According to the police, Qureshi had gone underground for the last several years and had now returned to India to revive Indian Mujahideen (IM). The "techie-bomber", as the agencies call him, joined SIMI in 1998 while working for a computer firm. Qureshi was closely linked to the banned Students' Islamic Movement of India or SIMI.
Gujarat Police's Anti-Terrorism Squad and the Crime Branch of Ahmedabad Police are in touch with the Special Cell, reports indicated. He was later released on bail.
"We have found pistols and documents on Qureshi". After IM's top leadership either got killed or caught by police, Qureshi wanted to do something spectacular and send a message. "We have learnt about his arrest through the media", he told reporters. "Qureshi studied at the Antonio DeSouza High School ran by a Christian missionary in Byculla, Mumbai and came from an economically privileged background". Qureshi had a diploma in Industrial Electronics from Bharatiya Vidyapith in Mumbai and joined Radical Solution Computers at Fort Mumbai in 1996.
The 2008 Ahmedabad bombings were a series of 21 bomb blasts that hit Ahmedabad city on 26 July 2008, within a span of 70 minutes. Subhan was the prime accused in the 2008 Gujarat blasts case in which over 50 persons died. He is a software engineer.
The SIMI cadres organised training camps at Choral, (Indore, MP) in November 2007, at Wagamon (Kerala) in December 2007, at Halol (Gujarat) in January 2008.
The resident of Mira Road, near Mumbai, has been on the radar of Indian agencies since.
Qureshi is accused of being... The official said Qureshi was involved at every stage of the 2008 blasts - "from planning, arranging weapons, recruiting youths and executing them". Qureshi, who was by now second in command of SIMI, became co-founder of Indian Mujahideen (IM) along with the Bhatkal brothers.