Yasin Bhatkal tried all tricks to evade arrest

Last Updated: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 17:03

Zee Media Bureau/Ritesh K Srivastava

New Delhi: Yasin Bhatkal, co-founder of terror outfit Indian Mujahideen (IM), was arrested from the Indo-Nepal border in north Bihar late on Wednesday.
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According to reports, the IM co-founder was trailed by central security agencies for the last six months before he was finally apprehended.

The trail grew stronger and picked pace last month after he was seen moving in and out of Nepal frequently.

Yasin was apprehended by Intelligence Bureau along with one of his accomplices yesterday night from the Indo-Nepal border. He was then handed over to the Bihar police.

The IM co-founder was apprehended by security agencies with the help of local authorities in Nepal.

On being caught by the security officials, the wily 30-year-old terror mastermind first claimed that he was an engineer working on a project in Nepal.
On failing to convince the security officials, he then insisted that he was a Yunani doctor - a doctor who specialises in Islamic traditional remedies - he had allegedly used similar tactics while setting up a terror module in Dharbhanga in Bihar.

Reports said Yasin was planning to go to Bangladesh as part of his terror activities and to meet some contacts there.

Yasin, the country`s most wanted terror suspect, was produced in a local court in Mothihari and is being flown to New Delhi in a special plane.

The operation to arrest Bhatkal was so secret that even after his arrest only few top Bihar Police officers were informed and they too were not told about where he was being held for questioning.

The state government has sounded an alert across Bihar, particularly in the border districts following Bhatkal`s arrest.



First Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 - 16:44

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