The man who was arrested with Yasin Bhatkal

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The man who was arrested with Yasin Bhatkal

Yasin Bhatkal (L), co-founder of Indian Mujahideen, and his aide Asadullah Akhtar

New Delhi:  Besides terror mastermind Yasin Bhatkal, another key Indian Mujahideen operative close to him was arrested last night.

Asadullah Akhtar, who was a bomb planter in the terror outfit, was arrested moments after Bhatkal.

Asadullah, who belongs to Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, is also wanted in several terror cases and has a reward of 10 lakh on him. He is said to be known as 'Haddi' in the terror outfit.

His father Javed Akhtar is an orthopedic surgeon who once contested a Lok Sabha election. According to him, Asadullah had graduated with a pharmacy degree from Lucknow.

He is allegedly involved in blasts in Varanasi, Ahmedabad and Jaipur.

Born in Lucknow, Asadullah was allegedly tasked to recruit well-educated men for Indian Mujahideen.

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