Indian court convicts 6 for terrorist attack in Delhi in 1996

21:42, April 08, 2010      

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A Delhi court Thursday convicted six people, belonging to a Kashmiri terrorist organization, in a 1996 Delhi blast case.

All the six convicted have been found guilty of attempt to murder.

At least 13 people were killed and 39 others injured in the blast that took place in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar on the evening of May 2, 1996, in which 14 buildings were destroyed.

The accused had been booked for various charges including criminal conspiracy and murder.

The defense counsels had argued that all 10 accused were falsely implicated by the police and were taken into custody much before the blast.

The 10 accused, all from India-controlled Kashmir, were arrested by the police, who intercepted the phone calls made by them to various media houses claiming responsibility for the terror attack.

Source: Xinhua


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