A terrorist involved in serial blasts in trains in 1993 was on Tuesday arrested by the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police from Madiyaon area, a senior police officer said in Lucknow.
"Hamidudeen alias Hamid, who carried a cash reward of Rs 50,000 and was on the run from the last 16 years, was arrested in an encounter by the STF from Sitapur-Hardoi bypass road this morning," Additional Director General of Police (law and order) Brij Lal told reporters.
A .32 bore pistol, four live cartridges, three hand grenades and equal number of fuse were recovered from his possession, he said.
The ADG said in 1993 five serial blasts were carried in Rajdhani Express, Flying Queen Express and AP Express.
The case was investigated by the CBI and it filed a chargesheet against 15 persons. While 11 were sentenced to life imprisonment, four of them were still absconding," he said.
He said on the request of the CBI, UP Director General of Police had directed the STF to trace the absconding accused.
"Investigation revealed that Hamidudeen was living in Khadra area with a pseudo name, after which he was arrested this morning in an encounter with STF," Brij Lal said.