Mumbai, Feb 7: The Mumbai Police Crime Branch has arrested gangster Firoze Abdul Rashid Khan alias Hamza, a key suspect in the Mar 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
Joint Commissioner of Police, Rakesh Maria said, "Hamza was arrested from his hideout in Koparkhairane suburb of Navi Mumbai on Friday, Feb 5."
Hamza has been handed over to the CBI which handled the investigations in the Mar 1993 blasts and has been remanded in its custody till Feb 15 by a Mumbai court.
Hamza was an important mafia functionary and oversaw the landing and transportation of explosives used in the 13 blasts on Mar 12, 1993, which left 257 dead and over 700 injured.
Earlier, the CBI had announced a reward of Rs 2 lakh for any information that may lead to Khan's arrest.