IM terrorist Yasin Bhatkal to be quizzed by K'taka police

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Bhatkal to be quizzed by K'taka police
Bangalore, Aug 29: The Karnataka Police has decided to send a police team to Bihar to question arrested Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal for his alleged involvement in the Bangalore twin blasts in 2008 and 2010, said Chief Minister Siddaramaiah on Thursday.

30-year-old terrorist, also known as Ahmed Siddibappa, one of India's most wanted terrorist was arresed in a joint operation between central intelligence agencies and the Bihar police from Indo-Nepal border.

Karnataka government is sending a special team to Bihar and also seek his custody to interrogate him in connection with the twin blasts in Bangalore.

Yasin Bhatkal hails from Bhatkal coastal town in Uttara Kannada district near Mangalore, about 350 kms from Bangalore and is most wanted in the country for his alleged involvement in serial blasts in the country.

Siddaramaiah also claimed that the state intelligence sleuths were part of the team, which arrested Bhatkal in Indo-Nepal Border in Bihar.

Bangalore Police Commissioner Raghavendra Auradkar said his department was in touch with the federal intelligence agencies for details on Bhatkal's arrest and to ascertain when he would be made available to the state for investigation.

"We will seek Yasin's custody so that he could be brought to Bangalore soon for interrogation in the city's twin blasts," Auradkar told reporters.

One woman died in serial blasts that rocked the city July 25, 2008 and 15 people, including five security men, were injured in the twin blasts near the M Chinnaswamy cricket stadium April 17, 2010 an hour prior to a T20 match of the Indian Premier League tournament.

"It is too early to comment on when Bhatkal would be brought to Bangalore for investigations," Auradkar said.

OneIndia News

(with agency inputs)

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