Yasin Bhatkal easily escaped after planted bomb near jama masjid by giving Rs100 to constable
NA, New Delhi: Terrorist outfit Indian Mujahideen’s Indian Commander Yasin Bhatkal had managed to escape Delhi police soon after Jama Masjid shoot out for Rs 100. This shocking revelation is done by none other than Yasin Bhatkal in front of National Investigating Agency (NIA). Bhatkal has revealed to his interrogators in NIA that soon after he planted a pressure cooker bomb near Jama Masjid he was intercepted by a Delhi police constable posted at Dost chowki (police post)in the area.
Bhatkal was in possession of explosives but he managed to fox the constable saying that he supplies crackers to a shop in Barsa Bula, a wholesale market for crackers. He even paid Rs 100 to the cop and managed to flee from the spot, sources have revealed.
On 19 September 2010 bike borne terrorists open fired on a tourist bus near Jama Masjid. In which two Taiwanese tourists were injured. About three hours later an explosive-laden device was planted in a Maruti 800 car, parked near a transformer near the mosque was also found.
The car had approximately 20 litres of fuel in its tank, which would have caused considerable damage if it had exploded successfully but bomb timers had failed and it did not go off. NIA sources added that Bhatkal has confessed to his involvement in Jama Masjid shoot out and has told the probe officials that he orchestrated the attack along with Assadullah Akhtar alias Haddi and an absconding Pakistani national Waqas.
NIA sources said, ‘Bhatkal has told us that on that day he was the one who planted the bomb in the Maruti car. Waqas was riding pillion motorcycle driven by Haddi and fired from 9 mm pistol at two Taiwanese nationals.