2005 Delhi serial blasts verdict: Court sentences mastermind Tariq Ahmed Dar to 10 years, acquits 2 accused

Updated On : 16 Feb , 2017 , 06:40 PM
2005 Delhi serial blasts verdict: Court sentences mastermind Tariq Ahmed Dar to 10 years, acquits 2 accused (File photo)
2005 Delhi serial blasts verdict: Court sentences mastermind Tariq Ahmed Dar to 10 years, acquits 2 accused (File photo)
New Delhi:

A local court on Thursday pronounced its verdict in the 2005 Delhi serial blasts case, which left more than 60 people dead on October 29, 2005. The court has held Tariq Ahmed Dar guilty, while acquitted accused Mohammed Rafiq Shah and Mohammed Hussain Fazili of all charges.

Dar has been held guilty under the UAPA (unlawful activities prevention act). Under this act, the maximum punishment is 10 years jail term, which he has already served, hence he will not be sent to prison again.

Additional Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh was scheduled to announce the order on Monday, but put it off for Thursday. Tariq Ahmed Dar, Mohammed Hussain Fazili and Mohammed Rafiq Shah were facing trial in the case.

In 2008, the court had framed charges against Dar, the alleged mastermind of the blasts, and two others for waging war against the state, conspiring, collecting arms, murder and attempt to murder.

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Dar was chargesheeted by the Delhi Police, which mentioned his call details that allegedly proved he was in touvh with Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) operatives.

The police registered three separate FIRs in three separate incident that took place in Sarojini Nagar, Kalkaji and Paharganj.

First Published : Thursday, February 16, 2017 04:31 PM
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