2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts: Accused, wanted for nine years, finally arrested in Kozhikode
The city crime branch sleuths have arrested an accused, wanted for nine years in connection with the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts case, from Kozhikode in Kerala, a senior official said on Wednesday.
The accused, Shoaib Pottanikal, was arrested by a team of Ahmedabad crime branch sleuths, Kerala police and intelligence officials from Kozhikode soon after he landed at the airport there on Tuesday, Joint Commissioner of Police J K Bhatt told reporters.
“Shoaib, one of the 18 absconding accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb blasts case, was arrested from Kozhikode airport after he landed there from abroad. He had escaped overseas after the blasts, following which a Red Corner notice was also issued against him,” Bhatt told reporters here.