1993 Mumbai blasts: Dawood Ibrahim’s aide Farooq Takla brought to Mumbai

Dawood Ibrahim

New Delhi: Notorious underworld kingpin Dawood Ibrahim’s aide Farooq Takla was arrested in New Delhi on Thursday by the CBI after he arrived from Dubai.

He will be produced before TADA court in Mumbai. Takla was brought to Mumbai in Air India flight AI 996 on Thursday morning.

Mustak Mohammad Miya alias Farooq Takla had fled from India after the 1993 blasts in Mumbai.

According to reports, Takla was at the immigration office of the Indira Gandhi International Airport when a CBI team arrested him as an Interpol Red Corner notice had been issued against him.

He was arrested at the Delhi airport and will be produced before a designated court later today, the CBI spokesperson said.

According to the officials, in the know of developments, 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.

While the CBI declined to comment on how he reached Delhi as an Interpol red Corner notice was pending against him, officials said Farooq was deported from the UAE with the help of central intelligence agencies and put on a flight to Delhi.

The role of Farooq in the D-company was not clear, but some officials said that he used to look after the Dubai operations of the underworld don.

India’s sustained campaign against Dawood was finally acknowledged by America in 2003 when the US Treasury

At least 27 other accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts, continue to elude and are declared as absconders.

In 2017, Dawood’s brother, Iqbal was arrested in Mumbai in connection with a case of extortion.


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