Prime accused in RSS office blast case held after 24 years

Mushtaq Ahmed is accused of procuring explosive substances

Updated - November 28, 2021 08:18 am IST

Published - January 05, 2018 05:48 pm IST - New Delhi

 Al-Umma founder S.A. Basha outside the TADA court after his acquittal in Chennai on June 21, 2007.

Al-Umma founder S.A. Basha outside the TADA court after his acquittal in Chennai on June 21, 2007.

The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday arrested Mushtaq Ahmed, one of the prime suspects in the 1993 Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) office blast case. He had remained elusive for over 24 years.

The powerful blast triggered at the State headquarters building of the RSS in Chetpet here on August 8, 1993, left 11 persons dead and seven others injured. The case, which was initially investigated by the Crime Branch CID, was transferred to the CBI by the State Government.

Ahmed, who was allegedly instrumental in procuring explosive substances for the terrorist attack and in arranging hideouts for the accused at various places, was reported to be absconding. Since he could not be traced, the TADA Court here declared him a proclaimed offender on January 5, 1994. On completion of investigation in the case, the CBI filed the chargesheet.

Ahmed, who was arrested on the city outskirts, would be produced before the designated court here.

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