2 Indian Mujahideen Men Convicted For Hyderabad Twin Blasts, 2 Acquitted

Hyderabad twin blasts case: Mohammed Akbar Ismail Chowdhari and Aneeq Shafique Sayeed have been convicted; sentencing is on Monday

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2007 Hyderabad Twin Blasts: A day after the blasts, 19 unexploded bombs were found (AFP file)

Hyderabad: 

Highlights

  1. The two convicts will be sentenced on Monday
  2. Three have been let off in the 2007 twin blasts in Hyderabad
  3. The five were not brought to court in Nampally for security reasons

Two accused have been convicted and two let off in the 2007 twin blasts in Hyderabad, in which 44 were killed. They will be sentenced on Monday.

Mohammed Akbar Ismail Chowdhari and Aneeq Shafique Sayeed have been convicted, and Farooq Sharfuddin Tarkash and Mohammed Sadiq Israr Ahmed Shaik have been acquitted. The court will announce its verdict on Tarik Anjum on Monday.

The five were not brought to the court in Nampally for security reasons.

The judge had postponed the judgment in the case on August 27 to September 4.

The counter intelligence wing of the Telangana police had investigated the case and arrested five accused, all alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives.

The agency had filed four chargesheets against the five accused and also named two other missing accused, Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal -- the founders of Indian Mujahideen.

According to the prosecution, Aneeq Shafique Sayeed, Riyaz Bhatkal and Ismail Chowdhari planted bombs.

The near simultaneous blasts at the popular eatery Gokul Chat killed 32 people and left 47 injured. Twelve others were killed and 21 were injured at an open air theatre at Lumbini Park, a few metres away from the state secretariat. A day after the blasts, as many as 19 unexploded bombs were found by the police.

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