The officials said that the Uttar Pradesh Police Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) all along with Gujarat Police arrested a man accused of smuggling arms and ammunition in the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai on Saturday. The Qadeer Ahmed was arrested from Uttar Pradesh’s Bijnore district after twenty-four years of the blasts that stunned India’s financial capital, said the police officials.
“TADA accused Qadeer Ahmed (a resident of Najibabad in Bijnore district) allegedly played an important role in smuggling arms and ammunition supplied by Tiger Memon (one of the prime suspects in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts) in Jamnagar, Gujarat, which was later used in the Mumbai blasts,” an ATS official said. The ATS IG, Aseem Arun, said that the arrest was made by the Uttar Pradesh Police in a combined operation with their Gujarat counterparts. He added that Ahmed was arrested from Bjinore’s Najijabad area. “He will be produced before a magistrate and taken to Gujarat on a transit remand,” Arun said. He added that at this time, both UP ATS and Gujarat Police squads have been questioning Ahmed.