Special Cell of Delhi Police told the court that these IM operatives conspired to carry out the terror attack to portray the image of India, the host for the 2010 CWG, as a "weak and disturbed nation". (Agencies)
In the chargesheet, which was filed before Additional Sessions Judge Daya Prakash, Bhatkal and Akhtar have been chargesheeted for offences under the provisions of the IPC, Explosive Substances Act, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Information Technology Act.
The court has fixed the matter for May 22 for further hearing. The police alleged that September 19, 2010 terror strike at Jama Masjid was carried out by the IM operatives on the instructions of their Pakistan-based leaders Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal, who are both absconding.
"It was revealed in the interrogation of these accused persons that in the year 2010, all of them along with Ahmed Siddibappa (Yasin Bhatkal), under instructions from their Pak- based commanders, had conspired to carry out terror attacks just before the beginning of the CWG 2010 to dissuade foreign nations from participating in the same and to portray image of India, the host nation, as weak and disturbed nation," the police said.
It said these accused had planned that foreign tourists found near Jama Masjid would be "randomly shot" and a bomb blast would be executed in the area for maximum casualty.
The police claimed that Yasin had prepared the pressure cooker IED, which was planted in the car parked outside Jama Masjid, and a mild explosion had taken place.
Giving details of the "conspiracy" hatched by the accused, the police said they planned to carry out the strike on the second anniversary of the September 19, 2008 Batla House encounter here.
"It was decided that gate number three of Jama Masjid was to be used for carrying out the shooting as foreigners were found frequenting the place and their wearing of miniskirts/ short clothes while entering the Jama Masjid compound was considered by them as un-Islamic," it said.
Regarding the bomb fitted in the car, the police said, "The motive was that after the shooting, when people would gather, this subsequent blast would cause maximum casualty."
It said after the terror strike at the historic mosque here in September 2010, the members of IM had sent e-mails to the media claiming responsibility for the attack.
On Yasin Bhatkal's alleged role, it said that he had made "extensive efforts" for the recruitment of new cadres and raised the IM's Darbhanga module which was involved in the Jama Masjid terror strike.
Regarding Akhtar, the special cell claimed that he had actively participated in the "entire conspiracy" and had purchased electronic items to prepare circuit which was used in the IED fitted in the car.
The police claimed that on September 19, 2010, two suspected IM operatives had fired at a bus from which foreign tourists were descending near the gate number three of the mosque whereas Bhatkal had planted the bomb in the car.
Two Taiwanese tourists had sustained bullet injuries in the firing incident, it said, adding there was a mild explosion in the bomb fitted in the car. The police had earlier filed a charge sheet against Yasin Bhatkal and Asadullah Akhtar in connection with the separate case of firing at the tourists.
Yasin Bhatkal and Akhtar were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) from Indo-Nepal border on the night of August 28, last year. They were wanted for their alleged roles in a string of terror attacks in the country.
Special Cell of Delhi Police told the court that these IM operatives conspired to carry out the terror attack to portray the image of India, the host for the 2010 CWG, as a "weak and disturbed nation".