Maharashtra ATS to seek Bhatkal's custody
Known for his skill of assembling bombs, the third most wanted man in the country and the co-founder of Indian Mujahideen (IM) Yasin Bhatkal was arrested on Indo-Nepal border on Wednesday nigh
According to sources, the Maharashtra ATS will seek Bhatkal’s custody to probe his involvement in German Bakery Blast case, the three coordinated blasts in Mumbai, and for his alleged role in supervising closely the low intensity serial blasts that took place on Jangali Maharaj Road on August 1 last year.
According to sources in the ATS, Bhatkal had carried out reece of German Bakery along with slain Qateel Sidiqqui prior to carrying out blast on February 13, 2010. After Sidiqqui was arrested in Darbhanga, he revealed that IM had plans to conduct blasts at Shreemant Dagadu Sheth Halwai temple in Pune.
The CCTV footage captured on the day of incidence had certified presence of Bhatkal seconds before the blast at the bakery. Though Bhatkal wasn’t named in the JM Road blasts, some sections of ATS believe that he played an important role in monitoring the assembling of the bombs.