New Delhi, March 8: In a massive breakthrough, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday morning arrested underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Farooq Takla form the Delhi airport. Notably, Farooq Takla was wanted in with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
Confirming the arrest of Farooq Takla, the CBI spokesperson said, “Mustak Mohammad Miya alias Farooq Takla was at the immigration office of the Indira Gandhi International Airport when CBI team arrested him as an Interpol Red Corner notice had been issued against him.” “Farooq Takla will be produced before a designated court later today,” the CBI spokesperson added.
According to the sources, Farooq Takla was extradited from the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday and has been brought to India as he faces criminal conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means and several other charges by Interpol.
However, central intelligence agencies were working in securing arrests or deportations of close aides of Dawood, who has been designated by the US authorities as a global terrorist and faces sanctions in the United Nations and finally they have got a big success.
Importantly, on March 12, 1993, 12 successive bomb explosions took place at 12 different places. The first bomb went off at the Bombay Stock Exchange. The other spots include Katha Bazaar, Lucky petrol pump near Sena Bhavan in Dadar, opposite the passport office near Century Bazaar in Worli, Fishermen’s colony in Mahim, the basement of Air India building in Nariman Point, Zaveri Bazaar, Hotel Sea Rock, Plaza theatre, Centaur hotel in Juhu, Sahar airport and Centaur Hotel at the airport.
In the serial blast, 257 persons were killed and 713 were left injured. The accused included Mustafa Dossa, Abu Salem, Taher Merchant, Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan, Karimullah Khan, Dawood Ibrahim, Farooq Takla and Riyaz Siddiqui.