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2005 Delhi blasts: Two acquitted, one sentenced to 10 years in prison

NEW DELHI: A Delhi court on Thursday acquitted two men but convicted one accused under terror charges and sentenced him to 10-year jail term in the 2005 Delhi serial blasts case that killed over 60 people.

Tariq Ahmed Dar, who was held guilty under the UAPA (unlawful activities prevention act), has already served 11 years in jail. The court acquitted two other accused –  Mohammed Hussain Fazili and Mohammed Rafiq Shah- of all charges in the case.

On 29th October 2005, three powerful explosions rocked killing over 60 people and injuring 100 others.

Timeline of blasts:

  • First blast took place in the Paharganj’s main market near the New Delhi Railway Station at around 5:38 pm.
  • Second blast took place near a bus in Govindpuri area at 6:00 pm in the southern part of the Delhi.
  • The third explosion took place, within minutes of the second explosion, at 6:05 pm,  in South Delhi’s busy Sarojini Nagar market.

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