Hyderabad twin blasts case: Yasin Bhatkal, 4 other Indian Mujahideen terrorists convicted

The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on December 19.

Hyderabad twin blasts case: Yasin Bhatkal, 4 other Indian Mujahideen terrorists convicted

A special court for case probed by National Investigation Agency (NIA) in Hyderabad, convicted Yasin Bhatkal and four others in connection with the February 2013 Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case.

The Hyderabad court  framed charges against Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, Pakistani national Zia-ur-Rahman alias Waqas, Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, Tahaseen Akhtar alias Monu and Aijaz Sheikh, who are at present lodged in the Cherlapally Prison.


The prime accused in the case, Indian Mujahideen founder Riyaz Bhatkal is still absconding. The case was split up against him. In the two deadly explosions near Konark and Venkatadiri theatres in Dilsukhnagar, a crowded shopping area in the city, on February 21, 2013, 18 people were killed and 131 injured.

The accused were tried under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, and other relevant acts including IPC. The quantum of sentence will be pronounced on December 19.