Four terror strikes between ‘07 and ‘11 when Fasih was in India, say police


The chargesheet, filed under the Explosives Act, Arms Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, details Fasih's alleged relationship with Ahmed Zarar Siddibappa alias Yasin Bhatkal, believed to be the leader of the IM. Quoting Fasih's confession, the Special Cell has said the two men became friends in 2002, following which Yasin introduced Fasih to the Shahbandri (Bhatkal) brothers, Riyaz and Iqbal, who were then active members of SIMI.

After studying engineering in Bhatkal, Karnataka, Fasih went to Saudi Arabia, where Yasin, Riyaz and Iqbal kept in touch with him by "email and webchatting", and gave him the task of being a "motivator".

According to the chargesheet, the Jaipur blasts were planned in Saudi Arabia. After the bombings, Fasih and "other members of the Tanzeem had regrouped at Delhi and celebrated the success of the strike which had shaken the Indian government", says the chargesheet.

Investigators got on to Fasih's trail after the arrest of Gauhar Aziz Khomani, an accused in the 2010 Jama Masjid blast, who allegedly confessed that his cousin Fasih from Darbanga was a founding members of the IM. A warrant was issued for Fasih, and Interpol was subsequently informed.

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