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Key conspirator behind Pune blast identified: ATS

Yasin Bhatkal, believed to be a relative of Indian Mujahideen founder Riyaz Bhatkal, has been identified by Maharashtra ATS as one of the main conspirators of the Pune bomb blast in which 17 people were killed.

mumbai Updated: Apr 08, 2010 20:31 IST

Yasin Bhatkal, believed to be a relative of Indian Mujahideen founder Riyaz Bhatkal, has been identified by Maharashtra ATS as one of the main conspirators of the Pune bomb blast in which 17 people were killed.

Indian Mujahideen is suspected to be behind the February 13 blast in Pune's upscale Koregaon Park area, an ATS source said.

The ATS, which has submitted a preliminary report on investigations into the terror attack - the first after 26/11 - has claimed that the suspects have been identified and they would be arrested soon.

"One of the prime suspects has been identified as Yasin, who hails from Bhatkal village in Karnataka. We believe he is related to Riyaz, who is absconding," the source said.