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My son should be punished if found guilty: Yasin Bhatkal's father

Bangalore, Aug 29, 2013 (PTI):
Members of Youth Congress burn a poster of wanted terrorist Yasin Bhatkal during a protest in Bengaluru on Thursday. PTI Photo
The father of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal today said his son should be punished if found guilty after the due proces of law.

Zarar Siddibapa said his family has complete faith in the judicial process and his son should be punished if found guilty after a due process of law. "The cardinal principle is that every person is innocent until proven guilty should be followed," he added.

In a statement, he expressed relief over the arrest of his son, saying their fears about his "elimination" in a fake encounter had been put to rest.

"We are extremely relieved that Ahmed Siddibapa (Yasin Bhatkal) has been arrested, according to media reports. We are relieved because the truth will come out and our fears that he would be eliminated in a fake encounter have been set to rest," Zarar Siddibapa said in a statement to the media here.

Claiming that "lots of falsehoods" were being spread in the media about his son, Zarar Siddibapa, who lives at Bhatkal in Uttara Kannada district, said he wished to put the basic facts in the public domain.

Yasin Bhaktal, also known as Mohd Zarar Ahmed Siddibapa, was arrested from Indo-Nepal border in north Bihar, along with another IM leader Asadulla Akhtar after being on the run for over five years.

He is wanted in a string of terror attacks in Ahmedabad, Surat, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi and Hyderabad.

 

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