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The Supreme Court of India acquits all 11 Surat bomb blast accused

New Delhi, 18 July -2014(Indilens Web Team):  The Supreme Court Friday acquitted all the 11 accused convicted for January-February 1993 Surat bomb blast in Gujarat, in which a woman was killed and several people were injured.

The Supreme Court of India acquits all 11 Surat bomb blast accused

1993 Surat blasts acquits (from left) Hussain Ghadiyali, Mushtak Ibrahim Patel, Mohammad Surti, Iqbal Vadiwalla and Yousuf Dadu
1993 Surat blasts acquits (from left) Hussain Ghadiyali, Mushtak Ibrahim Patel, Mohammad Surti, Iqbal Vadiwalla and Yousuf Dadu

An apex court bench of Justice T.S. Thakur and Justice C. Nagappam while acquitting the 11 accused reversed the TADA court verdict that gave them imprisonment varying from 10 to 20 years.

Previously, A special TADA court in Surat found Mohammad Surti and his accomplices guilty of the bomb blast and handed them the sentence. Seven others were sentenced to 10 years’ imprisonment.The accused were alleged to have used government vehicles to transport bombs and other equipment for the blast. The TADA court examined more than 300 witnesses and based its judgment on the Forensic Science Laboratory report on the blast.[ Input from news agency IANS]

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