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2005 Delhi serial blast: Court acquits two suspects; 10-year jail to Tariq Ahmed Dar

At least 62 people were killed and over 200 injured in three explosions in two markets in central and south Delhi and in a bus in the Govindpuri area on October 29, 2005

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |
Updated: February 16, 2017 6:01:09 pm

A Delhi court on Thursday acquitted two accused Mohammed Rafiq Shah and Mohammed Hussain of all charges in the 2005 Delhi serial blast saying the prosecution has failed to prove their guilt. The court, however, sentenced another accused Tariq Ahmed Dar to 10 years of imprisonment. Dar was convicted for the offence punishable under Section 38 (being the member of a terror organisation) and Section 39 (giving support to such outfit) of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).

At least 62 people were killed and over 200 injured in three explosions in two markets in central and south Delhi and in a bus in the Govindpuri area on October 29, 2005, two days before Diwali.

Farooq Ahmed Batloo and Ghulam Ahmed Khan had earlier pleaded guilty and were let off by the court for the period already undergone by them. Terror funding was the allegation against both these accused.

Three separate cases were registered by Delhi Police’s Special Cell following the blasts. The court had clubbed all the three cases for the purpose of recording of evidence.

As per the prosecution, Dar, along with Abu Ozefa, Abu Al Kama, Rashid, Sazid Ali and Zahid, had allegedly entered into a criminal conspiracy to wage a war against the country and planned serial blasts. All these five co-accused are still at large and are said to be in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir.

Prosecution said that Dar had allegedly hatched a conspiracy with the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) militants to plan and carry out the bomb blasts in the national capital.

 

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