The National Investigation Agency on Thursday filed its second charge sheet against Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, his close associate Asadullah Akhtar and two others an alleged conspiracy to carry out terror strikes in the country.

The supplementary charge sheet was filed before the court of district judge I.S. Mehta, who took the same on record and fixed it for taking cognisance on February 24.

The charge sheet narrates their roles in various terror strikes across the country. Bhatkal and Asadullah were among the 12 top IM members listed as absconders in the 42-page charge sheet filed earlier against Mohammad Danish Ansari, Mohammad Aftab Alam, Imran Khan, Syed Maqbool and Obaid-Ur-Rehman under various penal provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the IPC for conspiracy to commit offences against the state.

In the earlier charge sheet, the NIA said Bhatkal and other accomplices developed different modules and sleeper cells in Delhi, Darbhanga in Bihar, Nanded, Mumbai, Pune, Bhatkal in Karnataka and Hyderabad.

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