SYED ABDUL Karim Tunda, an LeT explosive expert, was Thursday acquitted by the Panipat district court due to lack of evidence in a case related to the 1997 bomb blast on a private bus in Panipat.
The 73-year-old was brought from Karnal jail to the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ved Prakash Sirohi amid tight security on Thursday. Though he was named as a conspirator, the court did not find enough material evidence to convict him in the case.
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A bomb, planted on a private bus at a Panipat bus stand on February 1, 1997, killed a 10-year-old boy and injured a dozen other passengers.
DSP Headquarters, Panipat, Jagdeep Singh, said, “We are yet to get a detailed court judgment but he will still remain in police custody as he is an accused in other blast cases.”
Tunda’s role is being investigated in cases related to three blasts in Panipat, Sonepat and Rohtak. He was arrested by the Delhi Police from the Indo-Nepal border in August 2013.
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