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RSS Headquarters Bomb Blast Accused Held From Chennai, 24 Years Later

RSS Headquarters Bomb Blast Accused Held From Chennai, 24 Years Later

The CBI on January 5 arrested Mushtaq Ahmed, an accused in the 1993 bombing of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's Chennai headquarters in which 11 persons were killed. CBI spokesperson Abhishek Dayal said that investigators had been on the hunt for Ahmed since the 1993 RSS Chennai headquarters blast.

Ahmed had allegedly procured the explosive material for assembling the bomb and provided shelter to other accused persons.

However, the prime accused Ahmed who did not get arrested was on run and the police were looking for him.

According to a PTI report published in DNA, a TADA court had convicted 11 people after 14 years of the blast.

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The probe agency had registered a case in connection with the incident on the request of Tamil Nadu government and taken over the investigation of the case from State Police which was earlier registered at their Chetpet Police Station and later transferred to CB-CID, Chennai.

The prime accused in the case, Mushtaq Ahmed, was absconding since the beginning and a reward of Rs 10 lakh was announced by the CBI for providing credible information about him. It brought down the multi-storeyed RSS office at Chetput in Chennai, claiming 11 lives.

The CBI had filed a chargesheet against 18 people in 1994. The court had abated charges against two accused persons who had died during the trial.


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