Accused in 1993 serial blasts arrested in UP

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 16:04

Lucknow: A terrorist involved in serial
blasts in trains in 1993 was today arrested by the Special
Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police from Madiyaon area, a
senior police officer said here.

"Hamidudeen alias Hamid, who carried a cash reward of
Rs 50,000 and was on the run from the last 16 years, was
arrested in an encounter by the STF from Sitapur-Hardoi bypass
road this morning," Additional Director General of Police (law
and order) Brij Lal told reporters.

A .32 bore pistol, four live cartridges, three hand
grenades and equal number of fuse were recovered from his
possession, he said.

The ADG said in 1993 five serial blasts were carried
in Rajdhani Express, Flying Queen Express and AP Express.

"The case was investigated by the CBI and it filed a
chargesheet against 15 persons. While 11 were sentenced to
life imprisonment, four of them were still absconding," he
said.

> He said on the request of the CBI, UP Director General
of Police had directed the STF to trace the absconding
accused.

"Investigation revealed that Hamidudeen was living in
Khadra area with a pseudo name, after which he was arrested
this morning in an encounter with STF," Brij Lal said.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, February 2, 2010 - 16:04

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