New Delhi: In a majore breakthrough, a 1993 Mumbai blast accused Kadir Ahmad was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad and the Gujarat Anti-Terror Squad from Najibabad.
Kadir Ahmed is an accused under TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities Prevention Act).
He had a major role in the landing of weapons and explosives in Gujarat which were supplied by Tiger Memon for the Mumbai blast.
Aseem Arun, Insoector General, UP ATS informed the media that the UP ATS and Gujarat police are questioning Kadir Ahmed. The police said the accused would be taken to Gujarat on a transit remand.
The blasts took place at Bombay Stock Exchange, Katha Bazaar, Lucky petrol pump near Sena Bhavan, opposite Passport office near Century Bazaar, Fishermen's colony at Mahim Causeway, at basement of Air India Building, Zaveri Bazaar, Hotel Sea Rock, Plaza Theatre, Centaur Hotel (Juhu), Sahar Airport (Bay no.54) and Centaur Hotel (near airport).
This was the first ever terrorist attack in the world where RDX (Research Department Explosive i.e cyclotrimethylene trinitramine) was used on such a large scale after the Second World War.
24 years after multiple blasts ripped through Mumbai, a special TADA court on June 16 convicted six accused, including key figures Abu Salem and Mustafa Dossa, while acquitting one.