29 top IM men charged for 2008 blasts

29 top IM men charged for 2008 blasts

The Delhi Police on Thursday charged 29 suspected top Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives, including its co-founders Yasin Bhatkal, Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal, in two cases of the September 13, 2008 serial blasts.

The Special Cell of Delhi Police filed two separate final reports before the court in which 29 accused were charged for various offences punishable under the IPC, the Explosive Substances Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Information Technology Act.

Besides the Bhatkals, wanted top IM operatives, including Aamir Raza Khan, Abu Al-Qama, Dr Shahnawaj and Mirza Shadab Beg, were also named as accused in both the charge sheets filed before additional sessions Judge Daya Prakash, who fixed it for consideration on April 19.

Out of the 29 accused, 16 accused, including Yasin Bhatkal and his close aide Asadullah Akhtar, have been arrested by the probe agencies while 11 others are still absconding.

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