Gujarat, June 1: The Gujarat state Anti-Terrorism Squad ( ATS) has arrested gangster Dawood Ibrahim's close aide Ahmed Lambu, one of the accused in the 1993 Mumbai's serial blast case. The officials, however, have not revealed the exact location in Gujarat from where he was nabbed on Thursday. Senior Gujarat ATS officials said to Times of India that Lambu who was carrying a reward of Rs. 5 lakh since 1997 was also on the Red Corner Notice (RCN) list of Interpol.
The official added that he was arrested after they got a tip-off from their informer about his whereabouts. He was arrested amid a tight trap laid by the ATS officials.
Sources said he is accused of planning and landing of the RDX, to execute the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai. Immediately after the explosion, he fled the country. Mumbai's serial blast killed more than 250 people and left thousands injured. Reportedly, the bombings were ordered by Islamic militants to avenge the demolition of Babri Masjid -- a 16th-century mosque -- by Hindu extremists.
He was the resident of Dongari and was very close to Gangster Mohmmad Dosa, another accused of the serial blast. His arrest is believed to be crucial as ATS feels that he could give undisclosed details about 1993 serial bombing and about fugitive gangster Dawood, which will help them to make their defence in court stronger.