Dawood Ibrahim’s aide Farooq Takla is arrested. He has been deported from Dubai to Mumbai this morning.
Farooq Takla is also wanted in the 1993 Mumbai Blast case. He will be produced in TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act) court in Mumbai later.
As per the sources UAE co-operated in arresting Takla. The Deportation process began 6 months ago. It is also said that UAE has co-operated in the past as well to arrest terrorists.
Farooq Takla went from India 25 years ago after the 1993 serial blasts in Mumbai. In 1995 Red corner notice was issued against him.
A senior advocate Ujjwal Nikam remarked
“This is a huge success. He was involved in 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts, the links of which can be traced back to Dubai. This is a big blow to D-Gang,”
Earlier this week Criminal lawyer Shyam Keswani said Dawood Ibrahim himself is keen to return to India but have conditions. One of the Conditions is that Dawood is lodged in high-security Arthur Road Central Jail in Mumbai. This was not acceptable to the Indian government.
Dawood Ibrahim is known to have been hiding out in Pakistan for many years. He is said to be suffering from ill-health and wants to spend his last days in India.
1993 Mumbai bomb blast
On March 12, 1993, the first car bomb went off in the basement of Bombay Stock Exchange building. The building and the surroundings were damaged thoroughly. This blast happened at around 1.30 PM. Over next two hours till 3.40 PM car and scooter bombs went off at regular intervals at many locations in Mumbai.
This blast is also one of the most well-planned terror attacks. It was the first terror attack on Indian soil in which RDX was used to explode.
These attacks were planned by Dawood Ibrahim. Tiger Memon assisted Dawood in this attack.
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