Tunda claims police picked him up in Nepal

New Delhi, Jan 4: Lashkar-e-Taiba bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda claimed Saturday that the Delhi Police did not arrest him in India but picked him up in Nepal.

Tunda gave this information to Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Amit Bansal while seeking the court’s direction to the police to furnish the details of the 16 blast cases pending against him.

According to the police, Tunda is involved in more than 20 bomb blast cases between 1994 and 1998 that occurred in India.

Police said they arrested him from the Banbasa area of Uttarakhand near the Indo-Nepal border Aug 16, 2013.

Tunda said he was arrested by the Delhi Police for involvement in four cases and sought details of other cases pending against him.

“The accused (Tunda) has a right to know and to seek trial or avail legal remedies available to him,” his counsel M.S. Khan said.

The court has asked the police to file a reply on the plea and fixed Jan 10 for further hearing.

Tunda is undergoing judicial custody in four bomb blast cases.

IANS