Dilsukhnagar Blasts : Role of Bhatkal, aide confirmed
Hyderabad: In a major breakthrough, the forensic reports confirmed on Saturday that the chief of Indian...
Hyderabad: In a major breakthrough, the forensic reports confirmed on Saturday that the chief of Indian Mujahideen (IM) Yasin Bhatkal and his associate Tehsin Aktar were the main conspirators in twin bomb blasts at Dilsukhnagar killing at least 17 people and injuring over 100 in February.
The National Intelligence Agency (NIA) has come to this conclusion based on the video footage and the reports submitted by forensic experts. The NIA sleuths handed over the footage to forensic department when they were unable to identify the person, who was noticed moving suspiciously near the blast spot. The footage has become the only source of clue since no other vital clues were available. But the problem they faced was with the video footage whose quality was not good. Then the images were sent to forensic experts for better visibility.
The forensic experts found that the man with bicycle resembled Yasin Bhatkal after the quality of the images was improved marginally. In the footage, a man was seen carrying a tiffin box riding a bicycle before the blasts. Later, he returned without the bicycle and the tiffin box. This pointed the needle of suspicion towards the chief of Indian Mujahideen operatives.
According to Bhatkal's mode of operation, he often involves at least two persons in a major operation. Hence, the officials opine that the blast at Venkatadri theatre was made possible with the help of his associate Tehsin Aktar. The officials said that Bhatkal hails from Darbhanga district of Uttar Pradesh. However, the officials said that they cannot disclose the role of Yasin Bhatkal until either of them is held.