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Ahmedabad serial blasts mastermind among three arrested in Bihar

He was teaching maths and science to students in a school at Shahdeo Khap village. He also presented the teachings of Islam "in a wrong way" to arouse anti-national feelings among his pupils, the DSP claimed.

By: PTI | Gaya/patna | Published: September 14, 2017 8:11 pm
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The alleged mastermind of the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts and two of his associates have been arrested in Bihar, police said on Thursday.

Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) S K Singhal identified the suspected mastermind as Tausif Khan, a resident of Ahmedabad and aged around 35 years. Earlier, the Gaya police had identified him as Tausheek Ahmad.

Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Garima Mallik told PTI that the Gujarat ATS had been informed about the arrest and a team was being sent to Gaya. Mallik said the man’s original name is Tausif Khan and that he has been living in Gaya under the name of ‘Atiq Sir’. Mallik said Tausif Khan and his associate Sanaah Khan were arrested from outside a cyber cafe in Rajendra Ashram locality in Gaya town last night.

The owner of the cyber cafe Anurag Basu, who also runs a monthly magazine in Gaya, found the two making some objectionable posts on social media and tipped off the police, deputy superintendent of police (DSP) Alok Kumar Singh said.

The arrests were made by a police team with the help of Basu and some locals, he said, adding that on the basis of information gathered from the two, Shahber Khan of Shahdeo Khap village was arrested for giving shelter to Tausif. Sanaah Khan hails from Shahdeo Khap village of Gaya.

Singhal said Tausif and Sanaah culled information on ISIS from the internet and emailed some parts to a few parliamentarians, among others. Bihar ATS Inspector General of Police Sunil Kumar Jha said officers of National Investigation Agency (NIA), RAW, ATS, IB and Bihar Police were questioning the three at Delha police station of Gaya.

The DSP said that during interrogation it emerged that Tausif, who has been staying in Gaya under the name of ‘Atiq Sir’, is a B.Tech in computer and electronics from D Y Patil University in Maharashtra. He has been visiting Gaya since 2009 and staying at Shahdeo Khap village at a shelter provided by Shahber Khan. He was teaching maths and science to students in a school at Shahdeo Khap village. He also presented the teachings of Islam “in a wrong way” to arouse anti-national feelings among his pupils, the DSP claimed.

During interrogation, Tausif revealed the names of more than 12 youths who had been associated with him, the DSP claimed. Jha of the Bihar ATS said the cyber cafe owner and the local police who apprehended him would be rewarded.

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    nadir
    Sep 14, 2017 at 10:23 pm
    All bomb blasts in past few year planned and executed by brahmin terrorist module of rss linked to isi. there are sufficient evidence and proofs and also confessions in courts by few brahmin terrorists caught so far such as asimanand aka asim chatterji, upadhayay, joshi, sadhvia, purohit etc. bhagwat amd vaidya had filed a complaint with ex pm against purohit to save themselves as purohit might be double crossing or a mole. but now they are silent as they have not to worry as it's their own govt now. madhya pradesh bjp and bajrang dal leaders were caught red handed passing info to isi and getting paid. problem even mamy police and courts are sympathisers that's why they are going scot free. To make a scapegoat, muslims are framed in false cases. anybody in doubt may search google and news sites for info. bramin terrorists want to hold onto all power and resources of country and let dalits, tribes, other castes, poor at the cost of national security.
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    1. Madhava Rao
      Sep 14, 2017 at 11:39 pm
      BhoseDK M0slem sw1ne!
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      Hindu
      Sep 14, 2017 at 9:58 pm
      This jehadi was teaching Hindu girls in college , hopefully trying to do double jehad
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        Nampurath Krishna
        Sep 14, 2017 at 8:52 pm
        Bihar-Jharkhand-Bengal triangle safe haven for Islamic terrorists and anti-national sleeper cells as they get political patronage for safe hiding here. Well known politician of Bihar for his anathema towards right wing parties follow appea t policy blindly and this make the area fertile for those terrorists. High time people like Anurag Basu swamped the area to assist administration to weed out those anti-nationals and decimate the assisting political brigade.
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