New Delhi/Patna, Aug 29: Zarar Ahmed Siddibaba alias Yasin Bhatkal, founder of the banned Indian Mujahideen (IM), who was arrested in the wee hours of Thursday, reportedly said that bomb blasts happen and there is nothing new about them.
Yasin, who hails from northern Karnataka, is wanted in a series of terror attacks across the country over the last few years. Bhatkal's arrest from the India-Nepal border in Bihar, is the second major catch of the Indian agencies after the arrest of Laskkar-e-Taiba bomb maker Abdul Karim Tunda on August 16. The arrest of the latter had played a significant part in arresting Bhatkal, sources said.
Scores of people have lost their lives in those terror attacks and Yasin is said to have overseen the plantation of the bombs personally in many of those attacks.
Bhatkal was detained in Kolkata and Mumbai but he managed to flee by concealing his identity.
He was taken to Motihari in Bihar where he was produced in a court for transit remand before being taken to New Delhi. There, he will be handed over to theh National Investigation Agency.