Abu Bakar prime suspect of 1993 Mumbai blast held in UAE1 min read
According to India Today, quoting sources, Indian officials nabbed Abu Bakar, one of India’s most wanted terrorists implicated in the 1993 Mumbai serial explosions case, in a massive foreign operation.
In the tragic occurrence, 12 bombings at separate locations shook Mumbai, killing 257 people and wounding 713 more.
According to the investigation, Abu Bakar was involved in weaponry and explosives training in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, the landing of RDX used in the serial attacks, and conspiracy and planning at Dawood Ibrahim’s Dubai villa.
Abu Bakar, who is thought to be one of the major conspirators behind the 1993 bombs, had been residing in the UAE and Pakistan. According to the source, he was recently caught in the UAE based on information given by Indian intelligence.
According to the storey, Indian police are in the process of extraditing Bakar, and the terrorist, who has been on India’s most wanted list for over 29 years, will finally face the law once he arrives in India.
Abu Bakar, whose full name is Abu Bakar Abdul Gafur Shaikh, was involved in smuggling with Dawood Ibrahim’s top lieutenants Mohammad and Mustafa Dossa. He smuggled jewellery, clothes, and gadgets out of Gulf nations and into Mumbai and other neighbouring landing areas. He was served with a Red Corner Notice in 1997.