|  |  |  |  | 

Exclusive Headlines National News

Abdul Karim Tunda’s family breathes sigh of relief, welcomes arrest

New Delhi, Aug 18 (): Welcoming the move of Delhi Police over the arrest of Abdul Karim Tunda on Saturday, family and neighbours of Tunda have expressed relief over the arrest saying that the man should immediately be hanged for the crime he committed.

Demanding severe punishment for Tunda, his brother Abdul Malik claimed that the family was extremely delighted after the news of Tunda’s arrest broke out. Malik who saw his brother earlier in 1991 said that the family had to bear extreme distress and pain as Police had been frequently visiting his residence to inquire about Tunda’s whereabouts. A Pakistani passport was also recovered from Tunda, said the police. The family which endured grave harassment wished Tunda to be hanged to death.

Celebrating the happiness over Tunda’s arrest, neighbours too joined the family in cursing Tunda and said that strict investigation should be carried out against the man who had given dishonour not only to the family but the whole locality, said the neighbours.

Meanwhile, addressing a press conference, Special Commissioner of the Delhi Police Special Cell SN Srivastava said that Tunda was arrested after the central intelligence agencies informed his whereabouts. Tunda has been sent to three days police custody, said the officer. Tunda is  also believed to be close associate of Zaki Ur Raheman Lakhvi, Hafiz Saeed and Bada Sahib who were involved in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts.

Tunda born in Delhi, turned into a Jihadi militant at the age of 40. Tunda who is an expert in bomb making, had a role in the 1993 Bombay blasts and had a hand in  bomb explosion incidents in Ludhiana, Hyderabad, Sonepat, Panipat and Surat, said the Delhi Police.

Tunda along with his associate Ansari went to Pakistan and Dhaka for arms training in the 1990s. Tunda who created many theories in the past was believed to be killed in the year 2000, but was back on track when one of his aides Abdul Razzak Masood arrested by the Special Cell revealed that he had met Tunda in December 2003.