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2007 Hyderabad Twin Blasts: Aneeq Shafeeq Sayeed & Ismail Chaudhary Convicted, 2 Acquitted

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| September 4 , 2018 , 14:49 IST

After 11 long years of 2007 twin blasts in Hyderabad, the session court in Nampally in the state announced its verdict on Tuesday convicting Mohammed Akbar Ismail Chowdhari and Aneeq Shafique Sayeed, acquitting two other of accused seven Indian Mujahideen operatives.

Out of the seven accused Farooq Sharfuddin Tarkash and Mohammed Sadiq Israr Ahmed Shaik have been acquitted whereas judgment on one more accused Tareeq Anjum will be on September 10, the same day court will announce on the quantum of punishment to be given to convicted in the blasts case.

The other two accused Riyaz Bhatkal and Iqbal Bhatkal are absconding.

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Earlier the day one of the survivors told ANI that, “It has already been 11 years. I demand that the accused be given the strictest punishment so that they understand the pain we are going through.”

The five were not brought to the court in Nampally due to security concerns.

In the 2007 twin blasts in Hyderabad, 44 were killed and several got injured. The bombs were planted at Gokul Chat where 32 people were killed and at an air open-air theatre at Lumbini Park where 12 others were killed.

A day after the blasts at two different locations in Hyderabad that caused huge distress among the nation, at least 19 unexploded bombs were found by the police.