Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: One of India’s most wanted terrorists, Yasin Bhatkal, has finally been nabbed. While he is a big catch for the Indian security agencies, his arrest is also a major setback for the home-grown terror group.
Here’s why Yasin Bhatkal is among India’s most wanted terrorists:
- Bhatkal is wanted in several bomb blast cases in India, including the explosion outside the Delhi High Court on September 7, 2011 in which 12 people were killed.
- Bhatkal is also wanted in the German Bakery blast case of February 2010, in which 17 persons - including five foreigners - were killed and 56 others injured.
- He is believed to be one of the chief conspirators in the Jangli Maharaj Road low-intensity blasts in Pune. The blasts took place on August 1, 2012 in which one person was injured.
- Bhatkal’s name also figures in the list of conspirators behind the 2010 Chinnaswamy blasts in Bangalore.
- He is also believed to have played a crucial role in the planning and execution of the July 13, 2006 Mumbai train blasts.
- The IM terrorist is also believed to have had hand in blasts in Delhi in 2008, Ahmedabad (2008), Surat (2008), Jaipur (2008), Dashashwamedh Ghat in Varanasi (2010), and Mumbai (2011).