NIA files chargesheet against accused in Kozhikode blast case

Last Updated: Monday, August 2, 2010 - 14:55

Kochi: The National Investigation Agency
Monday filed the chargesheet in the 2006 Kozhikode twin blast
case, listing suspected LeT militant T Nazeer as the first
accused.

The chargesheet was filed before CBI Special Court
Judge S Vijaykumar.

Nazeer is also a prime accused in the burning of a
Tamil Nadu state owned bus at Kalamassery near here in 2005
and the Bangalore serial blasts case of 2008.

The chargesheet does not include the name of Abdul
Jaleel, fifth accused, since there was no evidence against
him, NIA sources said.

The sixth accused, Fayaz, had been killed in an
encounter with security forces in Kashmir. There are seven
accused in the case.

The accused have been chargesheeted under various IPC
Sections including Section 120B (criminal conspiracy) and 153
(A) (promoting enmity between different groups) and Section 16
(1), Section 18, 23 of Unlawful Assembly Prevention Act, 1967 and
Section 3,4,5 of Explosive Substances Act.

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

NIA is probing various terror related cases in Kerala.

PTI



First Published: Monday, August 2, 2010 - 14:55

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