Charge sheet in German Bakery case likely tomorrow
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Last Updated: Friday, December 03, 2010, 18:43
Mumbai: Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) is likely to file a charge sheet tomorrow in the Pune's German Bakery bomb blast case against seven people, including the lone arrested Himayat Baig, allegedly involved in the terror attack that left 17 people dead in February this year.

Accused of being an operative of banned Indian Mujahideen terror outfit, Baig, who was arrested on September seven this year, is expected to be charged with murder and waging war against the country under the Indian Penal Code and various others sections of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosive Substances Act, along with six others who are absconding, official sources said here.

The charge sheet, which will be filed in the designated court at Pune, may also contain details of the financial transactions made by Baig along with six others including Mohammed Zarar alias Yaseen Bhatkal, who hails from Karnataka, and Mohsin Chowdhary, a resident of Pune.

A bomb ripped through the premises of the German Bakery in Pune and killed 17 people besides injured 65 others on February 13.

A mobile phone alarm was used as the timer. Among the 17 dead were four foreigners- an Italian, an Iranian and two Sudanese.

Immediately after the blast, the ATS claimed it to be the handiwork of Indian Mujahideen along with Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba.

While the Pune Bar Association had announced that it would not allow any lawyer to defend Baig in court, Advocate A Rehman has stepped forward to contest the case.

When contacted earlier, Rehman had told PTI that he would like the ATS to file the charge sheet first so that he was sure of what his client has been accused of.


First Published: Friday, December 03, 2010, 18:43

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