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MHA: Most terror cases have been solved

Under attack by the Opposition over investigations into terror cases, the home ministry tried to put the record straight on Thursday by claiming that 'almost all major terror cases' had been solved.

delhi Updated: Feb 16, 2012 23:32 IST
HT Correspondent

Under attack by the Opposition over investigations into terror cases, the home ministry tried to put the record straight on Thursday by claiming that 'almost all major terror cases' had been solved.

The BJP had alleged no terror cases have been solved by the investigating agencies in the last eight years.

The ministry said in its statement that more arrests were expected in the terror cases allegedly involving the right wing extremists.

"The National investigation Agency (NIA) has recently arrested Kamal Chouhan and it is expected that more arrests will be made leading to the solving of these cases," the statement said.

The ministry, however, accepted that three terror cases - the 2008 Mehrauli blast, 2006 Jama Masjid blasts in Delhi, and the 2010 Varanasi blast - remain unsolved so far.

Giving an overall picture of the terror cases investigation, the ministry statement said: "Since May, 2000 there have been 46 major terrorist incidents. Of these, all but 7 cases have been solved. In 9 cases, convictions have been obtained. Of the remaining 30 cases, chargesheets have been filed in 29 and trial has commenced in 19 cases. Two cases ended in acquittals."