On the run for over five years in several countries including Nepal, Bangladesh and Pakistan, 30-year-old Yasin was nabbed in a joint operation by intelligence agencies and Bihar police. He was arrested along with another IM leader Asadulla Akhtar alias 'Haddi'.
To be handed over to NIA   

Yasin and Akhtar will be flown to Delhi on Friday in a special plane and formally handed over to NIA, a senior official said.
While Delhi and NIA had announced Rs.10 lakh each, Mumbai police had announced Rs.15 lakh to anyone giving information leading to Yasin's arrest.
"Yasin Bhatkal was traced along the Bihar-Nepal border by our intelligence agencies. He is under the custody of Bihar police and his interrogation is going on," Union Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde told reporters outside Parliament House.
NSA briefs PM on arrest

National Security Adviser Shivshankar Menon briefed Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the arrest.
Mastermind of 2008 Delhi blasts

Yasin was taken to Motihari in Bihar for being produced in a court for transit remand. He hit the spotlight after the 2008 Delhi serial blasts in which 30 people were killed. He was suspected to be the mastermind of these five blasts.
Accused of 2006 Mumbai train blasts  

During the probe, his role was traced back to 2004 as for allegedly distributing explosive material from Karnataka. He is also suspected to have played an active role in the 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts that left 187 people dead.
Hailing from North Karnataka 
Yasin, who hails from Bhatkal village of Udupi district in North Karnataka, is wanted in a string of terror attacks in Ahmedabad, Surat, Bangalore, Pune, Delhi and Hyderabad.
It is the second major breakthrough for Indian agencies after the arrest of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda on August 16.
Wanted in German Bakery bomb blast

Yasin, who is also wanted in the German Bakery bomb blast in Pune on February 13, 2010, that left 17 dead, formed IM with his borther Riaz and associates Riyaz Shahbandri, Abdul Subhan Qureshi, Sadiq Israr Sheikh and gangster-turned terrorist Amir Reza Khan.
The IM, patronised by Pakistan-based LeT, was designated a terrorist group by the government under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act in June, 2010. The banned outfit was declared by the US as a Foreign Terrorist Organisation in 2011.


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