HYDERABAD: Five top terror agents of banned terror furnish Indian Mujahideen (IM) were on Monday granted capital punishment by a unique NIA court in the February 2013 Hyderabad blasts case. This is the primary case that any agent of the IM has been convicted.
On December 13, the court convicted the five individuals, including IM prime supporter Mohd Ahmed Sidibapa nom de plume Yasin Bhatkal, Pakistani national Zia-ur-Rahman nom de plume Waqas, Asadullah Akhtar moniker Haddi, Tahaseen Akhtar assumed name Monu and Ajaz Shaikh, who are at present in legal authority and stopped in the Cherlapally Central Prison here.
Eighteen people were killed and 131 harmed in two lethal blasts in Dilsukhnagar, a swarmed shopping region in the city, on February 21, 2013.
On November 7, the last contentions had deduced for the situation under the steady gaze of the NIA unique court.
Since IM originator Riyaz Bhatkal, the prime accused for the situation, is slipping off, the trial was part up against him.
The court indicted Yasin Bhatkal and others under different areas of Indian Penal Code, Arms Act, and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
The NIA special court, subsequent to listening to the defense and prosecution’s point of view, proclaimed the quantum of sentence.
As indicated by NIA, Riyaz Bhatkal masterminded touchy substances and coordinated Asadullah Akhtar and Zia-ur-Rahman at Mangalore to get the same.
In the wake of getting the touchy materials and the cash sent by Riyaz through hawala and cash exchange channels, Asadullah Akhtar and Waqas achieved Hyderabad and joined Tahseen Akhtar, who was at that covering up there, it had said.
Together they arranged two IEDs subsequent to acquiring the other required materials and in addition two cycles for mounting the IEDs from Hyderabad, the organization had said.
After arrangement of the IEDs on February 21, 2013, the accused mounted two bombs on two bikes. They had planted them in two separate places in Dilsukhnagar which brought about effective blasts, it had said.