`Most wanted` fugitive found staying in Thane

Last Updated: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 12:49

Mumbai: Wazhul Kamar Khan, whose name
figures in the `50 most wanted` fugitives list submitted by
India to Pakistan, has been staying in neighboring Thane
district, police sources said on Tuesday.

Khan, who was arrested last year for his alleged role
in the 2003 Mulund train blasts here, has been living in
Thane`s Waghle Estate with his mother, wife and children,
after he was let out on bail, the sources said.

Khan was also involved in the 2003 Vile-Parle and
Ghatkopar blasts besides the 2002 Mumbai Central blasts, they
said.

The Vile Parle, Mulund and Ghatpokar cases have been
clubbed together and the trial is yet to begin, the sources
said.

On March 13, 2003, 11 people were killed and over 80
injured when a bomb exploded in a ladies coach at the Mulund
railway station here.

In January, an explosion took place near the suburban
railway station in Vile Parle the same year in which one was
killed and over 25 injured.

Later in July 2003, a bomb exploded in a public
transport bus in Ghatkopar, claiming four lives and leaving
several others injured. Before, in December 2002, an explosion
near Mc Donalds in Mumbai Central left 25 people injured.

Khan was suspected to have transported bombs to these
sites to execute the blasts.

India on Wednesday came out with the list of 50 `most
wanted fugitives` hiding in Pakistan. They include underworld
don Dawood Ibrahim, 26/11 mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba
founder Hafiz Saeed and dreaded terrorist Zaki-ur-Rehman
Lakhvi.

The list, which was given to Pakistan at the Home
Secretary level talks in March, has Saeed on top, followed by
Major Iqbal, a suspected serving Inter-Services Intelligence
(ISI) officer, who also figures in the FBI indictment in a
Chicago court in connection with the 2008 Mumbai attacks.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 12:49

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