AHMEDABAD BLASTS

  • IM operative Afzal Usmani, who escaped from a Mumbai court, rearrested October 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Indian Mujahideen operative Afzal Usmani, who had escaped from the Mumbai Police's custody, has been arrested. Usmani, an accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad and Surat blasts had managed to escape in broad daylight from the Mumbai Sessions Court premises on September 20. The IM operative, who was taken to the...
  • Embarrassed Mumbai police begins manhunt as IM terrorist escapes September 21, 2013

    Mumbai: In a huge security lapse and a big embarrassment for the Mumbai Police, Indian Mujahideen operative and Ahmedabad blasts case accused Afzal Usmani made a daring escape from police custody while being produced in court on Friday. Two policemen have been suspended and a DCP-level inquiry has also been initiated...
  • India high on terror hitlist, but lacks probe capabilities February 22, 2013

    New Delhi: The twin blasts in Hyderabad, which killed 16 people and injured 117 others on Thursday evening, has once again pointed to the need for better and quick action on intelligence and coordination between Central and states' agencies. But in addition to this, the attack in the Andhra Pradesh...
  • Sabarmati Central Jail's Deputy Superintendent suspended February 13, 2013

    Gandhinagar: The Deputy Superintendent of the Sabarmati Central Jail in Gujarat was suspended on Wednesday after a jail break attempt by inmates. Jail authorities on Monday had discovered an 18feet long tunnel in the prison. Those who attempted the jail break have now been put into a concrete structure for strict...
  • Maharashtra ATS kills Ahmedabad blast suspect March 26, 2012

    New Delhi: A suspect wanted in connection with the 2008 Ahmedabad blast case was killed in an encounter with the Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad (ATS) in Aurangabad on Sunday. The deceased has been identified as Mohammed Abrar, a resident of Gulmohar Colony in Ahmedabad, police said. Mohammad Abrar's name figured in...
  • Govt must act on terror: Ahmedabad blast victim September 8, 2011

    After the Delhi High Court blast on Wednesday, victims of the 2009 Ahmedabad blasts are questioning whether the authorities are doing enough to avert these terror strikes. ...
  • Terror group Indian Mujahideen on recruitment spree March 8, 2010

    New Delhi: The Indian Mujahideen (IM) are trying to regroup and recruit new cadre that's what has emerged from the interrogation of 21yearold Salman, an alleged IM operative. A Delhi court has sent Salman to eight days of police custody. The Indian Mujahideen has been recruiting new cadres to make up...
  • 62 charged in Ahmedabad serial blasts case January 12, 2010

    Gandhinagar: Hearing in the Ahmedabad serial blasts case is expected to begin Jan 19 with charge sheets being framed against 62 accused in the bombings that killed 57 people and left over 150 injured on July 26, 2008, The charge sheet was filed in the special court of Bela Trivedi,...
  • A year on, Ahmedabad blasts suspects still absconding July 26, 2009

    Ahmedabad: It's been exactly a year since 22 bomb blasts ripped through this Gujarat city leaving 59 dead and over 100 injured. But after a Rs 9 lakh investigation bill, the police still are unable to trace down 37 suspects in the case. The investigating agencies say they are yet to...
  • IM laid bombs to avenge Guj riots, says accused November 26, 2008

    New Delhi: In a major development in the Ahmedabad blast case, one of the accused Abdul Razzak has admitted that Indian Mujahideen was behind the attacks. This is the first time that an accused in the case has confessed the group's involvement in court. The confession was made in the presence...
  • Key accused in Ahmedabad blasts held in MP November 10, 2008

    Ahmedabad: Qayamuddin Kapadia, one of the key conspirators of the July 26 serial blasts in the city, has been arrested by the Madhya Pradesh police. "Qayamuddinn Kapadia has been arrested by MP Police. I do not have much details on this matter as of now," Joint Commissioner of Police of City...
  • Alleged IM terrorist wants to help nab others October 27, 2008

    Mumbai: Mansoor Peerbhoy, who allegedly wrote the terror mails ahead of serial blasts in various parts of the country, has expressed his willingness to become an approver and help the investigating agencies. Peerbhoy, a software engineer arrested for his links with terror group Indian Mujahideen, filed an application before a MCOCA...
  • The profile of a whitecollared alleged terrorist October 26, 2008

    Pune: Mohammed Asgar Mansoor Peerbhoy would never strike as a radical, jehadi terrorist to anyone who met him in the daytoday life. He is like any successful, white collared gentleman one could meet anyplace. The 31yearold software engineer employed with Yahoo! had everything going for him, till he allegedly got into...
  • Masters of technology and supporters of terror October 8, 2008

    Mumbai: The emails terrorist group Indian Mujahideen sent to news channels minutes before the bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, Jaipur and New Delhi were written in fluent English and had the imprint of a new netsavvy militant. The Crime Branch of Mumbai Police on Monday said it had busted the media wing...
  • Ahmedabad blasts: 10 accused sent to police custody October 1, 2008

