A designated Terrorist and Disruptive Activities(Prevention) Act (TADA) court here remanded a 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts accused and close aide of fugitive underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, Farooq Ahmed alias Farooq Takla, who was arrested after being deported from Dubai on Thursday, into the CBI custody till March 19.
Takla was arrested from the international airport here by CBI and was produced in the court late this evening amidst heavy police security by the officers of CBI, who are investigating the 1993 bomb blasts case. TADA Judge asked him about any ill treatment at the hands of CBI, to which the accused replied in negative.
Takla had fled the country soon after 1993 serial blasts and a red- corner notice was issued against him in 1995. He was also declared as proclaimed offender.