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NIA files second chargesheet against Yasin Bhatkal, others

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed a second chargesheet against Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and three others for planning terror strikes in India.

The NIA chargesheeted Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar, Manzar Imam and U.Ahmed for their alleged role in the conspiracy and participation in major terrorist attacks at different parts in the country.

It was the second charge sheet filed in the case, registered on 10 September, 2012 against members of IM for carrying out terrorist activities and conspiracy for waging war against the country.

The NIA said that Bhatkal with other IM operatives were allegedly involved in major bomb blast incidents in Hyderabad (2007), Jaipur (2008), Delhi (2008), Ahmedabad and Surat (2008), German Bakery in Pune (2010), Chinnaswami Stadium, Bangalore (2010), Jama Masjid in Delhi (2010), Sheetlaghat (2010), Mumbai (2011) and Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad (2013).

Bhatkal and Akhtar have been charged for their role in conspiracy for waging war against the country, conspiracy for terrorist acts, membership of a terrorist organisation, radicalisation and recruitment of youth into a terrorist organisation and for raising funds for the IM.
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