Indian Mujahideen operative Afzal Usmani, who escaped from Mumbai court, rearrested

Indian Mujahideen operative Afzal Usmani, who had fled from a Mumbai court last month, has been re-arrested by Maharashtra’s Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), sources said.

October 28, 2013

The 37-year-old suspect had escaped from Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court during production on September 20.

Usmani, an accused in the July 2008 Ahmedabad blasts that claimed 56 lives and injured over 200, was taken to the court complex, along with 22 other accused from Taloja Jail in Navi Mumbai, gave police the slip on the pretext of going to toilet, sources said.

Indian Mujahideen operative Afzal Usmani. File pic

According to police, Usmani was involved in stealing four cars which were used to transport explosives to Ahmedabad and Surat.

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