In a supplementary charge sheet filed before a Delhi court against IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal and his three aides, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) said that during his stay in Nepal,
Referring to the Internet chats between Yasin and Riyaz on April 6 last year, NIA said Yasin had informed Riyaz that they could kidnap Jews easily at Pokhara in Nepal. It also said that during the Internet chat on June 7 last year, arrested accused Asadullah Akhtar had discussed with absconding IM operative Mirza Shadaab Beg the kidnapping of “white persons” for the release of Aafia Siddique, who was apprehended by the US authorities from Afghanistan in 2008.
NIA had recently filed the charge sheet against Bhatkal, Akhtar and two other suspected IM operatives in connection with alleged conspiracy to carry out terror acts in India. The court had taken cognisance of the charge sheet and had fixed the matter for March 7 for further proceedings. According to the NIA, Bhatkal, wanted in around 40 terror cases and carrying a reward of Rs 3.5 million, and Akhtar were arrested from Indo-Nepal border on the night of August 28 last year. (PTI)