Court hands over custody of Yasin Bhatkal to Karnataka police

District Judge IS Mehta at Patiala House Court here allowed a plea by Karnataka Police seeking the custody of Bhatkal in connection with the stadium blast case.

hidden January 17, 2014 19:04:07 IST
Court hands over custody of Yasin Bhatkal to Karnataka police

New Delhi: A court here Friday handed over the custody of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal to Karnataka Police to quiz him in connection with the 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case.

Court hands over custody of Yasin Bhatkal to Karnataka police

Yasin Bhatkal. AFP

The court handed over Bhatkal's custody till 28 January.

Karnataka Police had requested the court for the custody of Bhatkal.

Police told the district judge that a Bangalore court has issued production warrant for Bhatkal, asking for him to be presented before it on or before 20 January.

Bhatkal has been booked as an accused in the April 2010 blasts where two low-intensity bombs went off at the stadium, about an hour before the start of the Royal Challengers Bangalore-Mumbai Indians cricket match, injuring 15 people and delaying the match by an hour.

Arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in August 2013, Bhatkal is accused of being involved in many terror attacks across the country.

IANS

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