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He is already in net but police reward is still out for Bhatkal

Yasin Bhatkal's name still features in the 'most wanted' list of Delhi Police website.

The name of IM co-founder Yasin Bhatkal,arrested last month from the India-Nepal border,appears twice on the website of the Delhi Police in the most-wanted list with the police chief offering separate rewards of Rs 15 lakh and Rs 3 lakh for information on his whereabouts.

Weeks after Bhatkal’s arrest,an officer in the Special Cell of the Delhi Police,in fact,received a call from his counterpart in Mumbai,who jokingly asked for the Rs 15 lakh reward in exchange for information on Bhatkal.

The Mumbai Police officer told the Special Cell inspector that the website of the Delhi Police claimed anyone providing information on the whereabouts of Bhatkal would be given the money.

The officer further joked that Bhatkal was in Hyderabad and he would give the address of NIA,Hyderabad,if the Delhi Police would give him the reward.

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The Delhi Police has forgotten to remove Bhatkal’s name from the list of ‘most wanted’ on their website.

Interestingly,when the Special Cell officer checked the website,he found that the name of a dreaded criminal,who was arrested more than three months ago,also figures in the most-wanted list.

The criminal’s photograph appears just above the photograph of Bhatkal. For information on his whereabouts,the reward is


Rs 1 lakh. Sunil alias Fundi was arrested by the Crime Branch after a brief encounter on July 26.

Sources said though new names were added to the list by the Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police every day,the names of those who have been arrested had not been removed from the list in the last 10 months.

Interestingly,Bhatkal’s name features as ‘Shahrukh’ on the second most-wanted list,which offers Rs 3 lakh as reward for information on his whereabouts.


On the run for several years,Bhatkal used many aliases,including Shahrukh,to evade arrest.

The police list also includes the names of other absconding operatives of IM.

In another section,the website offers a reward of Rs 25 lakh for information on the Jama Masjid attack.

The Delhi Police has itself claimed the Jama Masjid attack case has been solved with the arrest of IM operative Adil in 2011 and Bhatkal this year.

First published on: 02-10-2013 at 01:09 IST
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