At least 27 other accused in the case, including dreaded mafia dons Ibrahim Kaskar and Tiger Memon, who masterminded the blasts, continue to elude the investigators and are declared absconders.
TADA Judge asked him about any ill treatment at the hands of CBI, to which the accused replied in negative.
Mustak Mohammad Miya also known as Farooq Takla, was at the immigration office of the Indira Gandhi International Airport when a CBI team arrested him as an Interpol Red Corner notice had been issued against him.
- As per photographs of the wedding accessed by Zee Media, Alishah Parkar (Dawood's nephew, son of Haseena Parkar) also attended the wedding. Earlier in the day, Takla was deported from Dubai, the United Arab Emirates with the help of central investigative agencies and put on a flight to Delhi.
Dawood Ibrahim's top aide Takla deported from Dubai in big catch for India
According to the CBI lawyer, Takla provided logistical support such as arranging tickets for accused Salim Bismillah Khan alias Salim Kurla, Mohd Hanif Mohd Usman Shaikh, Shaikh Ibrahim Shaikh Hussain, and Mohd Sayyad Mohd Issaq, and had received them in Dubai before the blasts. Later a party was held in Dubai which was attended by Dawood' s relatives and family members of Taqla as well. It was one of the most coordinated terrorist attacks on Indian soil.
File photo of Farooq Takla.
- Since then he was under continuous surveillance by the agency. It is unknown as of now how he was detained by the UAE authorities. A total of 257 people had died in the blasts.A red notice was issued against Takla in 1995 and he was wanted in cases of terrorist activities, extortion, murder, etc.
Fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim swung into action to save his trusted man. He and his delegates had extensive talks with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. An nformal request was made to expedite the extradition in these talks. Following Takla's arrest, Subramaniam Swamy took Twitter to congratulate National Security Advisor Ajit Doval for the success.