A special National Investigative Agency Court on Tuesday convicted Indian Mujahideen member Yasin Bhatkal and 3 others for the 2013 Hyderabad twin blast case. The punishment will be announced on December 19.
It is first conviction of Indian Mujahideen cadre ever.
The court had framed charges against Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal, Pakistani national Zia-ur-Rahman alias Waqas, Asadullah Akhtar alias Haddi, Tahaseen Akhtar alias Monu and Aijaz Sheikh, who are at present lodged in the Cherlapally Prison.
Indian Mujahideen founder Riyaz Bhatkal, the prime accused in the case, is absconding. The case was split up against him.
In February 21, 2013, twin blasts near Konark and Venkatadiri theatres in Dilsukhnagar had killed at least 18 people and injured 131.
The accused were tried under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967, and other relevant acts including IPC.