Tunda's revelations led to IM founder Yasin Bhatkal's arrest?

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New Delhi, Aug 29: The Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Syed Ahmed Zarar Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal was arrested on Thursday from Gorakpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh near the Indo-Nepal border, in an operation carried out by the NIA.

Engineer-turned-terrorist Bhatkal co-founded the home-grown terror outfit Indian Mujahideen in 2008 along with his brother Riaz Bhatkal and Abdul Subhan Qureshi.

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Bhatkal's arrest come close on the heels of the arrest of another most wanted man Abdul Karim Tunda on August 16 near the Indo-Pak border.

70-year-old Tunda, Laskar-e-Taiba's (LeT) expert bomb-maker, who is in a police custody, has given several "revelations" during his interrogation.

Tagged as a major catch, Delhi police also recovered various contact numbers of terrorists from Tunda's mobile phone.

Regarding Bhatkal's arrest, the former Intelligence Bureau chief Arun Bhagat
told a news channel, "It is a very, very significant catch. Tunda and Bhatkal can be confronted and they give important information on their tie-ups with other terror groups like Jaish-e-Mohammed and the Pakistani establishment."

The common point to-be-noted in both Tunda and Bhatkal's arrest is that they both were caught at the Indo-Nepal border.

So, it is high-time that India and Nepal should sign a new extradition treaty because many terrorists have easy access to enter and cross the countries without any fear of being detected.

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