All 10 in 2005 Hyderabad bombing case acquitted

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A local court here on Thursday acquitted all the 10 accused of involvement in the suicide bomber attack on Hyderabad police Task Force office carried out 12 years ago.

The court took cognizance of the offence allowing the charge sheet in 2007 and initiated the trial in the case.

According to defence advocate Abdul Azeem, the court acquitted the accused as the prosecution failed to provide substantial evidence.

After spending 12 years in jail, ten terror suspects were acquitted by a Hyderabad court which heard the October 12 2005 suicide bombing case. A home guard named Satyanarayana, who was on a sentry duty on the fateful day, had lost his life in the deadly blast that gutted down the building.

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The Special Investigation Team (SIT) of Hyderabad Central Crime Station sleuths investigated the case and arrested 10 persons.

Mohammed Abdul Zahid, Abdul Kaleem, Shakeel, Syed Haji, Ajmal Ali Khan, Azmat Ali, Mahmood Baroodwala, Shaik Abdul Khaja, Nafees Biswas and Bilaluddin, a Bangladeshi citizen.

The SIT also claimed that the masterminds behind the attack, Mohammed Abdul Shahid alias Bilal and Gulam Yazdani, were killed in Pakistan and New Delhi respectively. After the trial, the judge finally gave the verdict striking off the case against all the accused.

One of the 10 arrested men was out on bail, while the others were still in prison. The court said that the material seized from the accused persons did not amount to clinching evidence. "Who and how will this be compensated", asked Zahed's family members at the court.

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