Detection of crime branch will soon apply to the National Investigating Agency to acquire custody of Yasin Bhatkal with regard to probing the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts and others. “We shall be applying for his custody very soon.
Bhatkal is wanted in around 35 cases in Gujarat, of which 15 are linked to blast attempts in Surat and another 20 cases in Ahmedabad, involving the 2008 serial blasts,” JCP-DCB, AK Sharma said. However, the DCB will have bide its time to get Bhatkal’s custody.
A cop on condition of anonymity told dna that it might take at least four months for DCB to get his custody, as he is already wanted in over 50 other cases across the country including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Karnataka and Delhi.
Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal, believed to have coordinated 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, was arrested from Delhi’s IGI airport in June 2012 by Delhi Police’s Special Cell.
Indian Mujahideen terrorist Abdul Sattar was brought to India earlier this month from the UAE, where he was allegedly setting up IM cells to carry out terrorist attacks in India.
Believed to be a founding-member of IM & suspected to be behind the 2010 Jama Masjid attack, he was arrested in Delhi in Oct 2012 after deported from Saudi Arabia.
Abdul Karim Tunda
LeT operative Abdul Karim Tunda, believed to be a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim was arrested in August. He is suspected to be involved in around 40 bombings in the country.