FLED TO PAK, LATER CAUGHT IN DUBAI

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Fa­rooq Devdi­wala,a

mem­ber of the Da­wood gang, was in­volved in the mur­der of for­mer Gu­jarat home min­is­ter Haren Pandya in 2003, in the af­ter­math of the Gu­jarat ri­ots

In­dian agen­cies be­lieve he is also in­volved in ter­ror cases in Gu­jarat and Mum­bai He fled the coun­try and took shel­ter in Pakistan some years ago but was ar­rested in Dubai in 2018 Devdi­wala is said to have a close re­la­tion­ship with In­dian Mu­jahideen lead­ers Yasin Bhatkal and Riyaz Bhatkal

Af­ter Devdi­wala’s ar­rest in Dubai, In­dian agen­cies launched an op­er­a­tion to bust sleeper cells in Mum­bai and Gu­jarat

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