The twin bomb blasts at the gateway of India and Zaveri Bazar on 25th August 2003

The twin bomb blasts at the gateway of India and Zaveri Bazar on 25th August 2003 had created havoc in which more than 50 persons died and several were seriously injured. The terrorist had posed serious threats to the safety Mumbai. In a span of 6 days one Mohd. Hanif, his wife Femida daughter Farheen and one Ishrat were arrested for their involvement in these bomb blasts and also in a bomb blast in the best bus at Ghatkopar. In a subsequent operation, their mentor Nasir and his associates were eliminated in an operation at Shivaji Park on September 2003 and a huge stock of gelatine sticks, detonators and timer clocks were seized from his residence at Mira road.