Nepal Police have reportedly arrested two Mumbai blast suspects in Kathmandu. The Indian agencies have accused them of their involvement in the Mumbai bomb blasts of 1993.
Sources state that the captured suspects, namely, Abdul Gani Gazi alias Asfak Ahmad Shah Asfa and Riaz Ahmad Lone, have already been handed over to the Indian embassy.
It is reported that Nepal Police arrested them in the process of following up a high profile Interpol red-corner notice issued against them.
As to the arrestees’ identification in Kathmandu, Police only disclosed that they were involved in manpower industry and in pashmina trade respectively.
Terrorists had hit Bombay with a series of 13 bomb explosions on 12 March 1993. More than 250 people were killed while about1400 people were injured in the incidents.
Indian Film actor Sanjay Dutt was also jailed in connection with the blasts.
The Mumai blasts were believed to have been in retaliation to the massacres of almost 2,000 Muslims in riots triggered by the destruction of the Babri Mosque.