Panipat, Dec 2, 2016: Syed Abdul Karim Tunda was on Thursday acquitted by the Panipat district court due to lack of proof in the 1997 Panipat bomb blast on a private bus.
However, He will stay behind the bars as he is charged with several others cases too.
The 73-year-old was brought from Karnal jail to the court of Additional District and Sessions Judge Ved Prakash Sirohi amid tight security on Thursday. Though he was named as a conspirator, the court did not find enough material evidence to convict him in the case.
Tunda, a member of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LET) terror outfit, was booked under conspiracy charges into the matter. He was produced in the court of on Thursday. The court has directed to send him in Dasna jail in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh.
A resident of Pikhuwa in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad district, Tunda was arrested by Delhi Police from India-Nepal border in 2013. The CBI had charged him with organising LeT’s major terror attacks outside Jammu and Kashmir. He is accused in 43 bomb blasts in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Delhi, Rohtak and Jalandhar in which over 20 persons were killed and over 400 injured.