NIA files 2nd chargesheet against Bhatkal

Last Updated: Thu, Feb 20, 2014 17:18 hrs

New Delhi, Feb 20 (IBNS) The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Thursday filed its second chargesheet against Islamist militant group Indian Mujahideen (IM)'s founder Yasin Bhatkal in connection with a case of alleged conspiracy to carry out terror acts in the country.

His aide Asadullah Akhtar and two other suspected operatives of the banned group have also been named in the chargesheet.

They have been charged under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), Explosives Act, IPC Sections 302 and 307 amongst others.

The chargesheet has been filed in the Patiala House court.

Bhatkal was arrested from Bihar along the Indo-Nepal Border in Bihar in Aug 2013.

He was on the NIA´s most wanted list and security agencies had been looking for him from the past five years.

He is the only top Indian Mujahideen operative who decided to stay back in the country after the crackdown on the outfit.