Farooq Takla, Dawood Ibrahi's closest aide, has been deported from Dubai, the police has reported, and was brought to Mumbai this morning.
Dawood masterminded the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts in which 257 people were killed and over 700 were injured. Takla will be produced before a Special TADA Court later in the day for remand.
A Red Corner Notice was issued against him in 1995.
Yasin Mansoor Mohamed Farook, more commonly called Farooq Takla is a key member of the D-company, fled Mumbai after the 1993 Mumbai blast and is wanted on terrorism, murder and conspiracy charges.
Extradited from Abu Dhabi, following a request made by India a year ago, the accused, who eluded the law for a quarter century, was finally arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) at the Delhi Airport around 5.15 am and later brought to Mumbai.
The accused has been identified as Farooq Takla. The Mumbai blasts constitute one of India's most bad memories. His whereabouts were traced to Dubai, following which he was deported back to India. Takla faces charges of criminal conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt by risky weapons or means and several others.
Takla's arrest followed two days after well-known criminal lawyer Shyam Keshwani said that Dawood Ibrahim would return to India for questioning, provided his preconditions were met. Takla and his brother Mohmad Ahmad Mansoor were both parties to the blasts.
Takla, 57, was arrested in Delhi by the CBI on Thutrsday upon his arrival from Dubai. It is a big achievement for investigative agencies as Takla can reveal the important information about the other accused in the case like Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Menon, who is reported to finding safe heavens in Dubai and Pakistan. National Security Adviser Ajit Doval also had separate talks with Lt.
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