Police gets 15-day time to conclude probe against Yasin Bhatkal, aide

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A local court has allowed Delhi Police’s plea seeking more time to conclude its probe into a case lodged against Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar for allegedly setting up an illegal arms factory here.

The court order came on the plea filed by the Special Cell seeking 15 more days to complete its probe.

“Keeping in view the application, the investigation period is extended for another 15 days with effect from January 25, 2014,” Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash said.

The Special Cell, in its plea, gave details of the probe conducted so far in the case in which it had earlier filed three charge sheets against some arrested accused, suspected to be members of the banned IM.

It also said, “A specific input has been received that some unidentified associates of Ahmad Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal have conspired to commit a sensational kidnapping in Delhi to secure the release of this top terrorist.”

“Teams of special cell are camping in Bihar, West Bengal and other places to identify and apprehend these conspirators and a breakthrough is expected soon. As and when these arrests were made, accused Ahmad Siddibappa and Asadullah Akhtar will be required for confrontation to bring out the entire facts.”

National Investigation Agency (NIA) had arrested Bhatkal, wanted in over 40 terror cases and carrying a reward of Rs 35 lakh, and Akhtar from Indo-Nepal border on the night of August 28 last year.