After 24 Years Central Bureau of Investigation Officers arrested Key accused in 1993 bombing of RSS’ Chennai headquarter. CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said to media, “Ahmed was arrested on Friday morning from outskirts of Chennai. He had managed to evade arrest for 24 years.” In 1993 bombing of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters in Chennai, in which 11 people were killed. The blast was carried out by proscribed terrorist organization Al Ummah. The agency was entrusted with the probe in 1993 and it filed charge sheet against 18 persons under the stringent provisions of the Indian Penal Code, Explosive Substances Act and Terrorist and Destructive Activities Act (TADA).
The prime accused in the case, Mushtaq Ahmed, was absconding since the beginning and a reward of Rs 10 lakh was announced by the CBI for providing credible information about him.
Immam Ali, a suspected ISI agent who had escaped from Police custody in Madurai, was killed in an encounter in Bangalore with the police on September 29, 2002, while another accused– Jihad Committee Founder Palani Baba– was hacked to death by suspected RSS sympathizers on January 28, 1997. Near 431 witnesses, 224 were examined during the course of the trial which commenced on August 7, 1995. The charge sheet was filed on June 8, 1994.
However, the prime accused Ahmed who did not get arrested was on run and the police were looking for him. Once the Al Ummah, started a South India-based ‘Base Movement’, owing allegiance to Al Qaeda, hunt for Ahmed intensified and finally he was caught by CBI on Friday in morning from outskirts of Chennai