Delhi Police arrest 2008 Gujarat blasts mastermind Abdul Subhan Qureshi

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imagesNicknamed as India’s Osama bin Laden, Abdul Subhan Qureshi alias Touqeer was arrested by Delhi Police Special Cell after a brief exchange of fire on January 22.

According to Deputy Commissioner of Police (special cell) P S Kushwaha, Qureshi was involved in 2008 serial blasts in Gujarat and is also one of the founding members of Indian Mujahideen (IM).

National Investigative Agency (NIA) had listed him on the most wanted list. The investigative agency had also announced a reward of Rs 4 lakh for any information about him.

 The alleged terrorist is a native of Madhya Pradesh’s Rampur. He was wanted for his involvement in terror attacks in Ahmedabad, Delhi and Mumbai.

According to the police, Qureshi had gone underground for the last several years and had now returned to India to revive Indian Mujahideen (IM).

“Abdul Subhan Qureshi was living with forged documents in Nepal. He came back to India to revive Indian Mujahideen,” the DCP said in a press conference.
Qureshi has been sent to police remand for 14 days.