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LeT terrorist Abdul Karim Tunda held guilty in 1996 Sonepat blasts

Tunda has been held guilty under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 3 of the Explosive Substances Act. Lawyers say he may face a jail term of minimum 10 years upto life imprisonment.

india Updated: Oct 10, 2017 12:12 IST
HT Correspondent
Abdul Karim Tunda
Abdul Karim Tunda (HT File )

A Sonepat court on Monday pronounced Lashkar-e-Taiba bomb maker Abdul Karim Tunda guilty in the 1996 Sonepat blasts case. The court of sessions judge Sushil Garg will pronounce the quantum of punishment on Tuesday.

Tunda has been held guilty under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 3 of the Explosive Substances Act. Lawyers say he may face a jail term of minimum 10 years upto life imprisonment.

Prosecution lawyer said 43 witnesses, including those who were injured in the blasts, recorded their testimony in the court during the trial.

Tunda was arrested by Delhi Police in August 2013 from Nepal border. While recording his statement in court in September this year, Tunda had maintained that he was in Pakistan during the bomb blasts.

Prosecution lawyer said 43 witnesses, including those who were injured in the blasts, recorded their testimony in the court during the trial. Two blasts at busy spots Sonepat on December 28, 1996, had left about a dozen people injured.