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Updated: September 13, 2009 19:09 IST

Delhi blast cases trial yet to begin

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Two of the accused in the Delhi serial bomb blasts' case being produced at Tis Hazari court in New Delhi last year. File Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma
The Hindu Two of the accused in the Delhi serial bomb blasts' case being produced at Tis Hazari court in New Delhi last year. File Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma

Even a year after synchronised explosions in the national capital claimed the lives of 26 people and left over 130 injured, the trial in the blast cases is yet to start against the 12 accused who were arrested.

The Delhi police’s Special Cell, the specialised anti-terror wing, which is investigating the cases related to the five blasts here on September 13 last year, filed charge sheets against 12 suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorists.

The first charge sheet was filed in the Karol Bagh blast case against five suspects — Mohd Saif, Zeeshan Ahmed, Zia-ur Rehman, Saquib Nissar and Mohd Shakeel — on December 18 last year, almost 90 days after their arrest from here following Batla House encounter on September 19.

Four charge sheets in other blasts cases of Greater Kailash Part I, Barakhmabha Road, Connaught Place, Tilak Marg police stations were also filed at regular intervals. A number of supplementary charge sheets were submitted by the police against those who were arrested later in the cases.

Worried over the delay in trial, the Delhi police had recently filed an application before the court, seeking production of all accused before it through video conferencing. But their plea is also pending disposal.

The police were forced to make such a plea in court as the accused charge-sheeted in the serial blasts cases here were also wanted by Gujarat, Rajasthan and Maharashtra police in connection with other blasts cases there and were taken into their custody at one time or the other.

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