Mohammed Ahmed Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal and four others have been convicted on Tuesday for being involved in the 2013 Hyderabad twin blasts in which 18 lives has been destroyed. Special Court of National Investigation Agency convicted Bhatkal and others under various sections of Indian Penal Code, Arms Act, Unlawful Activities prevention Act.
However, The quantum of punishment for the five convicted in the Dilsukhnagar blast will be pronounced on 19 December. In this incident 18 people were killed and 131 injured others.
In this case 157 witnesses were examined. Trial in the case had begun on 24 August last year. The NIA had claimed that Indian Mujahideen had hatched a conspiracy to wage a war against India and decided to carry out bomb blasts in Hyderabad to create terror in the minds of people.
The key conspirator Riyaz Bhatkal, who is named as the first accused in the case, had allegedly directed his associates Asadullah Akhtar and Waqas to find a place in Mangalore to be used as a hide-out for explosive materials sent by him.