Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad on Monday claimed to have cracked the July 13 triple blasts in Mumbai that rocked the areas of Zaveri Bazar, Opera House and Dadar last year. Two people were arrested for the blasts that claimed 27 lives. However, the hunt for the elusive mastermind - Yasin Bhatkal, a top IM operative - still continues.
ATS chief Rakesh Maria said after the arrest, "We have made two arrests in the blast case - Naqee and Nadeem. The two accused had stolen the two scooters used in the commission of the crime." The twin arrests come nearly six months after the blasts.
Naqee Ahmed and Nadeem Mukhtar, who hail from Darbhanga in Bihar, stand accused of assisting the terror mastermind, Ahmed Zarar Siddibuppa alias Bhatkal.
Apart from stealing the scooters used for planting the bombs at Zaveri Bazaar and Opera House, the two also transported the explosives from Delhi to Mumbai on a train....more
11:09 PM, Jan 23, 2012