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Mumbai Explosion Suspect Not Tied To Bombings: Nepal Officials

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KATMANDU, Nepal -- Nepalese authorities say an Indian man arrested in Nepal last weekend has no links to the Mumbai attacks earlier this month that killed 20 people.

Police spokesman Navraj Dhakal said Wednesday that Muhammad Zahir was arrested for drunk and disorderly conduct and he has no links to the bombings. Zahir is an Indian who lives and works in Nepal.

Nepal's government-run Gorkhapatra newspaper had reported that Zahir was being questioned about the bombings and that evidence suggested he spoke on a cell phone and sent text messages about the Mumbai blasts.

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