Arrested top terrorist Ahmed Zarar Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal has revealed Indian Mujahideen’s umbilical ties with Pakistani Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and for the first time revealed that at least two members of the ‘Azamgarh module’ were currently operating in Afghanistan with Hafiz Saeed’s men.
Yasin and Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi were picked up by Intelligence Bureau around 11.05 pm on Wednesday. While Haddi tried to fob the IB sleuths by identifying himself as Danial, a confident Yasin said, “Main woh hi hoon jisko aap doond rahe ho.” (I am the same person whom you are looking for). Yasin was identified on the basis of three wire money transfers he had made from Nepal to his wife who lives in Abu Fazl Enclave in Delhi.
After he managed to escape an IB dragnet at Tambaram near Chennai on November 27, 2011, Yasin was hiding in Mumbai, Ranchi and then Nepal in August 2012. Haddi had moved to Nepal in February 2013.
Yasin told his interrogators that he had trained along with Haroon Rashid at an LeT camp in Pakistan with Haddi getting his terror training at an ISI-sponsored location at the behest of IM founder Riyaz Bhatkal in 2010.
Bhatkal has named the locations of all Azamgarh module IM terrorists in Pakistan including Mirza Shahdab Baig and Mohammed Sajid alias Bada Sajid who are present in Karachi.
In fact, it was Abdul Karim Tunda who first revealed the presence of Bada Sajid in Gulistan-e-Jauhar in Karachi along with IM co-founder Amir Raza Khan.
Yasin has disclosed that two of IM’s top Azamgarh terrorists were operating in Afghanistan. Both these terrorists were involved in serial blasts in Delhi in 2005 and 2008 and UP in 2006 and 2007.
Yasin is not only the front line executor of IM operations but has also been involved in radicalising the Indian youth in the name of ‘Islam in danger’.