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Two convicted for 2007's Hyderabad twin blasts, three acquitted
Two convicted for twin blasts in Hyderabad in 2007, three acquitted; sentencing on Monday
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- September 04, 2018 15:23 IST
Two convicted for 2007's Hyderabad twin blasts, three acquitted (representative image)
New Delhi: In Hyderabad's twin blast that took place in 2007, two accused have been convicted and two let off. The twin blast ckaimed the life of 44 people. They will be sentenced on Monday.
THe two convicted are, Mohammed Akbar Ismail Chowdhari and Aneeq Shafique Sayeed, and Farooq Sharfuddin Tarkash and Mohammed Sadiq Israr Ahmed Shaik have been acquitted. On Monday, the court will announce its verdict on Tarik Anjum.
Due to security reasons, the five were not brought to the court in Nampally.
The verdict was postponed by the judge from August 27 to September 4.
The Telangana police's counter intelligence wing had probed the case and arrested five accused, all alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives.
Four chargesheets were filed against the five accused and also named two other missing accused, the founders of Indian Mujahideen, Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal.
According to the prosecution, the bombs were planted by Aneeq Shafique Sayeed, Riyaz Bhatkal and Ismail Chowdhari.
The blast took place at Gokul Chat, a popular eatery and killed 32 people and left 47 injured. At an open air theatre at Lumbini Park, a few metres away from the state secretariat twelve others were killed and 21 were injured. A day after the blasts, as many as 19 unexploded bombs were found by the police.
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