Indian Mujahideen’s top bomb maker, Abdul Subhan Qureshi alias Tauqeer was arrested by the Delhi police on 22 January 2018. 
Indian Mujahideen’s top bomb maker, Abdul Subhan Qureshi alias Tauqeer was arrested by the Delhi police on 22 January 2018. (Image: The Quint/Erum Gour)
  • 1. Who was Abdul Subhan Qureshi ?
  • 2. Qureshi's Terror Graph
  • 3. Recent Terror Activities
  • 4. Qureshi's Pre-Terror Days
Who Is India’s Bin Laden, Abdul Subhan?

In March 2001, Abdul Subhan Qureshi wrote his resignation letter stating – “I wish to inform you that I have decided to devote one complete year to pursue religious and spiritual matters,” He was 30 years old at the time. It was the beginning of the making of ‘India’s Osama bin Laden’.

Abdul Subhan Qureshi (45) was captured by the Delhi Police on 22 January from the Ghazipur area following a brief shoot-out. The arrest came while security preparations were being made for Friday’s Republic Day. The police recovered pistols and documents from Qureshi to indicate that he was trying to revive the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM).

Here’s how a quiet techie turned bomb-maker became a ‘big catch’ who could reveal a lot more about home-grown terror organisations.

  • 1. Who was Abdul Subhan Qureshi ?

    Abdul Subhan Qureshi was known by several aliases – Kasim, Zakir, Qab and Tauqeer.

    He was part of the Students’ Islamist Movement and a part of the churn that saw the banned organisation merge with the Indian Mujahideen with the help of leaders from international terror organisations like the Lahskar-el-Taiba and the Al-Qaeda.

    A top bomb-maker for the Indian Mujahideen, he was, at different points in time, involved in recruiting and indoctrinating youth into the Indian Mujahideen, teaching them to make Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and raising funds for reviving the SIMI/IM terror network in the country.

    All this made him a top name in the National Investigation Agency’s Most Wanted List.

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