Hyderabad: Hyderabad High Court issued notices to all the accused persons of Begumpet Task Force Office Bomb Blast Case who were exonerated by the lower court. NIA (SIT) had filed an appeal in Hyderabad High Court which was accepted in October last year.
It may be mentioned that VII Addl. Metropolitan Sessions Judge, Dr. T. Srinivas Rao had exonerated the accused Mohammed Abdul Kaleem alias Arshad, Mohammed Abdul Zahid, Mohammed Shakeel Ahmed, Syed Haji, Ajmal Ali Khan, Syed Azmat Ali, Mohammed Mahmood Baroodwala, Sheik Abdul Khaja, Nafeeq Al Biswas and Hilaluddin since there was no proof against them.
It may be mentioned that after failing in the lower court, SIT had filed an appeal in the High Court. Hyderabad High Court issued notices to all the accused after 6 months. In the charge sheet filed in the Metropolitan Court, SIT had contended that the bomb was blast by Harkatul Jihad organization and Motasim Bilal had exploded the bomb in which he was killed. In the blast, a home guard of the Task Force Office by name, Satyanarayana was killed on the spot. SIT had also claimed that Task Force Office was targeted to take revenge of the killing of Mujahid Saleem Azmi in 2004.
It may be noted that Crime Branch of Gujarat Police was shifting Naseeruddin to Gujarat in connection with Harin Pandeya murder against which some Muslim youths protested in front of the office of DGP. On this occasion, Gujarat Police had killed Mujahid Saleem. In this case, 10 accused persons were arrested and kept in various prisons of the country for a long time. Since no proper evidence was found against them, they were exonerated later.
DCP of Detective Dept. of Hyderabad Police, Mr. Avinash Mohanty informed media persons that Hyderabad High Court has issued notices to all the accused persons. The hearing of the case will start soon.