Hyderabad: Dilsukhnagar Blasts Case Verdict Differed Till December 13

AIR Staff

The special court for National Investigation Agency (NIA) cases on Monday adjourned to pronounce verdict in Dilsukhnagar twin blasts case of 2013, to December 13.

The special court which had conducted some part of the trial at Cherlapally central prison has deferred its judgment to December 13. The trial was initially conducted at NIA court in Rangareddy district court premises and was later conducted on the prison premises, due to the security reasons.

Earlier this year, one of the three Indian Mujahideen founders Yasin Bhatkal alias Mohammed Ahmed Sidibappa, who also played a key role in engineering the explosions in Hyderabad, has reportedly behaved unusual, due to which the NIA pleaded the court to conduct the trial on the prison premises. A special court was set up on the prison for trial since then.

The agency has arrested five of the six accused in the blast case in 2015, and mentioned names of Asadullah Akhtar (A2), Yasin Bhatkal (A5) in its first chargesheet, and later added names of Riyaz Bhatkal (A1), Waqas Ahmed (A3) and Mohammed Tahseen Akhtar (A4), and Aizaz Saeed Shaik (A6). The prime accused Riyaz Bhatkal alias Mohammed Ismail Shahbandari, brother of Yasin Bhatkal is still at large.

In connection with the verdict, huge contingents of police were deployed at the central prison, since Sunday evening.

The NIA has produced 158 witnesses, seized 201 pieces of material evidence and furnished over 500 documents before the court, in connection with the case.

On February 21, 2013, two bombs were exploded at 6.58 pm at Dilsukhnagar. The first blast took place at a bus stop in Dilsukhnagar and the second blast occurred near A1 Mirchi Centre. As many as 18 persons died and 131 suffered injuries in the explosions.

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