Delhi court acquits four in IMA attack conspiracy



New Delhi: A local court on Friday acquitted four men who were accused of hatching a conspiracy to attack the Indian Military Academy (IMA) at Dehradun in 2005 but held two LeT members guilty of possessing explosives.

In a judgement, Additional Sessions Judge Dharmesh Sharma, absolves Haroon Rashid, Mohd Iftikhar, Masood Ahmed, Maulana Dilawar Khan of the charges relating to waging war against the country, related offences under the IPC and other offences under the Explosives Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

The court, however, convicted Hameed Hussain and Mohd Shariq who were arrested on March 5, 2005, with 10.5 kg RDX in the capital.

According to the prosecution, Haroon, Iftikhar, Masood and Dilawar had prepared a plan to attack the IMA in Dehradun.

The Delhi police's special cell had unearth the alleged conspiracy following the arrest of Hameed and Shariq.

After their arrest, an encounter had taken place at Uttam Nagar in West Delhi in which two Pakistani and their Indian associate were killed by the police.

Police arrested four others in March and May, 2005, and allegedly recovered a map of Dehradun and a book containing details of IMA from their possession.

According to the police, the accused had conspired to carry out a fidayeen attack at IMA.

The court would pronounce the order on sentence against the two convicts on January 12.

PTI