Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal was on Saturday brought to Bihar by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), which raided several places on the basis of information they got out of him. His aide Asadullah Akhtar was taken to Hyderabad for a probe into the February 21 bomb blasts there.
“Bhatkal was brought to Darbhanga by NIA officials, who raided at least six places including those where he reportedly resided during his visit to Bihar,” a district police official said. The NIA team will take Bhatkal to the neighbouring districts of Samastipur and Madhubani in search of other Indian Mujahideen operatives.
“Bhatkal revealed to the NIA during interrogation about his connection with Bihar’s Darbhanga, Samastipur and Madhubani districts,” police said.
Meanwhile, NIA officials took Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi to a few places at Bahadurpura in Hyderabad where he, along with some others, allegedly resided and made bombs, sources said.
Bhatkal was arrested in Raxaul in Bihar’s East Champaran district along the India-Nepal border last month.