German bakery blast: Delhi police, ATS can’t agree
New Delhi: The German Bakery blast plot in
Pune remains a mystery with Delhi Police claiming on Wednesday a
terror module of six suspected Indian Mujahideen operatives
was behind the attack, an assessment different from
Maharashtra Police's Anti Terror Squad (ATS).
The ATS chargesheet in the February 2010 blast case
blames the attack on a different set of persons--seven in
all--including Himayat Beig, who has since been arrested.
Dehi Police claimed that it had arrested six people out
of whom two--Mohammed Qateel Siddiqi and Yasin Bhatkal-- had
planted the bomb on February 13, 2010.
A bomb blast ripped through Pune's popular German Bakery,
close to the Osho Ashram and diagonally across from the Jewish
Chabad House, killing 17 people and injuring 65.
Maharashtra ATS also claimed involvement of Pakistan
based Lashkar-e-Taiba's (LeT) behind the blast.
In its chargesheet filed in a Pune court, the ATS has
also named six other accused --all co-conspirators and
absconding--Mohsin Choudhary, Yasin Bhatkal, Riyaz Bhatkal,
Iqbal Bhatkal, Faiyaz Kagzi and Zabihuddin Ansari.
The chargesheet filed by the ATS Maharashtra raises many
unanswered questions in the wake of the claims made by the
Delhi Police of busting the Indian Mujahideen module,
according to Union Home Ministry officials.