Delhi police arrested 26/11 attack key plotter Abu Hamza

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26-11-mumbai-attackJune 25, New Delhi: The Delhi Police on today arrested suspected key 26/11 Mumbai attacks plotter Abu Hamza at the Indira Gandhi International airport. Sources say Hamza was arriving in Delhi from the Gulf.

According to police sources, the suspect – identified as Syed Jabeeudeen alias Sayeed Zabi ud Deen alias Zabi Ansari alias Riyasat Ali– is believed to have provided assistance to 26/11 terrorists.

He is reported to be involved with the Indian Mujahideen and Lashkar-e-Taiba terror groups. The suspect had been on the run since 2006 when he went to Pakistan, Indian media claimed.

He was active with SIMI for 2 years before moving on to Lashkar. He is also a key suspect in the 2006 Mumbai Local Train blast. Over 180 were killed in Mumbai Local attack.

Hamza was named in the dossier to Pakistan as India’s most wanted. There was also an Interpol notice against him in 2009. Hamza is also alleged to have a hand in the IISC Bangalore attack in 2005.

Lashkar-e-Toiba operative David Coleman Headley also named Hamza as the Lashkar’s India expert.

He was arrested after an Intelligence Bureau tip-off. His arrest is being seen as a crucial breakthrough and is likely to strengthen the 26/11 case.

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