“I don’t regret for the blasts that I have carried out and therefore, I want to give confessional statement. Whatever I have done, I feel proud of myself,” is what Yasin Bhatkal, the Indian Mujahideen’s co-founder told Maharashtra Anti Terrorism Squad – ATS in his recent confessional statement, as per PTI.
The statement is part of the over 300 page supplementary charge sheet filed by the Maha police on the 16th of June. Making a confessional statement was possible for Yasin Bhatkal and his fellow terrorist Asadullah Akhtar as they were arrested under MCOCA. When DCP Kishore Jadhav took the confessional, Asadullah Akhtar too declared that he doesn’t feel that he has committed a crime and feels no remorse for it.
Yasin and Asadullah were arrested from the Nepal-India border in August last year. Bhatkal has been responsible for blasts at various places in the country from 2005, which were mainly activities taken to avenge the Godhra Riots of 2002. The three serial blasts in Mumbai in 2011 saw more than 20 deaths and over 100 severely injured.
Five accused, arrested before Yasin and Asadullah were nabbed are also undergoing trial in this case, while four more, including Yasin’s brother Riyaz Bhatkal, Waqas Saad, Muzaffar and Tehseen Akhtar are still evading capture.