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'3 IM operatives confess to stadium blasts'

india Updated: Jan 02, 2012 23:47 IST
Naveen Ammembala

Four Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives arrested by Delhi police have reportedly confessed that three of them were involved in planting bombs at the Chinnaswamy stadium in Bangalore during an IPL match in 2010.

A senior police official of the anti-terrorist cell said Mohammed Qateel Siddiqui (27), Ghayur Ahmed Jamali (21) and Aftab Alam Farooq (27) planted bombs on April 18, 2010. They are all from Bihar and another accused, Gauhar Aziz Khomani (31), who provided back-up, was also wanted by the Bangalore police, he said.

ACP BN Nyamegowda and other officials recently went to Delhi and interrogated the accused jointly with the Delhi police. The ACP will go to Delhi on January 5 to take custody of the three. A Bangalore court has issued the body warrant.

Sources said the three confessed before the Bangalore police that they were in Tumkur, 73 km from the city, a month before planting the bombs. The bombs were assembled in a rented house and the material was supplied by IM head Riaz Bhatkal and his aide Yasin Bhatkal.