Yasin Bhatkal set to be produced in MCOCA court in 2 days

Saturday, 11 January 2014 - 12:10pm IST | Agency: DNA

Yasin Bhatkal, the co-founder of the Indian Mujahideen, is likely to be produced before the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in the next two days. He was arrested by the National Investigating Agency in August 2013, along with one of his associates, from the India-Nepal border in Bihar’s Raxaul town.

According to an authenticated source, Bhatkal is likely to be produced before the court in connection with the number of charges levelled against him in several terror cases.

The special court, in September 2013, had issued a production warrant against Yasin Bhatklal alias Shahrukh and Asadullah Akhtar alias Tabrez, who was arrested along with Bhatkal, in connection with their alleged roles in the triple serial blasts in city in 2011.

According to the investigating agency, Bhatkal was the mastermind of the blast and also the prime accused in several other cases of blasts, which had struck the city.

When dna contacted special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam, he confirmed the development and said, “By next week, the accused might be produced before the MCOCA court, the moment the Delhi court releases him.”

When asked which would be the first case in which the investigating agency would seek his custody, Nikam said, “The 13/7 serial bomb blasts case.”

2011 blasts accused

The special court, in September 2013, had issued a production warrant against Yasin Bhatklal alias Shahrukh and Asadullah Akhtar alias Tabrez, who was arrested along with Bhatkal, in connection with their alleged roles in the triple serial blasts in city in 2011.


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