HYDERABAD: A Hyderabad court convicted two men for the 2007 twin bomb blasts in Hyderabad that claimed 44 lives and left 68 others injured. The court acquitted two other people. According to the prosecution, Aneeq Shafique Sayeed, Riyaz Bhatkal and Ismail Chowdhari planted bombs.
The near simultaneous blasts on August 25, 2007 at the popular eatery Gokul Chat killed 32 people and left 47 injured, while 12 others died and 21 were injured at the open air theatre at Lumbini Park, a few metres away from the state secretariat.
Another unexploded bomb was found under a foot-over-bridge at Dilsuknagar area. Mohammed Akbar Ismail Chowdhari, Aneeq Shafique Sayeed, Farooq Sharfuddin Tarkash, Mohammed Sadiq Israr Ahmed Shaik and Tarik Anjum — were produced before the court through video conferencing from the Cherlapalli Central Prison.
he agency had filed four chargesheets against the five accused and also named two other missing accused, Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal — the founders of Indian Mujahideen.
According to the prosecution, Aneeq Shafique Sayeed, Riyaz Bhatkal and Ismail Chowdhari planted bombs.
The judgment was likely to be delivered on August 27 but second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge T Srinivas Rao deferred the judgment to September 4