‘Man arrested in Nepal has no role in 13/7 blasts’
Kathmandu/Mumbai: Nepal Police have
arrested a man suspected of having links with the July 13
Mumbai blasts but Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad ruled out
his involvement in the terror attacks.
Nepal's state-run Gorkhapatra daily reported on Tuesday
that 40-year-old Mohamad Zahid was arrested yesterday from
Baluwatar on the outskirts of Kathmandu and was being
questioned by the anti-terrorist police unit.
Zahid, a resident of Sarlahi district of southern
Nepal, was allegedly involved in the blasts, the daily said.
However, in Mumbai, ATS chief Rakesh Maria said the
arrested man has no role in the bombings that left 24 dead.
He replied "No" to a text message asking if Zahid has
any links with the triple blasts.
Another police official said, "If that was the case
(that the suspect has links with the blasts), by now we would
have been conveyed the message by the Central government."
Meanwhile, the home ministry confirmed that Nepal
Police arrested one person and it was being verified whether
he has any links with the Mumbai blasts.
Indian government officials are in touch with their
Nepali counterparts for more information, a home ministry
official said in Delhi.