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Chargesheet filed against Tunda

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STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 13 December
The Delhi Police has filed a supplementary chargesheet against the alleged Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist Abdul Karim Tunda in connection with the 1997 Sadar Bazar bomb blasts case.
Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) Amit Bansal who today took cognizance of the final report in which Tunda has been charged for offences under sections 324 (voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapon), 307 (attempt to murder) and 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC). In the chargesheet, the special cell said Tunda was part of the conspiracy, which led to two bomb blasts, one in Sadar Bazar and other in Qutab Road, on October 1, 1997 in which several people were injured. "During investigation, two other accused, Mohd Shakeel alias Hamza and Mohd Amir, were arrested and they had disclosed that the bomb blasts were carried out at the behest of Tunda. Tunda was involved in the conspiracy which led to these two blasts," said the police. Shakeel was discharged by the court on 17 April, 1999 while Amir was acquitted in the case on 26 April, 2001.