An alleged hawala operator, suspected to be involved in the July 13, 2011 Mumbai triple blasts, was arrested after being picked up from Goa airport, Maharashtra ATS said Wednesday.
The operator was suspected to be involved by ensuring the funds reached arrested Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal to trigger the explosions.
The accused Abdul Mateen Damada alias Farooq (50), against whom a Look Out Circular (LOC) was issued in 2012, was on Monday intercepted at Goa airport by immigration authorities, who informed the ATS, said Additional Director General (ATS) Himanshu Roy.
A police team then rushed to Goa, brought Damada to Mumbai and placed him under arrest in the blasts case.
“The accused was today produced before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court, which remanded him to the ATS custody till July 28,” Roy added.
- Lenovo k6 Power Video Review
- Bigg Boss 10 December 5 Review: Manveer Calls Swam Om ‘kachdaa’
- PM Narendra Modi Declared Winner Of TIME Magazine’s Person Of The Year – Reader’s Poll
- Paneerselvam sworn in as new Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu
- Tamil Nadu CM J Jayalalithaa Passes Away After Suffering Cardiac Arrest
- J.Jayalalithaa’s Life Journey
- Here’s Why Delhi-NCR Gets Pollution Code On Lines Of Beijing
- PM Modi Is More Interested In TRP Politics Rahul Gandhi At Congress Parliamentary Meet
- Bigg Boss 10 December 1 Review: Priyanka Jagga Succeeds In Her Divide And Rule Strategy
- Kahaani 2 Audience Reaction: Vidya Balan Starrer Thriller Gets Mixed Reviews
- Find Out What PM Modi Said About Demonetisation On LinkedIn
- Row Over West Bengal ”Military Coup” Issue Escalates: Who Said What
- Here’s How Mohammad Kaif Replied To Virender Sehwag’s Birthday Wish On Twitter
- West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee’s Flight Reportedly Had Low Fuel: Here’s What Happened
- Reliance Jio Welcome Offer Extended Till March 31, JioMoney Launched
Damada had allegedly provided fundings for the blasts to Yasin Bhatkal from Dubai, police said.
Three powerful blasts had ripped through crowded areas in Mumbai on the evening of July 13, 2011, killing at least 21 people and injuring 141.
The first explosion had rocked Zaveri Bazar, a popular jewellery market, at 6:50 PM. A minute later, another blast shook the busy business area Opera House. The third blast ripped through the crowded Dadar (West) area in Central Mumbai at 7:04 PM.
Earlier, seven accused namely Yasin Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar alias Tabrez, Naquee Ahmed, Nadeem Shaikh, Kanwar Pathrija, Haroon Naik and Mohammed Qafeel Ansari were held in the case and are facing trial under MCOCA, IPC and other laws.