Delhi Police has arrested Indian Mujahideen co-founder Abdul Subhan Qureshi, one of the most wanted terrorists in the country for masterminding the 2008 Gujarat blasts. Qureshi, alias Tauqeer, is also wanted by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in connection to terror attacks in Delhi, Bengaluru and the 2006 Mumbai local train bombings.
Dubbed ‘India’s Bin Laden’, Qureshi is an expert in the art of changing his appearance, which helped him give the slip to cops on a number of occasions, senior intelligence officers conjecture.
Qureshi is also referred to as a ‘techie-bomber’, as he is said to be a bomb expert and had worked at top Indian IT companies located in Bengaluru and Hyderabad. It is believed that he was recruited by SIMI in 1998, and then went on to establish the Indian Mujahideen.