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Delhi court acquits four in IMA attack conspiracy

Last Updated: Friday, January 8, 2010 - 15:42

New Delhi: A local court on Friday acquitted four
men who were accused of hatching a conspiracy to attack the
Indian Military Academy (IMA) at Dehradun in 2005 but held two
LeT members guilty of possessing explosives.

In a judgement, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh
Sharma, absolves Haroon Rashid, Mohd Iftikhar, Masood Ahmed,
Maulana Dilawar Khan of the charges relating to waging war
against the country, related offences under the IPC and other
offences under the Explosives Substances Act and the Unlawful
Activities (Prevention) Act.

The court, however, convicted Hameed Hussain and Mohd
Shariq who were arrested on March 5, 2005, with 10.5 kg RDX in
the capital.

According to the prosecution, Haroon, Iftikhar, Masood
and Dilawar had prepared a plan to attack the IMA in Dehradun.

The Delhi police`s special cell had unearth the alleged
conspiracy following the arrest of Hameed and Shariq.

After their arrest, an encounter had taken place at Uttam
Nagar in West Delhi in which two Pakistani and their Indian
associate were killed by the police.

Police arrested four others in March and May, 2005, and
allegedly recovered a map of Dehradun and a book containing
details of IMA from their possession.

According to the police, the accused had conspired to
carry out a fidayeen attack at IMA.

The court would pronounce the order on sentence against
the two convicts on January 12.


First Published: Friday, January 8, 2010 - 15:42
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