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2013 Hyderabad blasts: NIA court to pronounce sentences to Yasin Bhatkal, 4 other IM operatives
nisha tyagi 19 Dec 2016

2013 Hyderabad blasts: NIA court to pronounce sentences to Yasin Bhatkal, 4 other IM operatives

The NIA special court will be pronouncing sentences to convicts in the 2013 Dilsukhnagar twin blast on Monday. The court had found all the five members of Indian Mujahideen, including its co-founder Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal, guilty.

The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court at Central prison Cherlapally in Hyderabad is very likely to pronounce quantum of sentence in the 2013 Dilsukhnagar twin blast case on Monday.The court found all the five members of Indian Mujahideen including its co-founder Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal guilty on November 13 and convicted them on December 7.At least 17 people, including a pregnant woman, were killed and 131 injured in the twin blasts in Hyderabad's Dilsukhnagar area on February 21, 2013.

The first bomb went off at Anand Tiffins, located opposite Konark Theatre at around 7.02 pm while the second bomb went off at 7.06 pm between Venkatadri theatre and Dilsukhnagar bus stand.During the investigation, the NIA named six Indian Mujahideen operatives for carrying out the deadly blasts.The alleged key conspirator Riyaz Bhatkal, believed to be operating from Karachi, Pakistan is still at large while the five other accused namely Asadullah Akthar of Uttar Pradesh, Zia-ur-Rahman of Pakistan, Tahseen Akhthar of Bihar, Yasin Bhatkal of Karnataka and Aizaz Shaik of Maharashtra were arrested and lodged in Cherlapally central prison in Hyderabad.

 

Source: India Today

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