Prime Accused in Coimbatore Serial Blasts Nabbed after 16 Years on the Run.

published on August 1, 2014
The prime accused in 1998 Coimbatore serial blasts, a Jihadi named Kunhi Mohammed has been arrested by police. The elusive Mohammed has been on the run for 16 years. He was nabbed from Malappuram by the Special Intelligence Unit of Coimbatore, on Thursday. He was produced before the court, from where he was remanded to judicial custody.

According to Coimbatore police, Kunhi Mohammed, who spent 16 years in hiding in various parts of India, was in Malappuram since four months. There are three other accused persons in the same case, who are yet to be arrested.

Kunhi Mohammed was chiefly instrument in carrying forth the materials required to execute the serial blasts of 14 February 1988 to Coimbatore, from Kerala. He is then said to have made all arrangements for a comfortable hideout for a couple of Al Ummah terrorists, which earned for him the spot of prime accused.

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