One arrested by ATS for helping accused in Mumbai blasts

Last Updated: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 21:20

Lucknow: A joint team of Mumbai and Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) have arrested the head of an educational institute here for allegedly helping an accused in the Mumbai serial blasts.

Vijay Agarwal, chairman of Indian Institute of Professional Studies, was arrested from Vishwas Khand in Gomti Nagar area yesterday by a joint team of UP-Mumbai ATS, special DG (SDG), Birjlal told reporters here.

Agarwal had allegedly helped 2006 Mumbai serial blasts accused Rahil Ataur alias Rehman Seikh by providing fake documents.
Rahil had procured computer education certificate (degree) from Agarwal`s institute for the year 1997-99, he said.

Agarwal was earlier arrested by police in the same case but he was released on bail and later did not turn up in court.
An arrest warrant was issued against him, after which he has been arrested again and sent to Mumbai on a journey warrant, Birjlal said.


First Published: Tuesday, January 18, 2011 - 21:20

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