Bhatkal’s custody handed to Karnataka Police

New Delhi, Jan 17: A court here Friday handed over the custody of Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal to Karnataka Police to quiz him in connection with the 2010 Chinnaswamy Stadium blast case.

District Judge I.S. Mehta at Patiala House Court here allowed a plea by Karnataka Police seeking the custody of Bhatkal in connection with the stadium blast case.

The court handed over Bhatkal’s custody till Jan 28.

Karnataka Police had requested the court for the custody of Bhatkal.

Police told the district judge that a Bangalore court has issued production warrant for Bhatkal, asking for him to be presented before it on or before Jan 20.

Bhatkal has been booked as an accused in the April 2010 blasts where two low-intensity bombs went off at the stadium, about an hour before the start of the Royal Challengers Bangalore-Mumbai Indians cricket match, injuring 15 people and delaying the match by an hour.

Arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in August 2013, Bhatkal is accused of being involved in many terror attacks across the country.

IANS