Charges framed in German Bakery blast case

Last Updated: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 15:32

Zeenews Bureau

Pune: A local court here on Saturday framed charges against Himayat Baig, an accused in the 2010 German Bakery blast case.

The Indian Mujahideen (IM), like most other terror attacks in India, had emerged as the mastermind behind the February 13 terror blast in Pune`s German Bakery that killed 17 people, including four foreigners, and injured another 57.

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) had identified IM behind the terror blast, and its founder Riyaz Bhatkal and his relative Yasin Bhatkal as the key conspirators.

The bombing took place on the eve of Valentine`s Day, ripping through the German Bakery, a haunt of foreigners and the rich, in Pune`s trendy Koregaon Park area.

Amongst the victims were four foreigners, including an Italian woman, an Iranian and two Sudanese.

Today’s chargesheet against Baig came just days after Mumbai was hit by three serial blasts, in which 19 persons were killed and over 100 injured.

First Published: Saturday, July 16, 2011 - 14:52

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