    Ahmedabad: Ten persons accused in the serial blasts of July 26, including alleged mastermind Mufti Abu Basher, were sent to police custody till October 8 by a metropolitan magistrate on Wednesday. Basher, Jahir Sheikh, Imran Sheikh, Sajid Mansuri, Iqbal Sheikh, Samsuddin Sheikh, Yunus Mansuri, Gyasuddin Ansari, Arif Kagzi and Usman Agarbattiwala,...
  • Police find 17 crude bombs in Ahmedabad September 29, 2008

    New Delhi: Even as Gujarat was limping back to normalcy after being targetted by the perpetrators of terror on July 26, the state was shaken again on Monday with the recovery of crude bombs in Ahmedabad. Seventeen bombs were found near the Kalupur Darvaja of Ahmedabad on Monday, police said. The bombs...
  • Fear factor: India scared, scarred by terror September 28, 2008

    Jaipur, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Delhi four terror attacks in as many months. Is the aam admi feeling terrorised? Is the UPA Government being seen as being soft on terror? To sense the mood of the nation, CNNIBNHindustan Times conducted a survey in seven metros across India with research firm...
  • Cops say terror attack on Mumbai foiled, 5 held September 24, 2008

    Mumbai: Mumbai Police claim to have foiled a major terror attack with the arrest of five alleged Indian Mujahideen activists on Wednesday. Police officials say all those arrested were involved in all the bomb blasts in the country since 2005 including Mumbai train blasts in 2006, the July 29 serial bomb...
  • Congress blames Modi, says he was warned of blasts September 22, 2008

    New Delhi/Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who has emerged as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) antiterror mascot, had failed to act on intelligence inputs ahead of the July 26 serial bombings in Ahmedabad, the Congress party said on Monday. "Based on the interrogation of SIMI (Students Islamic Movement of India)...
  • Ahmedabad boy fights back blast injuries September 21, 2008

    Ahmedabad: The city of Ahmedabad witnessed one of the worst terror attacks this year. After two months, the city is slowly limping back to normal. However, for eightyearold Yash who is recovering from his injuries, there's another shock waiting for him. He had suffered 50 per cent burns in the blast...
  • Gujarat Police claim they provided tipoff to Delhi Police September 20, 2008

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Police officials are claiming they provided the vital tipoff to Delhi Police about the terrorists holed up in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi. A Special Cell of Delhi Police gunned down two terrorists and arrested one more during an encounter in Jamia Nagar on Friday. Two others terrorists,...
  • Well begun, now fight terror to the finish September 20, 2008

    New Delhi: Almost a week after the serial bombs ripped through the national capital, killing 24 people, the Delhi police killed two people who they say were responsible for these blasts. They arrested a third alleged terrorist. Two others escaped and one of them is in custody after engaging the...
  • Centre was informed about Delhi blasts: Guj police September 18, 2008

    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...
  • Chinese mobile phones: All bling no surety September 15, 2008

    New Delhi: We Indians definitely don't believe in less of Chinese. We love Chinese food and Chinese gadgets, especially Chinese phones. They have got touch screens, cameras, bluetooths, FM and televsions. And what's more, these hot phones are a steal at Rs 4,000. But there is a catch. They often come...
  • Terror rocks Delhi | US, Pak and UK condemn blasts September 14, 2008

    New Delhi: After Ahmedabad and Bangalore, terror visited the national capital on Saturday. Serial blasts rocked busy market areas the city killing 22 and injuring 131. Five explosions within a span of 22 minutes rocked Karol Bagh, Connaught Place and Greater Kailash Part I, some of the major shopping destinations of...
  • Latest terror toolkit in India: Chinese cellphones September 13, 2008

    New Delhi: Chinese mobiles are fancy, stateoftheart and dirt cheap for they are mostly copycats of big brands. However, they are also a suspected terrorist toolkit now, which has prompted the Intelligence Bureau and Home Ministry to recommend last month that the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) should ban the sale of...
  • I am not anxious now that I am here: Haywood September 11, 2008

    Mumbai: US national Kenneth Haywood, the man whose wifi connection was hacked to send the Ahmedabad terror email, is making news again, but this time for the right reasons. He has voluntarily returned to India after leaving the country a month ago despite a look out notice against him. Haywood...
  • Gujarat blasts: American returns for probe September 11, 2008

    New Delhi: American National Kenneth Haywood whose wifi account was hacked into by terrorists to send a terror email minutes before the Ahmedabad blasts has returned to India with his family. Haywood had managed to slip out from under the Indian authorities' noses despite a lookout notice issued...
  • Cops claim Surat bomb mystery defused, 1 held August 27, 2008

    New Delhi: The Surat police on Wednesday arrested a bakery owner in the city for planting bombs across the city that sent investigative agencies into a tizzy in the aftermath of July 26 Ahmedabad blasts. Twentysixyearold Tanvir Pathan from Bharimatha area of Surat has no criminal record but police say he...
  • SIMI activist held in Lucknow sent terror mails: Cops August 26, 2008

    Lucknow: Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activist Shahbaz, arrested on Monday for his alleged involvement in the Jaipur and Ahmedabad serial blasts, is an IT expert and believed to be the brains behind the 'Indian Mujahideen' email sent to media houses minutes before the Ahmedabad bombings, officials said Tuesday. Shahbaz...