Zee Media Bureau
Mumbai: The custody of Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar, who were arrested in connection with the 2011 Mumbai terror attack, ends on Friday.
A special MCOCA court had on February 6 extended heir custody till today.
According to the Mumbai Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS), Bhatkal played a very important role in procuring explosives and making Improvised Explosive Device (IED) used in 2011 Mumbai terror attack.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested Yasin Bhatkal (30), who is wanted in over 40 terror cases and carries a reward of Rs 35 lakh, as well as Akhtar, from the Indo-Nepal border on the night of August 28 last year.
Bhatkal, who hails from Bhatkal village of Udupi district in North Karnataka, is wanted in a string of terror attacks in Ahmedabad, Surat, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi and Hyderabad, the agency had said.
Bhatkal, who was earlier associated with banned outfit SIMI, is suspected to have allegedly conspired along with others to "wage war against India."
With PTI inputs