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Theatre blasts just a bit of mischief, says defence lawyer

india Updated: Jan 08, 2009 02:41 IST
Kanchan Chaudhari
Kanchan Chaudhari
Hindustan Times
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“Few years ago, this could have been classified as mischievous acts,” said Sanjay Gunalekar, the lawyer at Sewri sessions court on Wednesday.

The acts the lawyer was referring to are the low-intensity bombs in Gadkari Rangaytan at Thane and Cineraj cinema hall at Panvel and at Vishnudas Bhave Auditorium at Vashi.

Six members of a radical Hindu organisation have been booked for the blasts and their lawyer Gunalekar opposed two of the draft charges proposed by Special Public Prosecutor Rohini Salian.

Salian has proposed 19 charges against the six under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, Explosives Act, Explosive

Substances Act and the Arms Act.

Gunalekar said section 307 is a charge is attempting to kill a known person. Since the eight injured were unknown people, the IPC section could not have been slapped on them.

Ad hoc judge AB Kamkhedkar will frame charges against the six on January 15.