In camera trail proceedings of Kozhikode Twin blast case

Last Updated: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 18:40

Kochi: In camera trial proceedings in the
Kozhikode twin blast case, in which T Nazeer, a suspected LeT
operative and an accused in the 2008 Bangalore blast case, is
the prime accused, began today at the CBI Special court here.

NIA had sought in camera trial in the case as a security
measure which was allowed by the special court judge S Vijay
Kumar.

A crucial witness was examined the court on Monday.
T Nazeer and Sarfraz nawaz were among the accused present
in the court on Monday.

The NIA had filed chargesheet in the case in August
last year lisiting Nazeer, as the first accused. Nazeer is
also a prime accused in the burning of a TN state owned bus at
Kalamassery in 2005.

While one of the accused in the case, Fayaz, had been killed
in an encounter with security forces in kashmir and another
Shammi Firoz had been made approver.

Presently, there are six accused in the case.
The accused have been chargesheeted under various sections
of IPC--sect 120B, 124(A), 153 (A), 324 read with 34; Sect 16
(1), Sect 18, 23 of Unlawful Assembly Prevention Act, 1967 and
sect 3,4,5 of Explosive Substances Act.

Two policemen and a porter were injured in the bomb
blasts which occurred on Mar 3, 2006. The first bomb exploded
in a garbage dump at the KSRTC bus station and another shortly
later at the drain near a moffusil bus stand in a gap of few
minutes.

NIA stated that some of the accused, who were also
accused in the 2004 second Marad case, were denied bail
arbirarily by the kozhikdoe district court and they wanted to
retaliate and create communal disharmony between two
communties prompting them to plant the bombs.

The second marad case was sequel to the first marad
riots of may 2, 2003 which claimed the lives of 8 hindu
fishermen at marad in kozhikode. Five persons were killed
in the second marad riots.

Meanwhile, NIA also sought cancellation of the bail of
accused who were granted bail in the Kalamassery bus burning
case of sept 9, 2005 in which a TN state owned bus was burnt.

Soofiya Madani, wife of PDP leader Abdul Nasser Madani,
who an accused in the bangalore blast case, is the 10th
accused in the bus burning case and is presently out on bail.

PTI



First Published: Monday, February 21, 2011 - 18:40

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