Clips of terrorists displayed on TVs in Railway Stations, MMTS coaches, Railway stations

MUMBAI: Public service messages featuring Indian Mujahideen (IM) chief Yasin Bhatkal and three of his accomplices are being broadcast at Railway stations, MMTS trains, cinema halls and in BEST buses.

The state anti-terrorism squad (ATS), which is on the lookout for Bhatkal in connection with the July 2011 Mumbai blasts, wants citizens to help them trace the elusive mastermind.

“The four suspects in these ads are Bhatkal, Tabrez, Waqqas and Tehseen Shaikh. Except Bhatkal all the three have been described as bomb planters,” said an ATS officer. In February, investigators started putting up the suspects’ photographs at railway stations, bus stations, shopping malls, cinema halls, eateries and temples. “We are searching for the suspects and publicizing it so that citizens can help us in tracing them,” said a senior ATS officer. “Those who provide information on any of the four suspects will be given Rs 10 lakh,” he added. Tabrez and Waqqas may be involved in the August 2012 Pune blasts, the police said. “Bhatkal, Tabrez and Waqqas took part in last year’s Pune serial blasts,” ATS chief Rakesh Maria had said earlier.