Hyderabad twin blasts case: 2 Indian Mujahideen operatives convicted

The trial court hearing the twin blasts case in Hyderabad today found two accused guilty and acquitted two accused. The court reserved its judgement relating to another accused of Monday. The quantum of punishment will also be pronounced the same day.

The trial against the accused in the case was shifted to a court hall located in the premises of Cherlapalli Central Prison from a court at Nampally in Hyderabad earlier this year. The judgement came out Eleven years after the twin bomb blasts occurred at a popular eatery, Gokul Chat and at an open theatre in Lumbini Park in Hyderabad on August 25th 2007.

The twin blasts claimed 42 lives and left over 50 injured. Last week, Sessions Judge Srinivas Rao reserved judgment for today after completing arguments and counter-arguments.

The Counter Intelligence (CI) wing of Telangana Police had investigated the case and filed three charges against the accused and the judge heard about 180 witnesses during the trial. The second Metropolitan Sessions Judge court had framed charges against four Indian Mujahideen operatives in 2013.

An accused is still at large. They were charged under section 302 (murder), sections of Explosive Substances Act and other relevant provisions of the IPC in connection with the twin blasts.The Family members and relatives of the victims observed the 11th anniversary of twin blasts last week.

The trial court gave its judgment today eleven years after the twin blasts left 42 persons dead and 50 others injured in Hyderabad. The blasts which took off within a short span of time at the heart of the city and a busy hour shook up the entire nation in 2007. The trial court in Nampally had shifted its trial to the Charlaplli Central Jail earlier during this year to quicken its trial.

The second metropolitan judge Srinivas Rao heard nearly 180 witnesses in the process and examined three charges which run into over 100 pages. The charges were framed under section 302 and also some more provisions of IPC besides the Explosive Substances Act. While four of the accused, all Indian Mujahidin Operatives are currently in the Charlapalli jail, two Bhatkal brothers are still at large. It may be recalled that the family members and relatives of the victims observed the 11th anniversary of twin blasts last week

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