Court frames charges in Surat bomb planting case

Last Updated: Monday, February 15, 2010 - 23:12

Ahmedabad: A special court on Monday framed
charges against 64 accused in the Surat bomb planting case of
July 2008.

Hearing the case in a courtroom set up inside the high
security Sabarmati Jail, designated Judge Bela Trivedi framed
several charges against the key conspirators Abu Basher,
Safdar Nagori, Qayamuddin Kapadia, Sajid Mansuri and locals
Tanveer Pathan and Zahir Patel, among others.

As many as 29 live bombs were recovered from various
parts of the diamond city soon after serial blasts rocked
Ahmedabad on July 26, 2008, claiming 57 lives.

According to Special Public Prosecutor Mitesh Amin,
34 people were still absconding in the Surat case. These
include alleged masterminds Iqbal and Riyaz Bhatkal, Abdus
Subhan alias Tauqueer and their Pakistani handler Amir Raza
Khan.

All the accused are allegedly linked to Indian Mujaheedin
(IM).

They have been charged under the Unlawful Activities
(Prevention) Act, Explosive Substance Act, Damage to Public
Property Act, Information Technology Act.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 15, 2010 - 23:12

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