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Ahmedabad blasts key accused brought to Delhi

CNN-IBN
Sep 18, 2008 at 04:02pm IST

New Delhi: Abu Bashar, a key accused in the Ahmedabad blasts case, was brought to the capital by Gujarat Police on Thursday to verify his links with Delhi blasts.

"Abu Basher was brought to Delhi after we did the primary interrogations in Gujarat. He has been brought to Delhi to make independent investigations. He is important link of all recent blasts," Delhi Police officials told CNN-IBN.

Gujarat Police has said that Bashar has made many revelations during the interrogation.

“During interrogation Bashar made important revelations. He said that he was aware of the Delhi blasts. Delhi Police teams were in Gujarat immediately after the arrest of Abu Bashar,” Gujarat Police officials told CNN-IBN.

They also stated that everything was communicated to the Union Home Ministry on record 20 days before the blasts,” they added.

He had allegedly stayed in a house in Delhi with terror mastermind Abdus Subhan Qureshi alias 'Tauqeer', who is wanted for the Delhi blasts.

“He (Bashar) is in our remand and we have taken him to Delhi to verify certain links and leads," said Director General of Gujarat Police P C Pande.

"Abu Basher was brought to Delhi after we did the primary interrogations in Gujarat. He has been brought to Delhi to make independent investigations. He is important link of all recent blasts," Delhi Police officials told CNN-IBN.

Bashar is not on transit remand to Delhi. He has come with Ahmedabad Police for investigation. Delhi Police will interrogate him during that period.

A SIMI activist, Bashar, who was nabbed in Uttar Pradesh last month in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts, is allegedly also involved in the terror strike in Lumbini Park in Hyderabad last year.

Bashar had worked as a teacher in a Hyderabad-based madrasa for almost two years from 2005.

According to the police he had stated during his interrogation that he had stayed with Tauqeer in a house in Zakir Nagar, Delhi in July.

Tauqeer has been named by the Gujarat police as being one of the masterminds behind the Ahmedabad terror strike.

He is also accused of having sent the threatening emails for terror group Indian Mujahideen from Mumbai.

With inputs from agencies

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