He was never involved in terrorist activities, says father of 2008 Gujarat blasts main accused

Arrested after a decade-long hunt, Qureshi is one of the most wanted terrorists in the country and is referred to as India's Osama Bin Laden. Photograph:( WION )

WION Web Team New Delhi, India Jan 23, 2018, 04.04 AM (IST)

The father of Abdul Subhan Qureshi, accused of being the main accused in the 2008 Gujarat blasts, said today that his son was not involved in terrorist activities and the "authorities can continue to say what they want. "

"He was never involved in any terror activities, the authorities can continue to say what they want," Abdul Subhan Qureshi's father said. 

Abdul Subhan Qureshi was arrested by the special cell of Delhi Police on Monday after an exchange of 12-14 rounds of fire.

 DCP Pramod Kushwaha of Special Cell informed that Qureshi was living with forged documents in Nepal and returned to the country to revive
Indian Mujahideen of which he was the founder.

Qureshi, who was arrested after a decade-long hunt, is one of the most wanted terrorists in the country and is referred to as India's Osama bin Laden.

He is also associated with the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), and is allegedly responsible for carrying out attacks in Bangalore,
Ahmedabad and Delhi.

He was later handed over to the Delhi Police by a city court for custodial interrogation for two weeks.