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Gujarat ATS Arrests 1993 Mumbai Serial Blasts Accused Ahmed Mohammed Lambu

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| June 1 , 2018 , 11:03 IST

The Gujarat Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) on Friday arrested Ahmed Mohammed Lambu, one of the accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. Considered to be close to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Lambu was arrested after an operation late on Thursday night in Valsad.

Lambu was reportedly a part of the ‘Arjun Gang’ in Musafir Khana, one of the accused in the 1993 serial blasts case Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan had revealed.

According to senior Gujarat ATS officials, Lambu had been carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh since 1997 and was also on Interpol's Red Corner Notice (RCN) list and CBI's most wanted list.

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"We had been tracking Lambu for quite some time. On Thursday night we got tipped of his location leading to his arrest" said a senior Gujarat ATS official to TOI.

As per ATS sources, Lambu who was involved in the planning, landing of RDX explosives and execution of the 1993 Mumbai blasts, had fled India immediately after the serial blasts that killed over than 250 and injured more than a thousand.

"Lambu used to stay near Mumbai Musafirkhana and was very close to Mohammed Dosa, another accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blast. His arrest could lead agencies to many undisclosed detail regarding 1993 Mumbai blast and Underworld don Dawood" added an ATS official.

In June last year, a special TADA court had pronounced its verdict in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, convicting Abu Salem and 5 others, namely Mustafa Dossa, Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan, Taher Merchant, Riyaz Siddiqui, and Karimullah Khan on charges of “waging a war against the nation”.