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IM laid bombs to avenge Guj riots, says accused

Nov 26, 2008 05:29 PM IST India India

New Delhi: In a major development in the Ahmedabad blast case, one of the accused Abdul Razzak has admitted that Indian Mujahideen was behind the attacks. This is the first time that an accused in the case has confessed the group's involvement in court.

The confession was made in the presence of Judicial Magistrate J M Patel.

Razzak said that the blasts which rocked Ahmedabad on July 26 was planned and executed by Qayamuddin Kapadia and Abdul Subhan alias Tauqeer. All three are members of the Indian Mujahideen.

Razzak - a resident of Ahmedabad - also said the motive behind the attacks was to take revenge for the Gujarat riots.

Razzak, who is accused of planting the bombs that rocked the city, allegedly expressed remorse over his actions.

"The blasts were planned and executed by Qayamuddin and Abdul Subhan. They planned the whole thing. The blasts were meant as a revenge for the communal riots and it was wrong to have carried out the blasts," he stated.

On November 10, another key conspirator of the July 26 serial blasts, Qayamuddin Kapadia was arrested by the Madhya Pradesh Police.

Qayamuddin, who hails from Vadodara, was declared absconding by the City Crime Branch investigating the serial blasts cases.

He allegedly planted cycle bombs in the city as well as bombs in different parts of Surat. He was also responsible for purchase of cycles on which the bombs were mounted and kept in different parts of the city.

Qayamuddin, who is an expert in using explosives, was allegedly present during various SIMI terror training camps in Waghamon in Kerala and Halol near Vadodara and was instrumental in training the participants.

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