Dawood Ibrahim aide Farooq Takla was taken into police custody. Farooq Takla was aged would be produced before a special court set up under Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) court. On March 12, 1993, a series of blasts rocked Mumbai. More than 250 people were killed, 713 injured and property to the tune of Rs 26 crore was damaged.According to an Interpol notice, Takla’s birth name is Yasin Mansoor Mohamed Farooq. He was born on February 17, 1961, in Mumbai. Takla faces charges of criminal conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder, voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means and several others.
According to the CBI, Takla and his brother, Mohmad Ahmad Mansoor, provided logistical support to some of the blast accused in Dubai, from where they were sent for arms training to Pakistan.
Twelve bombs went off in Mumbai, then known as Bombay, between 1.30pm and 3.40pm on March 12, 1993, killing 257 people and injuring 713 more.
The CBI managed to arrest Mansoor but Farooq, who stayed in Dubai, escaped. Mansoor was later acquitted as the prosecution failed to establish his role.
Mansoor and Farooq’s role was described by the accused in their confession but they identified him only as Mansoor, without giving his full name that worked in his favor as he was given benefit of doubt.
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