Asia Bizz: The Pune Commissioner of police revealed that Quateel Siddique, the accused in German Bakery case, was killed in jail by inmates on June 8, 2012. The deceased was arrested by Delhi Police on November 30, 2012 and was strangulated to death by the other inmates in the cell at the Yerawada Jail, Pune.

Siddique was an accused in many terror cases including the German Bakery blast. He is also an accused in Bangalore terror attacks and was found strangulated in jail which is known for its high security arrangements.

Media reports said that Siddique was strangled to death after a brawl in the cell along with the inmates. The accused was known to be a close aide of Yasin Bhatkal. Quateel was arrested in conspiring to blow up the popular Dagdu Seth Halwai temple in Pune.

The operatives of the Indian Mujahideen had also planned to explode the temple on February 13, 2010 along with German Bakery, but Siddique panicked at the last moment and fled with the explosives. The officials of ATS said that the conspiracy to blow up the temple came to light when the special cell of the Delhi Police arrested six members of the Indian Mujahideen and found out that Siddique was in Pune in February 2010.