Accused in the Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case, Yasin Bhatkal and four others, were produced in court amid tight security on Monday. Seventeen persons were killed and scores injured in the blasts triggered on February 21, 2013 by Indian Mujahideen operatives.
The court appearance gains significance following reports that Yasin Bhatkal told his wife over phone that he would escape soon from the jail with the help of ‘Damascus’, capital city of Syria, where the IS has its stronghold. However, the jail authorities termed the reports false. Unconfirmed reports stated that Yasin Bhatkal flung a letter at media persons present on the court premises. In the letter purportedly written by him, he denied planning to escape from the jail and termed the media reports as baseless and fictional. The court posted the next hearing to July 9.