Chargesheet filed against Bhatkal, Asadullah Akhtar

It said the conspiracy for the attack on the masjid was hatched to "dissuade foreign nations from participating in the Commonwealth Games.

April 19, 2014 05:14 pm | Updated November 28, 2021 08:46 pm IST - New Delhi

File photo of Indian Mujahideen (IM) co—founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar. The Delhi police on Saturday filed chargesheet against the two in the 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case.

File photo of Indian Mujahideen (IM) co—founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar. The Delhi police on Saturday filed chargesheet against the two in the 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case.

Indian Mujahideen (IM) co—founder Yasin Bhatkal and his aide Asadullah Akhtar were today chargesheeted by the Delhi Police in connection with the September 2010 Jama Masjid terror attack case in which two Taiwanese tourists had sustained bullet injuries.

The Special Cell of the Delhi Police filed its final report before Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash against the two top IM men under various sections of the IPC including 307 (attempt to murder), 120B (criminal conspiracy) and under the provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and the Arms Act.

The police claimed in the chargesheet that IM’s Indian chief Yasin Bhatkal was instructed by Pakistan—based handlers to carry out terror attacks just before the beginning of 2010 Commonwealth Games (CWG) in Delhi.

It said the conspiracy for the attack was hatched to “dissuade foreign nations from participating in the same (CWG) and to portray the image of India, the host nation, as a weak and disturbed nation“.

The police said that in pursuance of the conspiracy, Yasin had procured one carbine and one pistol and the initial plan was to target foreign tourists at the German Bakery at Paharganj here.

It further said that in mid 2010, accused Qateel Siddiqui, who had died under mysterious circumstances in Pune Yerawada Jail in 2012, had hurt himself due to accidental firing of the carbine and the plan to strike at German Bakery was aborted.

It said thereafter, Yasin Bhatkal planned to carry out terror strike at the Jama Masjid and on September 19, 2010, IM operatives opened fire at tourists deboarding a bus near gate number 3 of the mosque.

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