The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested the key accused in the 24-year- old RSS Madras headquarters bomb blast by al-Ummah that claimed 11 lives.

The prime accused in the case, Mushtaq Ahmed, was absconding since the beginning and a reward of Rs 10 lakh was announced by the CBI for providing credible information about him.

The powerful blast at the multi-storeyed RSS office at Chetput in Chennai that claimed 11 lives and left 7 people injured took place on August 8, 1993.

The case which was earlier registered at the Chetpet Police Station and later transferred to Crime Branch-CID, Chennai was transferred to CBI at the request of the Tamil Nadu Government.

After completion of the investigation, the had filed charge sheets against 18 accused persons under section 120-B r/w 302, 324, 326, 419, 436, 201, 153-A, 109 and 34 of IPC, Section 9 B(1)(b) of Explosives Act, Section 3,4,5 and 6 of Explosives Substances Act and Section 3 (1), 3(2), 3(3) & 3(4) of TADA(P) Act, 1987.

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