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Recovery of explosives in 1994: Chargesheet against Tunda

Last Updated: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 23:17

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday filed its charge sheet before a court here against top Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda in a case lodged in 1994 in connection with recovery of explosive substances.

The special cell of Delhi Police filed the charge sheet before Additional Sessions Judge Bharat Parashar who fixed the matter for tomorrow for some clarification from the investigating officer.

According to court sources, Tunda has been named in the charge sheet under provisions of stringent anti-terror law Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) and the Explosive Substances Act.

Tunda, one of the 20 terrorists India had asked Pakistan to hand over after the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, is currently in jail under judicial custody.
Police had earlier taken Tunda in its custody to quiz him in connection with the case.
It had told the court that 72-year-old Tunda was declared a proclaimed offender in the case of recovery of explosive substances lodged in 1994 at south Delhi`s Malviya Nagar Police Station.

Police had also said that some accused were arrested on January 17, 1994 and 150 kg explosives and six daggers were recovered from their possession.

Tunda, arrested from Indo-Nepal border on August 16, last year, is suspected to be have been involved in 40 bombings in India.

Earlier, police had informed a court here that Tunda was involved in 33 terror attack cases between 1994 and 1998 in Delhi and other states.
While 22 cases have been registered in the national capital, there are 11 cases against Tunda in Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan including one being probed by CBI, it had said.

First Published: Tuesday, February 11, 2014 - 23:17

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