Prior to the explosions that took place at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad, there was another blast which went unnoticed. Around five kilometres from Abdullapurmet in Hayathnagar, Telangana, where Indian Mujahideen chief Yasin Bhatkal rented out a house, a blast was carried out at a hillock.
A trained operative who had mastered the art of dodging investigators, Yasin has been a nightmare for interrogators.
“He was a very fussy person who always demanded something in exchange for information,” says an officer from Bengaluru who had questioned him.
After convicting Yasin Bhatkal and others the court said that it would deliver its verdict on the quantum of the sentence on December 19.
Whether he will hang or lead the rest of his life in jail is something that the court would decide on December 19 when it delivers its verdict on the quantum of sentence. Yasin Bhatkal’s rise in the Indian Mujahideen was a phenomenal one
Hyderabad, Dec 13: Yasin Bhatkal was handed out his first conviction by a special court in connection with the Dilsukhnagar blasts. Yasin Bhatkal the chief of the Indian Mujahideen before he was arrested was found guilty by a special court of the National Investigation Agency on Tuesday.
The conviction was handed out under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act of 1967 and the Indian Penal Code. Apart from Yasin, four others were also convicted by the court. The court while delivering the verdict said that the prosecution has managed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused are guilty.
The court said that it would deliver the verdict on the quantum of the sentence on December 19. The NIA will seek a death penalty for Yasin Bhatkal and the others convicted by the court.