Hyderabad blasts case cracked, Yasin Bhatkal of IM planted bombs: NIA

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  1. Vishwarupa

    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    The NIA on Wednesday claimed to have cracked the February 21 twin blasts in Hyderabad, identifying Indian Mujahideen (IM) leader Yasin Bhatkal as one of the persons who planted the bombs.
    Citing CCTV footage as its main evidence, the NIA has claimed that Yasin Bhatkal is seen with a bag in his hand, which he reportedly planted near the bus stand in Dilsukhnagar.

    The second bomb on a bicycle nearby is reported to have been planted by Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, a resident of Azamgarh who is absconding since 2008.

    The agency has informed the Home Ministry that it has "strong leads and evidence" to suggest that the twin blasts, which killed 18 people, were carried out by the IM. "The IM's hand is clear in the blasts, but the perpetrators are yet to be caught," confirmed a Home Ministry official.

    The NIA probe team has cited instructions given by Riyaz Bhatkal to Imran Khan and Syed Maqbool, who are reported to have conducted a recce of some areas in Hyderabad in August last year. According to the NIA, while Syed Maqbool, Imran Khan and Obaid-ur-Rehman conducted the recce, a group led by Yasin Bhatkal and Assadullah Akhtar planted the bombs on the instructions of Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal.

    Imran Khan, Syed Maqbool and Obaid-ur-Rehman were arrested in October last year in different cases. Following the arrest of Syed Maqbool and Imran Khan, the Delhi police had informed their counterparts in Andhra Pradesh that the duo had conducted a recce of Dilsukhnagar, Abids and Begum Bazaar in Hyderabad for a possible attack. Based on this information, the NIA had sought custody of all the three suspects.

    The NIA had recently announced rewards of Rs 10 lakh each on the top IM leadership, including the Bhatkal brothers, Asadullah Akhtar, Amir Reza Khan and Dr Shahnawaz Alam. Asadullah Akhtar is believed to be part of the IM's inner circle, along with others from Azamgarh like Ariz Khan, Mohd Sajid, Dr Shahnawaz Alam, Mohd Khalid and Mirza Shadaab Baig.

    Investigators believe the same group of suspects were responsible for the 13/7 attacks in Mumbai. Beside Yasin Bhatkal, the Mumbai police had identified two suspects — Waqas alias Tabrez and Danial — as the ones who stayed in a rented accommodation months before the blasts.

    Hyderabad blasts case cracked, Yasin Bhatkal of IM planted bombs: NIA - Indian Express

    Catch them & hang immediately
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  3. arnabmit

    arnabmit Homo Communis Indus Senior Member

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    Re: Hyderabad blasts case cracked, Yasin Bhatkal of IM planted bombs:

    They are in PoK by now... Maybe via Nepal or BD.

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