Published On : Mon, Dec 19th, 2016

Yasin Bhatkal, Four Others Sentenced To Death For 2013 Hyderabad Blasts


Hyderabad: Indian Mujahideen co-founder founder Yasin Bhatkal and four others have been sentenced to death for the twin blasts in Hyderabad’s Dilsukhnagar in 2013.

This is the first time that top leaders of the Indian Mujahideen, including Yasin Bhatkal, have been found guilty of a terror attack since the group was banned as a terror group in 2010.

Eighteen people died and 130 were injured in two blasts in February 2013 at a packed shopping area in Dilsukhnagar.

Just months later, in August that year, Yasin Bhatkal was found and arrested in Bihar at the border with Nepal. Co-founder Riyaz Bhatkal remains on India’s most-wanted list and is believed to be in Pakistan.