CBI on Friday i.e. January 5th, 2017 has arrested the 1993 RSS Madras headquarters bombing accused Mushtaq Ahmed from the outskirts of Chennai. On August 8th, 1993 the total of 11 lives were taken by using a trigger with RDX which brought down the multi-storeyed RSS building office at Chetput in Chennai
The twenty-four-year-old case reopened today when the suspect came in the hand of central bureau investigation today. Mushtaq Ahmed, 56, who was in search from the very day of the incident but could not come in hand but with the help of the famous agency, CBI manage to catch him and for that a total of Rs. 10 lakh has been announced to reward for providing the credible information to the authorities.

Mushtaq Ahmed has been allegedly obtained the explosive and hazardous material for assembling to form a bomb and safeguarding his other accused men. Out of 431 witnesses, 224 were examined during the trial of the court which soon commenced on August 7th, 1995. And later the charge sheet was filled on June 8th, 1994.

After the trial in 2007, the court has acquitted four persons which included SA Basha, Immam Ali, a suspected ISI agent who managed to escape from the custody but was shot down in Bangalore in an encounter on September 29th, 2002 in Madurai. While another suspect, Palani Baba, who is accused to be the founder of Jihad Committee, was hacked to death by RSS sympathizers on January 28, 1997.

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