Suspected IM terrorist held in Mumbai for 2011 serial bomb blasts

A suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist was arrested on Tuesday by Maharashtra ATS in connection with the 2011 serial bomb blasts in which 26 people were killed.

The terror suspect was nabbed from the city airport this morning and produced before a local court, which sent him in 10-day ATS custody.

"We arrested one Zainul Abedin, a suspected IM terrorist, from the airport this morning. We produced him in the court and got his remand for ten days," a senior Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) official said. "We will be questioning him in connection with the 2011 Mumbai serial blasts case," he said.

A red corner (RC) notice was issued against the accused, based on which the ATS sleuths of Kalachowki unit arrested him, police said. According to police, Abedin was allegedly responsible for supplying explosives for operations of the banned outfit, blamed in the past for a string of terror strikes in various parts of the country.

Besides the Maharashtra ATS, Abedin was also wanted by the anti-terror wings of Karnataka and Gujarat Police, and NIA.

Three co-ordinated bomb explosions occurred in Opera House, Zaveri Bazaar and Dadar West on July 13, 2011, killing 26 people and injuring nearly 130 others.

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