Gujarat police team to go to Delhi to ensure quick custody of terrorist Aziz

Ahmedabad/New Delhi:

A team of the Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Gujarat police and the crime branch of Ahmedabad police will go to Delhi to ensure that the Indian Mujahideen terrorist Aziz Khan alias Junaid nabbed by the special cell of Delhi police yesterday from a place near Indo-Nepal border, was handed over to them as soon as possible for interrogation in connection with the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blast case.

An official of the crime branch, which was investigating the July 2008 deadly blasts in the city, informed today.

‘Though Aziz was wanted in several terror incidents and would be interrogated by various agencies, we would also like to get his custody at the earliest for interrogation in Ahmedabad blast case. A team will go to Delhi,’ he said.

Notably, Aziz was absconding since the September 19, 2008 Batla House encounter Delhi in which two militants were killed and as many were arrested.He was wanted in the 2007 Uttar Pradesh blasts, 2008 Delhi and Jaipur serial blasts, 2008 Ahmedabad blasts also. He was also associated with Atif Amin, who was killed in the Batla house encounter.

Aziz on whom , the NIA had declared a reward of Rs 10 lakh while Delhi police Rs 5 lakh for information about him, is an expert bomb maker, conspirator and executioner.
According to a Delhi police officer a total of 165 people died in incidents he was involved in.
21 bomb blasts rocked Ahmedabad, on 26 July 2008, within a span of 70 minutes. 56 people were killed and over 200 people were injured.


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