‘IM bombmaker’ who fled Batla raid arrested: Police
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.