New Delhi: The special National Investigation Agency (NIA) Court today convicted the banned Indian Mujahideen co-founder Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal along with four other associates of him for their involvement in the 2013 twin blast cases at Dilsukhnagar in which at least 18 people have lost their lives.
Acting against the terror cases this is the first ever conviction given by NIA court in which Bhatkal along with four others has been convicted under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Arms Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Apart from Bhatkal, the others who have been convicted are Zia-ur-Rehman alias ‘Waqas’ of Pakistan, Tahseen Akhthar of Bihar, Asadullah Akhtar of Uttar Pradesh and Aizaz Shaik of Maharashtra all of them are under judicial custody.
The key conspirator of the terror attack, Riyaz Bhatkal who is believed to be operating the operation from Pakistan’s Karachi city, is still absconding.
The court will pronounce final judgment in this case for all the accused on December 19th.
Trail in the case began on August 24th last year and the final argument concerning that attack in which at least 131 people were injured were concluded last month during which 157 witness has been examined.