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Suspect applied for Govt job

Mirza Shadab Baig (25), one of the important members of the Indian Mujahideen and a key suspect in the September 13 serial blasts case, had applied for a telecom officer’s post at the BSNL, reports Vijaita Singh.

delhi Updated: Sep 29, 2008 00:19 IST
Vijaita Singh

Mirza Shadab Baig (25), one of the important members of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) group and a key suspect in the September 13 serial blasts case, had applied for a telecom officer’s post at the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL).

Delhi Police said prior to the blasts, Shadab was in touch with one of his accomplices in Azamgarh. Shadab had allegedly planted a bomb — later defused — at Children’s Park near India Gate on September 13.

A resident of Zakir Nagar, Shadab had worked with HCL Infosystems in Noida. He holds a BE degree in Electronics and Communication from Al Falah College in Faridabad.

Last year, Shadab took the examination for the junior telecom officer’s post in BSNL (roll number JTO/2007/27/100/16397).

The police said when they analysed the call details of Shadab (9899605127), they found he was in regular touch with Asadullah Akhtar alias Asad, his classmate at Jyoti Niketan School in Azamgarh. Atif had also studied at the same school. The police said majority of IM members were Jyoti Niketan alumni.

When the south district police conducted a raid at Azamgarh a few days ago, Asad was missing from his home. His father is a reputed doctor in Azamgarh. “Shadab and Asad were classmates and it is possible the latter provided logistical support to IM members,” said a senior police officer. The police have launched a massive manhunt for Shadab and Asad.

Shadab was also present at the L-18 flat at Jamia Nagar a day before the September 19 encounter. Saqib Nissar, who was arrested by the south district police, said he was introduced to Atif by Shadab, one of his cousins.