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2000 Sabarmati Express blast: Court acquits ex-AMU scholar Gulzar Ahmed Wani

Gulzar Ahmed Wani, who was arrested by Delhi Police in 2001 allegedly with explosives and incriminating materials, is a resident of Peeparkari area of Srinagar and is currently lodged in a jail in Lucknow.

india Updated: May 20, 2017 14:15 IST
Cops stand guard in front of Sabarmati Express at Godhra station.
Cops stand guard in front of Sabarmati Express at Godhra station.(PTI File Photo)

Former Aligarh Muslim University scholar and suspected Hizbul Mujahideen operative Gulzar Ahmed Wani was on Saturday acquitted by a Barabanki court of the charge of orchestrating a blast in Sabarmati Express train in 2000.

According to the counsel for the accused, the court freed Wani and co-accused Mobin due to lack of evidence.

“The court of additional sessions Judge MA Khan acquitted both the accused of all the charges as the prosecution could not establish any of the charges levelled against them,” advocate MS Khan said over phone.

Wani, who was arrested by Delhi Police in 2001 allegedly with explosives and incriminating materials, is a resident of Peeparkari area of Srinagar and is currently lodged in a jail in Lucknow.

The blast was carried out on the eve of Independence Day when the train was on its way from Muzaffarpur to Ahmedabad, claiming nine lives.