Hyderabad blasts: Arrested suspects reveal details
The two terrorists - Maqbool and Imran - have reportedly revealed the plan to target Hyderabad.
New Delhi: Investigating agencies have been able to collect more information about the Hyderabad twin blasts from two alleged terrorists who have been sent to police remand by a special court in Delhi. The two terrorists - Maqbool and Imran - have reportedly revealed that the plan was to target Hyderabad on a big scale and a detailed reconnaissance of almost a dozen places had been carried out in the city.
Both of the terrorist have recognised and given details of seven places in Hyderabad where blasts were to be carried out. IBN7 earlier revealed that NIA has identified the bombers as Wakaash and Tabrez. The investigators are not now trying to piece together all the information.
According to sources, Wakaash and Tabrez belong to the core team of terror group Indian Mujahideen and had camped for five days in Hyderabad before the twin blasts were carried out. They took full advantage of the lax security in the area and executed the blasts in Dilsukh Nagar. Maqbool and Imran were allegedly taken to areas in Dilsukh Nagar where the blasts were carried out along with all the places which they had surveyed. Their interrogation has also revealed details about a few other people who had helped the terrorists.
Meanwhile, security agencies raided several places in Nanded and Ahmed Nagar in Maharashtra and nab people associated with Indian Mujahideen. The investigators say the Indian Mujahideen leader Riyaz Bhatkal and Yashin Bhatkal had hatched the plan to bomb Hyderabad.
At least 16 people were killed in a series of explosions on February 21 in Hyderabad's Dilsukh Nagar area. The two explosions took place in the Andhra Pradesh capital at around 7 pm.