Yasin Bhatkal, Haddi brought to Ahmedabad for probe in 2008 serial blasts case
Eighteen blasts ripped through Ahmedabad on July 26, 2008, killing 56 people and injuring over 150. Yasin Bhatkal, one of the founders of terror organisation Indian Mujahideen, is one of the main accused.Updated: Mar 31, 2017 21:25 IST
Police on Friday brought Yasin Bhatkal, one of the founders of terror organisation Indian Mujahideen, and his associate Assadulla Akhtar alias Haddi to Ahmedabad in connection with the 2008 serial blasts case.
Both were flown to Ahmedabad by a special flight from Delhi, a police officer said.
“We have brought both of them here on transfer warrants from Tihar jail of Delhi. They are accused in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case. We (formally) arrested them in the case,” joint commissioner of police JK Bhatt said.
Eighteen blasts ripped through Ahmedabad on July 26, 2008, killing 56 people and injuring over 150.
“Bhatkal is one of the main accused. He also knew how to make bombs,” Bhatt said.
Bhatkal, who was arrested by NIA in August 2013, had received training in Pakistan, the officer added.
Akhtar had done a recce of the spots where bombs were planted, according to police.
Both are likely to be produced in a court on Saturday as the Crime Branch wants their custody.
First Published: Mar 31, 2017 21:24 IST