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Verdict in Jaipur bomb blast case to come out this month

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December 12, 2019, 6:19 pm

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Policemen killed in Jaipur blast.

Jaipur: A special cases court in the city will likely pronounce judgement in the 11-year-old Jaipur bomb blast case on December 18. The serial blasts had left nearly 70 people dead and over 150 others wounded. The arguments in the case from the defense as well as the prosecution had come to an end recently.

A total of eight cases registered with Manak Chowk and Kotwali police stations in connection with these blasts. The Rajasthan ATS investigated the case and filed chargesheet against the five accused who were arrested. They are Shahbaj Hussain, Mohammed Saif, Sarvar Azami, Saif-ur-Rahman and Salman. Four others – Shadab, Aariz, Mohammed Khalid and Sajid are yet to be tried for the terror act. Mohammed Aariz was arrested by Delhi police, but the Rajasthan police didn’t seek his remand from their Delhi counterpart.

One third of the prosecution witnesses in the case are police and administration officials.

The Rajasthan high court had set up a special court for the trial in the blast cases. The case was being heard about 5 days a week.

Sources said that the verdict in the case will come out this month – most likely on December 18.

First published: December 12, 2019