NEW DELHI, Aug. 17 (Xinhua) -- Indian police Saturday claimed to have arrested one of the country's most wanted terrorists -- a bomb expert belonging to banned Pakistani militant outfit Lashkar- e-Toiba -- at the international border with Nepal.
"A team of Delhi Police's special cell nabbed 70-year-old Abdul Karim Tunda from the India-Nepal border. He was wanted in at least 40 terrorism cases, including a number of bomb blasts in and around the national capital Mumbai and the southern city of Hyderabad, in which over 20 people were killed and 400 others injured," a senior police official said, on condition of anonymity.
The official said that Tunda was arrested from the border after he was deported from one of the Gulf nations.
India had demanded from Pakistan his extradition after the 2001 Parliament attacks. In 1996, the Interpol had also issued a red corner notice against Tunda who was originally a resident of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district.
"He is a prized catch and we hope to get more information from him after interrogation," the official said.