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Verdict in 1996 Delhi blast likely on March 30

delhi Updated: Mar 29, 2010 16:12 IST
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A city court is likely to pronounce its verdict on March 30 in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar bomb blast which killed 13 people.

Ten people, all hailing from Jammu and Kashmir, are on trial for allegedly carrying out the blast at the Central Market in Lajpat Nagar locality in New Delhi.

District and sessions judge S P Garg March 17 heard the final arguments in the case and fixed the matter for March 30.

Khalil Ansari, counsel for the accused, claimed they were innocent. The accused claimed that they were in police custody even before the blast.

Some of the accused claimed that the alleged recovery of arms, ammunition and explosives from several places in Jammu and Kashmir did not establish that similar explosives were used in the blast.

The blast on the evening of May 2, 1996 killed 13 people and injured 39. It also destroyed 14 buildings.