Suspected IM Terrorist Arrested in 2011 Mumbai Blasts Case

Zainul Abedin was nabbed from the airport and produced before a local court, which sent him to 10-day ATS custody.

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After Ajaz Sheikh, terror suspect Zainul Abedin was nabbed by the ATS in connection with the 2011 serial bomb blasts. (Photo: PTI)

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, Zainul Abedin was nabbed from the city airport in the morning and produced before a local court, which sent him to 10-day Anti-Terrorism Squad 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, till 6 May. We will be questioning him in connection with the 2011 Mumbai serial blasts case.
Niket Kaushik, Special IG (ATS) 

A red corner (RC) notice was issued against the accused, based on which the ATS sleuths of the Kalachowki unit arrested him, police said.

Zain ul Abedin is an active member of Indian Mujahideen. His arrest will lead to completely understanding conspiracy behind the blasts. It is believed that explosives used during 2011 Mumbai blast were procured by him.
Niket Kaushik, Special IG

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 is also wanted by the anti-terror wings of Karnataka and Gujarat Police, and the NIA.

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

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