Dilsukhnagar Bomb Blast: Eight years have passed since the massive bomb blast at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad. Family members of the victims of the blasts on February 21, 2013.
Dilsukhnagar Bomb Blast: Eight years have passed since the massive bomb blast at Dilsukhnagar in Hyderabad. The family members of the victims of the February 21, 2013 blasts are yet to forget. The blasts killed at least 17 people. Many were injured. The gruesome scenes of the explosion that created a sensation at the time were still moving before the eyes of the victims. The special court sentenced the five terrorists responsible for the blasts to death three years later. There were two explosions within a radius of 150 meters. Terrorists planted bombs on a bicycle in a crowded area opposite the Dilsukhnagar bus stand. The bomber struck shortly after noon in front of a police station, killing at least 17 people and wounding more than 130 others. Police have registered a case against Yasin Bhatkal as the main culprit in the twin blasts.
A special NIA court hearing the case sentenced five Indian Mujahideen (IM) militants to death in December 2016. Among them was IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal. Along with Bhatkal, the court has sentenced Asadullah Akhtar (UP, Zia-ur-Rehman (Pakistan)), Tehseen Akhtar (Bihar) and Ejaz Sheikh (Maharashtra) to life imprisonment. According to the chargesheet, police suspect him of being the mastermind behind at least 10 bomb blasts since 2008.
Police have identified Yasin Bhatkal as the mastermind behind a series of bomb blasts in New Delhi, Jaipur, Ahmedabad and Surat in 2008, the 2010 blasts at Benares, the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore, the 2011 Pune-based Bakery and Mumbai blasts, and the 2013 Hyderabad blasts. Yasin Bhatkal is currently lodged in Tihar Jail in Delhi.
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