Two convicted in Hyderabad blast, sentence to be pronounced

blast at the time had claimed 44 lives

In a major decision, as many as two accused have been convicted while two others were let off in the 2007 twin blasts in Hyderabad.

The blast at the time had claimed 44 lives.

The sentencing is yet to be pronounced, it was informed.

The two convicted are Mohammed Akbar Ismail Chowdhari and Aneeq Shafique Sayeed while Farooq Sharfuddin Tarkash and Mohammed Sadiq Israr Ahmed Shaik have been acquitted.

It need be recalled that the judge had postponed the judgment in the case on August 27 to September 4.

The counter intelligence wing of the Telangana police had investigated the case and arrested five accused.

The accused were seen as alleged Indian Mujahideen operatives.

According to the prosecution, Aneeq Shafique Sayeed, Riyaz Bhatkal and Ismail Chowdhari planted bombs.

The near simultaneous blasts at the popular eatery Gokul Chat killed 32 people and left 47 injured.

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