Hyderabad twin blasts case: Two convicts get death sentence


Hyderabad, Sep 10: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday awarded death sentence to Akbar Ismail Choudhary and Anique Shafique Syeed in connection with the 2007 Hyderabad twin blasts case.

While other accused Tariq Anjum, who was convicted earlier in a day, has been awarded life imprisonment.

“This is a very weak judgment, we will appeal in High Court against this”, Gandam Gurumurthy, Lawyerof convict Aneek Sayeed told media.

Reacting to this, SpecialProsecutorrosecuto Seshu reddy said “Yes they (defence lawyers) will go and appeal and after seeing the judgement we will also appeal”.

Sayeed and Ismail Chaudhary were found guilty on September 4.

Two other accused, Farooq Sharfuddin and Sadiq Ahmed Sheikh, were acquitted for lack of evidence while the fate of a fifth accused will be decided next week.

Eleven years ago on 25 August, 42 people lost their lives in the explosions which took place at Gokul Chat Bhandar and Lumbini Park.


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