches”.

Ac­cord­ing to the po­lice, the Aza­m­garh na­tive had set­tled in Nepal a month af­ter al­legedly es­cap­ing from Delhi fol­low­ing the Batla House en­counter. He mar­ried a lo­cal woman and was work­ing as a teacher at a pri­mary school , po­lice said.

“On 17 Novem­ber, 2007, Khan and his as­so­ciates car­ried out bomb­ings in three courts in Ut­tar Pradesh as re­venge for lawyers thrash­ing three Jaish-eMo­hammed ter­ror ac­cused and for re­fus­ing to rep­re­sent them in court. Five min­utes be­fore the blasts, the IM owned up to their in­volve­ment through emails to me­dia or­gan­i­sa­tions,” Kush­wah said.

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