Serial Blasts

  • Feel proud for carrying Mumbai serial blasts: Bhatkal tells police July 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, arrested in connection with the 2011 Mumbai triple blast case, told the Mumbai police that he feels "proud of himself" for carrying out the blasts. "Whatever I have done, I feel proud of myself," Bhatkal said in his confessional statement, recorded by the Mumbai police,...
  • Patna serial blasts suspect released from jail on bail June 23, 2014

    A suspect in the October 2013 Patna serial blasts was on Monday released from jail, four days after a court granted him bail, police said. A designated court on Thursday granted bail to Tabish Niyaz alias Arshad Ansari, a resident of Alauli village in East Champaran district, who was arrested by...
  • 2008 blasts: Suspected IM operative sent to police custody till June 2 May 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Faizan Ahmed Sultan, who was arrested early this month after being deported from Sharjah, was today remanded in police custody till June 2 by a court here in connection with a 2008 Delhi serial blasts case. Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash sent Sultan to police...
  • Patna serial blasts: Four accused sent to judicial custody till June 6 May 23, 2014

    Four accused in Patna serial blasts case were produced in the high court on Friday. All the four accused have been sent to police custody till June 6. NIA on wednesday has arrested four persons including alleged mastermind Hyder Ali alias ‘Black Beauty’, in connection with the Patna serial blasts ahead...
  • NIA to interrogate four Patna serial blasts accused May 9, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) will on Friday interrogate four people arrested in connection with the serial blasts here in 2013 ahead of a rally by BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, police said. The four men, Ahmad Hussain, Fakruddin, Mohammad Raju and Anil Pandey, will be interrogated by the NIA...
  • Delhi Police launches hunt for Patna serial blasts accused Haider April 29, 2014

    Delhi Police on Monday said it was conducting searches to trace the hideouts of suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist Haider alias Black Beauty, wanted in the 2013 Patna bombing case. A Delhi court had April 22 granted the Delhi Police special cell 15 days' custody of Imteyaz Alam, a suspected Indian Mujahideen...
  • NIA files chargesheet against Patna serial blasts accused April 25, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has filed a chargesheet against Imtiyaz Ansari, an accused in the Patna serial blasts ahead of the Oct 27, 2013 rally by BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, police said on Friday. "The chargesheet was filed at a special NIA court in Patna Thursday," a district...
  • IM top man Tehseen Akhtar was planning terror strike in Delhi: Police March 28, 2014

    Indian Mujahideen's top operative Tehseen Akhtar alias Monu was planning to carry out a terror strike in the national capital with the help of his associates, the Delhi Police has told a local court. The Special Cell of Delhi Police stated this while seeking remand of Akhtar, one of the alleged...
  • 2008 Delhi serial blasts: Court dismisses bail plea of Yasin Bhatkal, aide March 20, 2014

    Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were on Thursday denied bail by a Delhi court in connection with a September 2008 Delhi serial blasts case. Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash dismissed the bail plea of both the accused while allowing the application of special cell of...
  • Aslam Pervez confesses his involvement in Bodh Gaya, Gandhi Maidan blasts: Police March 9, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Saturday arrested one accused of the serial blasts during Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's rally in Patna last in October last year from a village in Arwal district of Bihar, police said. The person arrested was identified as Aslam Pervez, son of Maqsood Alam and...
  • Nitish Kumar counters Modi barbs on Bihar becoming terrorist haven March 4, 2014

    Seeking to dismiss allegations by Narendra Modi that Bihar has become a haven for terrorists, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday questioned incidents of violence that occurred in Gujarat and other parts of the country. "Any incident of terrorism is a cause of worry. But if on the basis of one...
  • NIA arrests 2 persons in connection with blasts at Modi's Patna rally February 25, 2014

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested two persons from Mirzapur in Uttar Pradesh in connection with the blasts outside the rally of BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on October 27. NIA sources said Fakruddin and Ahmed were arrested from Mirzapur in eastern Uttar Pradesh for allegedly procurring material...
  • Extension of Sanjay Dutt's parole as per norms: Prithviraj Chavan February 19, 2014

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan on Wednesday defended extension of parole of actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Bombay serial blasts case, saying the action was taken as per law and no rules were violated. "Decisions are taken as per law, without violating any provisions. Decisions are taken at the...
  • Property of Patna serial blasts' suspect attached after he fails to surrender January 13, 2014

    The property of suspected Indian Mujahideen operative Haider Ali, accused in bomb blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, was attached on Sunday night after he failed to surrender, police said on Monday. Haider is a resident of Khiryawa village under Madanpur police station in Aurangabad district. "A joint team of the NIA...
  • Absconding SIMI members were in touch with Pakistan Taliban: MP ATS chief December 26, 2013

    Madhya Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) on Wednesday claimed that SIMI activist Abu Faizal and two others who were arrested on Tuesday had links with fundamentalist terror group Tehreek-e-Taliban, which is active in the north-western Pakistan. Faizal, who had escaped from Khandwa jail with five others a few months ago, was caught...
  • Patna blasts suspect's family among others invited to Modi rally December 23, 2013

