Extradition process initiated, to be brought to India soon
New Delhi, Feb. 4 (Delhi Crown): After 29 years of rigorous manhunt, Abu Bakar, one of the most wanted terrorists and 1993 Mumbai blast accused, was held in UAE on Friday.
The process of his extradition has been initiated, and soon he will be brought to India and tried as per the law of the land, confirmed sources.
A Red Corner Notice was issued against him in 1997.
Abu Bakar is known to be having several business interests in Dubai, and is married to an Iranian woman, his second wife.
In the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case as many as 12 blasts had taken place at different places across Mumbai, killing 257 people and injuring 713.
Abu Bakar was involved in arms and explosives training in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir, landing of RDX used in the serial blasts, and conspiracy and planning at Dawood Ibrahim’s residence in Dubai.
One of the prime conspirators of the 1993 Mumbai blasts, he had been residing in UAE and Pakistan.
Bakar was once apprehended in 2019. However, he had managed to get himself freed from the custody of the UAE authorities due to some documentation issues.
Abu Bakar, whose full name is Abu Bakar Abdul Gafur Shaikh, was involved in smuggling along with Mohammad and Mustafa Dossa who were key lieutenants of Dawood Ibrahim. He smuggled gold, clothing and electronics from Gulf countries to Mumbai and nearby landing points.