All accused acquitted in Hyderabad suicide blast case

Hyderabad blast verdict: The SIT also claimed that the masterminds behind the attack, Mohammed Abdul Shahid alias Bilal and Gulam Yazdani, were killed in Pakistan and New Delhi respectively.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 10, 2017 5:03 pm
hyderabad blast verdict, hyderabad suicide blast verdict, hyderabad blast case, hyderabad blast accused acquitted, hyderabad news, indian express news A Special Investigation Team claimed that Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami (HUJI) of Bangladesh was involved in the blast.

A Hyderabad court on Thursday acquitted all 10 accused in the 2005 Hyderabad bomb blast case. The Metropolitan Sessions Court judge T Srinivas Rao exonerated the accused who were jailed for more than a decade. Defence advocate Abdul Azeem told reporters that the court acquitted the accused as the prosecution failed to provide substantial evidence. One of the 10 arrested men was out on bail while the others were still in prison.

Reacting to the judgement, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen chief Asaduddin Owaisi wrote on Twitter that the explosive substance found at the blast site did not match the one produced by prosecution. “Police couldn’t prove conspiracy but the accused lost 10 years of their lives languishing in jail. Will the Investigation officers be made accountable?” he asked.

A suicide bomber blew himself up at the Task Force office in the Begumpet area on October 12, 2005. The blast killed a Home Guard and injured another. A Special Investigation Team was constituted to investigate into the blast and it claimed Harkatul Jihad-e-Islami (HUJI) of Bangladesh was involved in the blast. It also identified the suicide bomber as HUJI activist Dalin.

The team later filed a chargesheet naming 20 people and arrested Mohammed Abdul Zahid, Abdul Kaleem, Shakeel, Syed Haji, Ajmal Ali Khan, Azmat Ali, Mahmood Baroodwala, Shaik Abdul Khaja, Nafees Biswas and Bilaluddin, a Bangladeshi citizen. The SIT also claimed three other accused died in different incidents and the remaining seven were absconding. Deputy Commissioner of Police (Detective Department) Avinash Mohanty told news agency PTI they would study the court order and then decide whether to go for an appeal against the judgement.

(With IANS and PTI inputs)

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    G. M. Laskar
    Aug 11, 2017 at 2:12 pm
    Muslims are not terrorist. It is proved.
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      mmshah
      Aug 10, 2017 at 9:32 pm
      When people spend years in jail and found innocent, they should receive some compensation. Such compensation is fairly common in USA,
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        Saleem Zafar
        Aug 10, 2017 at 8:39 pm
        The editor is probably blind or ignorant or anti-muslim that is why he allows such filthy usernames and opinions in this column
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          jk
          Aug 10, 2017 at 8:22 pm
          but there r still bunch of lunatics who want to give absolute power to forces...
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            KM
            Aug 10, 2017 at 8:10 pm
            Innocents were kept inside jail. Attrocities by Govt / Authorities against minorities. When it will stop>
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              John Abram
              Aug 10, 2017 at 7:52 pm
              Police officers who booked these innocent people must be prosecuted. Only then these innocent people will get true justice. My blood boils for such police service. Shame on them. Why the bloody judge did not comment anything about the police? All these years not only did they suffered unnecessarily but the real culprits were never caught by the police. Shame shame shame on police. Police should go a jump from a high-rise building and kill themselves.
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                sampath chari
                Aug 10, 2017 at 5:31 pm
                A sad incident. Many of the innocent were made accused by false evidence and were made to languish in jail.. It is true that the incident occurred. The real culprits who were responsible for the dastardly act escaped or the two who weer killed in India and Pakistan were the real accused who took assistance from many.These things perhaps happen To find out the real culprits some innocents may have to suffer.
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                  Madarchod Mohammad
                  Aug 10, 2017 at 5:07 pm
                  What a shiit religion which produces suicide bomber ....As the founder, so is the religion and its followers . Wonder What an uncultured Bangladeshi jihadi was doing in Hyderabad !!Perhaps he was shiit-stuffed in his brain by long beard Mohammads.. They only need the treatment what Timuzen did in middle-east hundreds of years ago.
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                    p
                    Aug 10, 2017 at 7:44 pm
                    Get well soon
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                      John Abram
                      Aug 10, 2017 at 7:49 pm
                      What about Tamil Tigers (LTTE) were they not suicide bombers? In fact LTTE pioneerd suicide bombing. Were they not Hindu?
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                        Saleem Zafar
                        Aug 10, 2017 at 8:04 pm
                        HA HA HA CHANGE YOUR NAME HE WAS A NICE MAN MAY BE YOUR MOTHER GAVE YOU WRONG INFORMATION.
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                          Saleem Zafar
                          Aug 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm
                          Do you know who are naxals , non of them are muslims and check the records they have killed more people but because their news does not attracts lot of audience it is not covered much.
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                            Munzir Baig
                            Aug 10, 2017 at 9:47 pm
                            Your name your character. Ask you mom about Krishna.
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