Uttar Pradesh government has decided to withdraw cases against alleged HuJI worker and 2006 Varanasi blast-accused Shamim Ahmad, a senior official said.
In a setback to the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP govt`s move to release the accused in the 2006 Varanasi blasts, the district admin has strongly opposed "any such action".
A year after an explosion had rocked in Varanasi, security agencies are clueless about the module that was used to trigger the bomb blast.
Indian Mujahideen had started adopting the technique used by Abdul Karim `Tunda` in late 1990s.
Suhaib Nadim Siddique, a resident of Thane district, was detained when he was about to board a plane.
The parents of a year-old girl, found abandoned on Shitla ghat in Varanasi after December 7 blast, has been sent to 14 days judicial custody.
The one-and-a-half-year-old girl, who was found at Shitla Ghat here after the blast on December 7, has been identified by police and her residence located, but her parents cannot be traced.
A Navi Mumbai disc jockey was
baffled and shocked when police came to his house on Tuesday
night asking him about an Indian Mujahideen e-mail claiming
responsibility for Varanasi blast.
Police are still waiting for forensic reports on the nature of explosives used in Varanasi blast.
Security agencies have stepped up
vigil at IIT Kanpur and other prominent places in the city following the Varanasi blast.
Interpol has issued a Red Corner Notice against Dr Mohammad Shahnawaz – a main suspect in the Varanasi blast case.
Said to be behind atleast 10 blast cases, the Bhatkals had formed the Indian Mujahideen after SIMI was banned by the government.
The Cabinet Committee on
Security (CCS) met on Wednesday and is understood to have discussed
about the Varanasi blast and the overall security situation in
Germany and France on Wednesday condemned
the bomb blast in Varanasi and expressed their condolences to
the victims of the attack.
The Uttar Pradesh government is
showing less enthusiasm in cooperating with the Centre in
conducting raids at `sensitive` areas to bust terror modules
because of political considerations, according to government
Hindus and Muslims here on Wednesday
condemned the Varanasi blast and termed it as a conspiracy to
sever cordial ties between both the communities and instigate
The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday transferred investigation of Varanasi blast to the Anti-Terror
Squad of the state police.
UP govt says Centre is setting bad precedent by playing politics over an issue of national security.
Shahnawaz and Assadullah are part of the same terror cell that carried out 2008 Delhi blasts.
The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Wednesday asked the government to deal firmly with terrorists, a day after a terrorist bomb blast killed a two-year-old girl in Varanasi.
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