New Delhi: Acting swiftly on a tip-off, an accused in the 1993 Gosabara RDX and arms landing case was arrested by the Gujarat Anti-Terrorist Squad from Mumbai.
Abdulsattar Batliwala was arrested by the ATS squad in suburban Khar in Mumbai on Sunday on a tip-off which was received by the Gujarat police. After the arrest, the accused was brought to Gujarat on Monday.
Series of bombings in 12th March, 1993, resulted in the deaths of more than 200 people across Mumbai. Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim has been named as the key conspirator behind the attack. Batliwala has been accused on grounds of receiving huge cache of RDX and arms which were sent to Gujarat from Karachi through sea route in 1993.
The RDX landing was made in the Gosabara coast in Porbandar district of Gujarat in 1993 and was distributed then to the close associates of Dawood Ibrahim. The contraband would then be used for the devastating explosions in Mumbai, a revenge for the demolition of Babri Masjid. Batliwala was present in the meeting where Dawood discussed the landing of the RDX and the ammunition, the ATS said in a release.
While more than 40 individuals have been arrested in the Mumbai blast case, the key conspirator, Dawood Ibrahim has remained impervious from facing trial in India.