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A 68-year-old convict of the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case has been arrested in Kanpur on Friday. Jalees Ansari, who had gone missing after he jumped parole was found just the next day.
The police said that, Uttar Pradesh special Task Force has caught Jalees Ansari as he was coming out from a mosques and was heading to the railway station. The DGP of Uttar Pradesh OP Singh of Uttar Pradesh has said that, Jalees Ansari had been brought to Lucknow and mentioned the arrest as an achievement of the Uttar Pradesh Police.The police has said that, Ansari was arrested due to an anonymous tip off to a senior STF officer and was suspected that Ansari might have been leaving the country through the Nepal route.
Jalees Ansari, who is known as Doctor Bomb, is originally a resident of UP’s Sant Kabir Nagar district and it is said that, he holds a MBBS degree. He is serving a life term and is also suspected to be a part in over 50 bomb blasts cases across the country. He was found having a connection with terror outfits like SIMI and Indian Mujahideen and is said to have taught the terror groups the making of bombs. In 2011, the National Investigation Agency has also questioned Jalees Ansari in connection with the bomb blast in 2008 in Mumbai.
Ansari is said to be on parole for three weeks from the Ajmer Central Prison in Rajasthan. He was ordered to visit the Agripada police station between 10:30 am to 12:00 pm everyday, in order to mark his attendance. He is said to be expected to surrender on Friday.
However, Ansari had not paid a visit to Agripada police station on Thursday which was then followed by a missing complaint filed by his son saying that, Ansari had left home for morning namaaz and was unreachable since then, that lead to a massive manhunt being launched by the Crime Branch of the Mumbai Police, the Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad and other agencies in search for Jalees Ansari.
By Shrithika Kushangi