September 28, 2013 3:42:07 am
A 33-year-old man,accused of making crude bombs by his wife,was on Friday acquitted by a city sessions court. The court ordered to release the person for the want of evidence. In 2011,Shehzad Ismail Rangrez,a resident of Danilimbda,was arrested by the Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) after his wife,Reshma,informed the police that Rangrez had kept crude bombs in the house as well as outside.
Following the information,the DCB officials had found nine crude bombs from the house and near a lake. Reshma was rewarded by the police as well as the state government for her act. Chief Minister Narendra Modi had hailed her bravery on Twitter.
S M Vohra,who defended Rangrez,said that the prosecution failed to produce evidence against the accused. He said that the investigators failed to prove that the bombs were found from the conscious possession of the accused. Vohra said that in accordance with a SC order a man cant be convicted if the investigators dont find incriminating materials from the conscious possession of the accused.
According to Vohra,there were 19 witnesses in the case. Out of them,seven were not examined by the prosecution during the trial which the court noticed in the verdict. He also said that there were contradictory statements of policemen.
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