German bakery blast case: Charges framed against Yasin Bhatkal

Pune: A sessions court on Monday framed charges against Indian Mujahideen (IM) co-founder Yasin Bhatkal in connection with the 2010 Pune German Bakery blast case.

The court has framed charges against Bhatkal under various sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), IPC and Explosive Substances Act, 1908.

Yasin Bhatkal has been already convicted and awarded death sentence in 2013 Hyderabad twin blast case. He is also an accused in many other cases having terror links.

He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in 2013 in multiple cases of terror links. A notice was issued to Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) asking them to produce Yasin Bhatkal in court after he was not presented since long despite multiple warnings.