Crime

Indian agencies apprehend two accused in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case

The 1993 Bombay bombings were a series of 12 bomb explosions that took place in Mumbai, India, then known as Bombay, on 12 March 1993.

Indian agencies have apprehended Abu Bakar, accused of executing the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, in a major overseas operation on Wednesday, India Today reported. According to the report, Bakar had been residing in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Pakistan.

The agencies investigating the matter have also arrested Firoz, who is the second accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

According to the police, Firoz made frequent trips between the Middle East and Navi Mumbai. Then Joint Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Maria, had said after the arrest, that the police had ‘recieved a tip-off about his real identity’ during one of his trips to Oman in 2010 February.

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