Police hope to settle Hyderabad blasts case
The Hyderabad police hope to finally crack the August 25, 2007 twin blasts case in the city. Three Indian Mujahideen operatives who were arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in October 2008, have been brought to Hyderabad for interrogation after they claimed that they had planted the bombs at Lumbini Park and Gokul Chat. Aniquee Shafiq Syed, Akbar Ismail Choudhary and Ansar Ahmed Sheikh of Indian Mujahideen will be produced in the Nampally court and taken into police custody by Andhra Pradesh's anti-terror unit - Octopus. According to the Maharashtra ATS, Riyaz Bhaktal sent the bomb to Hyderabad by paying some money to the driver of a Pune-Hyderabad bus telling him that his brother would collect the parcel. Aniquee and Akbar collected the parcel and the duo stayed in the city for over a month to finalise things while posing as students. The police believe that it was Riyaz Bhaktal alias Roshan Khan who planted a bomb at Gokul Chat while Aniquee planted the bomb at Lumbini Park. A third bomb planted by Akbar Ismail at Dilsukhnagar did not explode. The Gokul Chat blast killed 32 people while 10 people died at Lumbini Park.