- Most wanted terrorist of Indian Mujahideen, Abdul Subhan Qureshi arrested
- Special Cell of Delhi Police arrested Qureshi after brief fire exchange
- Delhi Police: Qureshi was trying to revive terror groups in India
'We have found pistols and documents on Qureshi; he was trying to revive the SIMI and the Indian Mujahideen" said Deputy Commissioner of Police, Special Cell, Pramod Kushwaha. Qureshi went to Nepal with fake documents and was living there for many years. He also went to Saudi Arabia between 2013 and 2015 and returned to India to revive the terror network, said police.
Across India, police had been searching for Abdul Subhan Qureshi, also known as 'Tauqeer', for the past few years. Qureshi, also described by investigators as a "techie bomber", is closely linked to the banned Students' Islamic Movement of India or SIMI.
Qureshi has been accused of plotting the blasts in Ahmedabad and Surat on July 26, 2008. As many as 21 bombs were planted in tiffin carriers and motorcycles in busy markets, bus stations and even hospitals where the injured were being treated. Qureshi, a father of three, had given police the slip several times. He was reportedly traced in Bangladesh but the police couldn't catch him.
The 46-year-old studied in Mumbai and reportedly worked in software companies before being recruited by SIMI. Qureshi's parents came to Mumbai from Uttar Pradesh for work.