NIA court extends Bhatkal's custody by four days, NIA team reaches Goa

NIA court extends Bhatkal's custody
Panaji, Sept 17: National Intelligence Agency (NIA) court on Tuesday granted four days extended custody of Yasin Bhatkal, who was in the agency's custody's since his arrest.

Meanwhile, NIA teams were in Goa on Monday night with Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal to probe his links in Goa, which he had visited earlier.

The NIA teams were in Panaji but did not share their inputs with the state police, Goa police Deputy Inspector general OP Mishra said.

The teams took Bhatkal to places like Anjuna beach, Mapusa, Panaji and Vasco, which he had visited earlier.

According to reports, the NIA teams were trying to ascertain whether Bhatkal had been recruiting vulnerable youths for his terror network from Goa.

The state was on an alert last year after it recevied inputs that it may be on the hit list of terrorists.

Bhatkal was arrested on August 29 along the Indo-Nepal border and is wanted in many terror attacks that he carried out in the country including the Bangalore Chinnaswamy stadium blasts and the Dilsukhnagar blasts in Hyderabad.

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