1993 Dr. Bomb detained from Kanpur, Mumbai Bombings Suspect
Dr Jalees Ansari, a convicted murderer in the Mumbai serial blasts case of 1993, was arrested and charged from Kanpur on Friday less than a day after he was completely missing from Mumbai as well during the probation or parole.
The 68-year-old inmate was on supervision from Rajasthan’s Ajmer Central Prison for 21 days, and was expected to surrender on Friday before the prison authorities. Then, his relatives contacted Agripada Police Station Thursday morning and said he would be absent.
He had moved out of the house for namaz in the morning and since then he has has been unachievable. A lost report at the police station has been lodged.
Jalees Ansari was captured Friday afternoon at Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh. UP DGP OP Singh told India Today TV he was trying to flee the region.
“Jalees Ansari was detained when he was coming out of a mosque in Kanpur. He was sent to Lucknow. It’s a big UP Police success,” OP Singh confirmed.
Jalees, identified as Doctor Bomb, was reportedly linked to terror organisations such as SIMI and Indian Mujahidin, and taught terrorist organizations how to build bombs.
In 2011 he was also questioned by the NIA in connection with the Mumbai bombing of 2008.