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Ahmedabad serial blasts accused, 3 others held in Bihar

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Gaya/Patna : The alleged mastermind of the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts and two of his associates have been arrested here, police said on Thursday, reports PTI.

Additional Director General of Police (Headquarters) S K Singhal identified the suspected mastermind as Tausif Khan, a resident of Ahmedabad and aged around 35 years.

Earlier, the Gaya police had identified him as Tausheek Ahmad.


Gaya Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Garima Mallik told PTI that the Gujarat ATS had been informed about the arrest and a team was being sent to Gaya.

Mallik said the man’s original name is Tausif Khan and that he has been living in Gaya under the name of ‘Atiq Sir’.

Mallik said Tausif Khan and his associate Sanaah Khan were arrested from outside a cyber cafe in Rajendra Ashram locality in Gaya town last night.