New Delhi: The Delhi Police have chargesheeted a suspected Indian Mujahideen operative for his alleged role in the Jama Masjid blast-cum-shootout case.
The Special Cell of Delhi Police filed a supplementary chargesheet against Kamaal Hassan alias Bilal, also an accused in Bangalore`s Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case, in the court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Vidya Parkash. It was filed 134 days after Hassan`s arrest.
Bihar-native Hassan was indicted in the chargesheet for allegedly committing various offences under the IPC including waging war against India and offences under the Explosive Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
The chargesheet said Hassan had arranged a rented house in Shastri Park area here in which co-accused Quateel Siddiqui and Mohd Adil and others had stayed before carrying out the attack.
It added that Hassan had disclosed that "in 2010 he and his co-accused along with two Pakistani nationals Waqas and Tabrez and IM chief Ahmed Siddhibappa under instructions from their Pakistan-based chief conspired to attack foreign tourists in Delhi before Commonwealth Games to dissuade foreign countries from participating in the Games."
It said the conspiracy was hatched at the residence of co-accused Gauhar Aziz, who is currently in judicial custody.
The chargesheet said Ahmed Siddibappa procured one carbine and other ammunition for this purpose.
"In the first attempt in mid-2010, Quateel was accidentally shot at while he along with Adil were about to attack foreign tourists at German Bakery in Paharganj here," it said.
They subsequently conspired to carry out the attack before CWG on anniversary of Batla House encounter on September 19, 2010 and decided to cause blast and simultaneously shot at foreign tourists in Jama Masjid area, the chargesheet said.
Hassan was arrested early this year by Bangalore ATS along with co-accused Kafil Akhtar for their roles in Chinnaswamy stadium blast. He was booked for various offences under the IPC including waging war against India and also under the Explosive Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act.
The duo were then handed over to the Delhi Police as they were wanted in the Jama Masjid shootout case and for allegedly running an arms factory in Meer Vihar here.
Prior to the arrest of Hassan and Akhtar, a total of 13 IM men -- Mohd Irshad Khan, Asadullah Rehman, Mohd Adil, Bashir Hasan, Abdul Rehman, Mohd Kafil, Mohd Quateel Siddiqui, Gauhar Aziz, Gayur Ahmed, Mohd Aftab Alam and Tariq Anjum Ahsan and Mohd Shakeel were arrested by the Delhi Police for their alleged role in various terror strikes across country.
Of the 15, Quateel Siddiqui died in Pune jail when he was in custody of Pune ATS.