The 11 alleged Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives nabbed last year were part of a ‘calculated conspiracy aimed at denting the reputation and destabilising the economy of Indian state hatched beyond its shores’, the Delhi Police told a city court.
According to a 26-page chargesheet filed by its Special Cell last Saturday, two country-made pistols procured from Bihar were used and dry runs with ‘pressure cooker bombs’ had preceded the Jama Masjid attack on September 19, 2010 — the second anniversary of the Batla House encounter.
“As per CFSL report, all 11 empty cartridges seized from spot were fired by 9mm pistols. The explosives found from the spot were similar to those recovered from the accused,” the chargesheet, accessed by Hindustan Times, said.
While the pistols, sources claimed, were procured from Bihar's Munger district, explosives ranging from Sodium Chloride to RDX, had been recovered from the blast site.
One of the pistols, the chargesheet said, was later recovered from Pakistani national Mohammad Adil’s rented accommodation at Bahuwara in Madhubani in Bihar, and the other was recovered from ‘a (crude) arms manufacturing factory’, established by IM at Delhi’s Meer Vihar, at the instance of accused Mohammad Irshad Khan.
Irshad allegedly is Shahrukh alias Yasin Bhatkal's father-in-law, who is IM’s main man in India, Shahrukh alias Yasin Bhatkal and his disclosure.
“Amir Reza Khan and Riyaz and Iqbal Bhatkal had met Shahrukh in Karachi and hatched the conspiracy...,” the chargesheet states.