Hyderabad Dilsukhnagar blasts: NIA court awards death to Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, 4 others

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New Delhi: Announcing the quantum of punishment in 2013 twin blasts at Dilsukhnagar which had claimed 18 lives, a special NIA court in Hyderabad said that all the five convicts including Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal will be hanged.

Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, Pakistani national Zia-ur-Rahman and 3 others were awarded death penalty by special NIA court in Hyderabad on Monday.

Earlier on Dec 13, in the first ever conviction of banned Indian Mujahideen cadres in a terror case, a special NIA court in Hyderabad had convicted Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal and four others for being involved in 2013 twin blasts at Dilsukhnagar which had claimed 18 lives.

The NIA special court convicted Bhatkal and others under various sections of Indian Penal Code, Arms Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).

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