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Two more arrests in serial blasts case

Two more SIMI members have been arrested by Gujarat police in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts.

india Updated: Sep 15, 2008 16:56 IST

Two more SIMI members have been arrested by Gujarat police in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts.

"Two more people have been arrested in connection with the Ahmedabad serial blasts," Joint Commissioner of Police, crime branch, Ashish Bhatia said.

The two, identified as Umar and Salim, are residents of Ahmedabad and are connected to SIMI, police sources said.

The total arrests in the July 26 serial blasts have gone up to 16.

The alleged mastermind of the serial blasts Mufti Abu Bashir is in the custody of state police.

Gujarat police has also obtained custody of SIMI leader Safdar Nagori and four others from Madhya Pradesh in connection with the blasts.