Dawood Ibrahim aide Farooq Takla arrested

Dawood Ibrahim aide Farooq Takla arrested

Twenty-five years after serial blasts rocked Mumbai, an accused, who was a close aide of chief conspirator and terror kingpin Dawood Ibrahim, has been nabbed by Indian security agencies.

The accused has been identified as Farooq Takla.

Takla (57) would be produced before a special court set up under Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) court.

On March 12 , 1993, a series of blasts rocsked 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.

 

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