New Delhi, Sep 23: The body of Bashir alias Atif and Sajid, the two terror suspects of the Sep 13 Delhi blasts, who were shot dead by police in a raid, were cremated on Monday, Sep 22. Amidst heavy police presence, the bodies were taken to graveyard in Nizamuddin for burial late in the evening. The relatives complained that they were kept waiting for more than six hours before the bodies were handed over to them. Other than relatives, about 200 people including Shahi Imam of Jama Masjid Syed Ahmed Bukhari was present throughout the procession.
Police have arrested in three more people following Friday's raid on their South Delhi hideout, including the caretaker of the house they had taken on rent. Cops claimed that members of this group were also behind the recent blasts in Ahmedabad, Surat and Jaipur besides last year's bombings in Varanasi.
Fight terror unitedly, appealed the head cleric of Delhi 'Jama Masjid' Syed Ahmed Bukhari to the Muslims. He said it is for the courts to decide whether the suspects were behind the attacks.
"We will protest peacefully and in this democracy we have the right to raise our voice. We will pressurise the government and political parties. I appeal to all Muslim organizations and Muslims to be united. I have asked them to collectively take a decision and then we will give a call to country's Muslims to fight terrorism," said Syed Ahmed Bukhari.
All suspects who carried out the Delhi blasts are reported to be members of the Indian Mujahideen (IM) group, an offshoot of the banned Students' Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).