Naquee Ahmed who, with his brother Tauqee, runs 'Luggage Mart' on the Kalindi Kunj-Sarita Vihar road in Delhi, is being questioned by the Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) for his alleged role in the Mumbai 13/7 triple blasts.
It has been a roller-coaster of sorts for Naquee and his three brothers, all natives of Darbhanga district in Bihar, till the former was finally detained in Mumbai on January 9.
Naquee came under the scanner of special cell of the Delhi police following the arrest of six Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives in November 2011. Sources in the special cell said that one of the arrested IM operatives Gayur Jamali — also from Darbhanga — named Naquee as the man who arranged logistics for key IM operative Yasin Bhatkal and other plotters of the July triple blasts in Mumbai.
Sleuths from the Delhi police narrowed down on Naquee's brother Razi Ahmed, who lives in Mumbai. Ahmed arrived in Delhi via Kolkata on December 9, when police dragged him into an auto and took him to Shaheen Bagh bus stop. The officers then called Tauqee to the bus depot, and asked them to bring in Naquee. The next day, Naquee was taken to Mumbai to identify the Byculla house he helped procure for Yasin and the other suspects.
On January 7, Naquee was asked to accompany special cell officers to Mumbai as the occupants of the flat had returned. On January 9, Naquee reached Mumbai only to be picked up by the ATS. On January 17, a team of ATS officials visited Naquee's home in Darbhanga and seized a motorcycle, which they claim was stolen.