Nepal arrests man linked to Mumbai blasts

Click to follow
The Independent Online

Nepal's official media say police have arrested a man suspected of links to the triple bomb blasts in Mumbai this month that killed 20 people.

The government-run Gorkhapatra newspaper said today the man was arrested over the weekend and was being questioned by the anti-terrorist police unit.

Both the police and the government refused to comment on the report.

The newspaper identified the man as Muhammad Zahir and said he was believed to be in his 40s.

The report also said officials have evidence suggesting the suspect spoke on a mobile phone and sent text messages about the Mumbai blasts.