2005 New Delhi serial blasts: 2 Kashmiris acquitted, 1 convicted by a Delhi court

KL News Network

Srinagar

Two of the three Kashmiris who were charged with 2005 serial blasts in Sarojini Nagar New Delhi have been acquitted of charges by Patiala Court in New Delhi, sources in New Delhi said.

Muhammad Rafiq Shah, the then Kashmir University student and Muhammad Hussain Fazili have been acquitted of the charges, sources added.

However, the third Kashmiri Tariq Ahmed Dar from Pampore area has been convicted by the Delhi court. The maximum sentence he can get is a 10-year jail term. He has already served 12 years in jail.

Of the many charges against him, Dar has been convicted for “terror funding”.

The serial blasts of October 29, 2005 at in Sarojini Nagar, Kalkaji, and Paharganj had killed 67 people. More than 200 people were injured.

Lashkar-e-Taiba militant Tariq Ahmed Dar, Mohammed Rafiq Shah and Mohammed Hussain Fazili were arrested. In 2008, the court framed charges against Dar, the alleged mastermind, and the other two. They were accused of waging war against the state, conspiring, collecting arms, murder and attempt to murder.

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