Yasin, Tabrez identified as Dilsukhnagar bombers
The untraceable two suspects keep cops on tenterhooks Hyderabad: It is more than a month after the...
The untraceable two suspects keep cops on tenterhooks Hyderabad: It is more than a month after the National Investigation Agency (NIA) identified the Dilsukhnagar bombers, the investigators have not yet been able to locate and nab the perpetrators. Initially, the investigators suspected the bombers could be Tabrez and Waqas. But later, they arrived at a conclusion that Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akthar alias Tabrez planted the bombs. As many as 17 people were killed and over 100 were injured in the twin blasts triggered by the Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives in Dilsukhnagar on February 21. The NIA has been entrusted with the investigation of the case, while the State police agencies have also been working on the case to assist the national agency. But there has been absolutely no clue about the two IM operatives, sources said. Jailed IM operatives Syed Maqbool and Imran Khan were brought to Hyderabad from Tihar jail and were questioned for four days by the NIA to find clues on their whereabouts. Some other terror suspects lodged in various jails across the country were also questioned but to no use. According to sources, they are not in touch with their previous comrades. They neither use phones nor contact their associates through internet to avoid being caught. Further, it appears that the perpetrators did not take local help for carrying out the blasts, due to which it has become highly difficult to track them down. Sources also said that though Yasin was born and brought up in Bhatkal town of Karnataka, he along with his brothers Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal crossed over to Pakistan and secured Pakistani citizenship. However, Yasin came back to India to carry out the subversive activities after police hunt for his brothers was stepped up, the sources said. "We only hope that the law enforcing agencies of the country will be able to prevent another bomb blast in some corner of the country and by the same accused. We are more worried because the two accused are moving around the country planning and executing bomb blasts," the sources said.
16 Oct 2019 4:02 PM GMT