Yasin Bhatkal brought to Hyderabad in connection to Feb blasts

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Hyderabad, Sept 23: Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, who was arrested near the India-Nepal border in Bihar last month, was brought here from New Delhi amid tight security in connection with the February 21 blasts in Dilsukhnagar.

Bhatkal, who was granted two-day transit remand by a Delhi court on Saturday, is likely to be produced in a court here on Monday, sources said.

Seventeen people were killed and 100 injured in the powerful IED blasts that rocked the Konark and Venkatadiri theatres, a crowded shopping place in the city. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took over the charge of the investigation after an initial probe by the Andhra Pradesh police.

Bhatkal was granted a two-day transit remand by a Delhi court

Asadullah Akhtar, a close aide of Bhatkal, who was also arrested with the latter, is currently being quizzed after a local court sent him in 15-day custody of the NIA last week.

The IM members are suspected of carrying out several blasts across the country. On Friday afternoon, another IM operative Afzal Usmani fled the sessions court in Mumbai when he was being taken there. He was wanted in connection to the blasts in Ahmedabad and attempted bombing in Surat in 2008.

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