Srinagar/Mumbai: After the acquittal of the Lajpat Nagar blast accused after 16 years in jail, a debate is raging on over the credibility of the police investigation. The question is whether it is a case of innocents being incarcerated for decades or are criminals being set free due to a weak prosecution.
72-year-old Sher Ali Bhat will meet his son Mohammad Ali after 16 years that he spent in Tihar Jail for his alleged role in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar bomb blasts. The Delhi High Court has now acquitted him of all charges. "I am very happy, my whole family is happy," he said.
Padshah Bano, too, is emotional. Her son Mirza Nisar has also been acquitted. Nisar was just 14 when he and his elder brother Iftikhar were arrested for the Lajpat Nagar blast. While Iftikhar was released two years ago, Nisar and Mohd Ali were given the death sentence by a trial court.
Nisar's uncle Mirza Mohammad Hussain said, "We are happy with this verdict but saddened by the fact that his 16 precious years were lost in jail. How is he going to live in future which remains very dark."...more
09:55 AM, Nov 28, 2012
New Delhi: The Supreme Court has admitted the appeals filed by the CBI and Gujarat government challenging the acquittal by the High Court of 12 convicts in the murder of former Home Minister Haren Pandya. A bench of justices P Sathasivam and J Chalameshwar admitted the appeal filed by the investigating agency and the state police questioning the August 29, 2010, acquittal by the High Court as being erroneous. The...
11:18 AM, Jan 05, 2012