In a major breakthrough, the Bihar ATS on Thursday nabbed 2008 Ahmedabad serial blast accused Tauseef Sagir Khan Pathan from Gaya. SSP Garima Malik also confirmed the arrest of Tauseef and 2 others. He was one of the accused involved in planting bombs in a bus.
56 people were killed and over 200 injured in the serial blast and Tauseef was one of the 95 accused in the case. However, the search is still on for 15 accused including Bhatkal brothers Riyaz & Iqbal and Abdul Subhan.
Bihar: Taueef Khan, accused in 2008 Ahmedabad blasts, arrested by Police in Gaya, confirms SSP Garima Malik; 2 other men also arrested. pic.twitter.com/FvNvHJVOht— ANI (@ANI) September 14, 2017
Earlier, a charge sheet in the case was filed in a local court on August 21 against Shoaib Pottanikal, an accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts case, who was recently arrested from Kerala.
The Crime Branch said in the charge sheet that Pottanikal was behind all the eighteen blasts that rocked the city on July 26, 2008.