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Fugitive Dawood's aide Farooq Takla arrested, deported from Dubai

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Yaseen Mansoor Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Yaseen Mansoor
Melinda Barton | 08 March, 2018, 14:30

Takla was deported to India after he was arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officials in Dubai. "He will be produced before the designated court", said CBI in a statement.

He will be produced before TADA court in Mumbai.

At least 27 other accused in the case, including dreaded mafia dons Ibrahim Kaskar and Tiger Memon, who masterminded the blasts, continue to elude the investigators and are declared absconders.

The top lawyers understand that there is no question of bail in the Farooq Takla case and he would be lodged in jail till the trial completes. A Red Notice is issued by Interpol to seek location and arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition or similar lawful action. Along with 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case, Takla is accused of criminal conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt by unsafe weapons or means and several others charges. He fled Mumbai after the 1993 Mumbai blast and is wanted on terrorism, murder and conspiracy charges.

The attacks were planned by Dawood Ibrahim, leader of the Mumbai-based worldwide organised crime syndicate, D-company.

Nikam said the co-accused was responsible for arranging the stay of other conspirators in Dubai and managed their training well as handling of explosive materials.

The Mumbai blast of March 12, 1993, resulted in 257 fatalities and over 700 were injured. But the cracks in their equation appeared recently when the two had an argument over Dawood's brother Anees Ibrahim's interference in the operations and dealings of the D-Company, sources told the Times of India. The coordinated attacks were the most destructive bomb explosions in Indian history.