First arrest in Ahmedabad blasts case

An activist of the banned militant outfit — Ahle Hadeez — was today (July 27) arrested in connection with the serial blasts in Ahmedabad, which was on the edge with a live bomb in the city being defused and another three found in Surat city as the death toll rose to 49. The arrested activist, identified as Abdul Halim and wanted in connection with 2002 post-Godhra riots, was picked up by the police from the communally sensitive Dani Limda area in the walled city. Meanwhile, in New Delhi, Home Minister Shivraj Patil chaired a high-level meeting to review the situation in the country and assured all possible help to the Gujarat government.

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