25 dec 2012
Mecca Masjid bomber arrested from Ujjain
New Delhi: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) has arrested the man said to be have planted the bomb at Mecca Masjid in Hyderabad in May 2007 that killed more than 13 people.
Tej Ram Parmar, 25, was arrested from Ujjain in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. He is a driver by profession, police said.
He is believed to be a member of Abhinav Bharat, the same group believed to be behind the Samjhauta Express blast which claimed 68 lives on February 18, 2007.
Nine people were killed in the blast during Friday prayers at the historic Mecca Masjid on May 18, 2007. Five more people were killed in police firing on protesters outside the mosque after the blasts.
Earlier this month, the NIA had arrested two men – Dhan Singh and Rajinder Chaudhary – in connection with the Samjhauta Express blast case.