    Jharkhand BJP leaders reached out to the family of Patna blast suspect Imitiaz, inviting them to their prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally here on December 29. BJP is extending invitations to every family in Jharkhand requesting them to turn up at the rally. "Under the leadership of senior BJP leader C...
  • With Mid-day meal tragedy and terror attacks, 2013 proves to be a tough year for Nitish Kumar December 21, 2013

    2013 proved to be a tough year for Nitish Kumar who had to walk the tightrope after being pushed to the brink following JD-U's split from BJP, the terror attack in Bodh Gaya and serial blasts in the state capital during Narendra Modi's rally. Bihar government, which had earned praise from...
  • NIA takes Patna serial blasts suspect to Ranchi for more leads December 19, 2013

    The NIA sleuths on Wednesday brought Patna serial blasts suspect Imitiaz Ansari to Ranchi in search of more evidences in connection with Bodhgaya and Patna serial blasts, a senior IPS officer said. "The NIA team is here. It has brought Imitiaz Ansari to Ranchi in connection with Patna bomb blasts. Earlier,...
  • 4 RPF officials rewarded for nabbing Patna serial blasts accused December 13, 2013

    The railway authorities have given cash rewards to four Railway Police Force officials who caught Mohammad Imtiaz Ansari, the main accused in the serial blasts in Patna, officials said on Friday. Serial bomb blasts took place in Patna on October 27 during Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally...
  • BJP disrupts Bihar Assembly, wants CBI probe in Patna serial blasts December 12, 2013

    The Bihar assembly proceedings were disrupted on Thursday by the opposition BJP which demanded CBI probe into the Patna serial blasts ahead of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally on October 27. The assembly was adjourned till 2.30 pm after the ruckus in the morning. Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nand Kishore...
  • Narendra Modi on top of IM's hit list, BJP's Shahnawaz Hussain also a target December 10, 2013

    BJP leader Syed Shahnawaz Hussain is on the hit list of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen, Bihar Police officials said on Tuesday. "Shahnawaz Hussain is on the hit list of IM after (Narendra) Modi," a police official in Patna said. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is on top of...
  • NIA given 13-day remand of 2 SIMI activists involved in Patna blasts, Bodh Gaya attacks December 4, 2013

    A special court in Patna on Wednesday gave 13 days remand of two SIMI activists arrested from Chhattisgarh in connection with Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blasts to NIA for questioning. After being brought to Patna from Raipur, two SIMI activists--Umer Siddiqui and Azharuddin Kureshi--were produced in the court of Special...
  • NIA to produce two SIMI operatives in Patna court on December 5 December 3, 2013

    A local court on Monday granted three-day transit remand of two SIMI operatives, including alleged mastermind of Bodhgaya temple blasts Umer Siddiqui, to NIA in connection with explosions at Narendra Modi's rally at Patna in October in which five persons were killed. They will be produced before a designated court of...
  • SIMI planned to strike pilgrim train, Shia mosque in Lucknow: Police November 28, 2013

    Suspected Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) operative Umer Siddhiqui, who was recently nabbed in Raipur, had planned to attack a Delhi-Bodh Gaya special train and the Shia mosque at Lucknow, police said. Police added that along with the recent Patna blasts accused Haider Ali alias 'Abdulla', Siddhiqui (35), had also...
  • Patna serial blasts: Police custody of SIMI members arrested from Raipur extended November 23, 2013

    A local court on Friday extended the police remand of four suspected SIMI activists, arrested in Raipur in connection with Patna serial blasts, till November 27. Seven other members of the banned outfit were sent in judicial remand till December 6. "Chief Judicial Magistrate Alok Kumar has extended the police remand...
  • FIR against IM cadre Tehseen Akhtar, Haider Ali for Patna, Bodh Gaya blasts November 22, 2013

    An FIR has been registered by the Bihar police against two Indian Mujahideen operatives Tehseen Akhtar and Haider Ali, besides some unnamed persons in connection with the serial bomb blasts at Patna and Bodh Gaya and illegal transaction of money having links with Pakistan. The FIR was lodged at Gandhi Maidan...
  • Another suspect arrested in Patna serial blasts case November 19, 2013

    Ranchi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday arrested one more person in connection with the serial blasts that took place near Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Hunkar rally. The suspect arrested from Ranchi is reportedly named Aurangzeb. Raids are also being conducted in his native...
  • Patna serial blasts suspects may flee to Nepal, NIA informs Bihar police November 18, 2013

    The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has told Bihar Police to look out for five terror suspects involved in Patna and Bodh Gaya bombings as they may be hiding in districts on the India-Nepal border and were likely to escape to Nepal, police Monday said. "After NIA's alert, Bihar Police headquarters asked...
  • Patna serial blasts: Nitish gave free hand to terrorists to eliminate Modi, alleges BJP leader November 18, 2013

    As allegations and counter-allegations flew thick and fast, a senior Bihar BJP leader on Monday alleged that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had hatched a conspiracy to eliminate Narendra Modi by giving free hand to terrorist organisations, a charge rubbished by the ruling JD(U). "I am levelling a straight-forward allegation that...
  • Five more suspected SIMI members arrested in Chhattisgarh November 18, 2013

    Continuing its crackdown on Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), Chhattisgarh police, on Sunday, said five more members of the banned outfit have been arrested from the different locations of the capital in the past two days. These fresh arrests have been made to facilitate ongoing investigations, which have established that...