Ahmedabad, June 20: A key accused in the Ahmedabad serial blasts was picked up from Belagavi, Karnataka by the Gujarat Anti Terrorist Squad. In a late night operation, Nasir Rangrez, an accused in the case was picked up from Karnataka and taken to Gujarat by the ATS.
Rangrez had figured in the investigation into the blasts that commenced in 2008. He has been absconding since then.
He is believed to be part of the Indian Mujahideen, police officials say. Only recently the police had also arrested one person called Alamzeb Afridi and his role into this case is also being probed.
On July 26 2008 a series of 21 blasts ripped through Ahmedabad in a span of 70 minutes in which 56 people were killed.
The bombers had prior to the attacked warned the police through an email. The email was in fact reported by the media just before the blasts took place.