A special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court on Friday granted bail to three accused in the 2003 Mulund last case. Special POTA judge RG Avachat granted bail to Noor Abdul Malik Ansari, Abdul Wahid Abdul Jabbar Ansari on a surety of Rs50,000 each and Mohammad Kamil Shaikh on a surety of Rs 25,000.
“The confession by both Noor and Abdul in the bomb blast case was doubtful, hence they were granted bail,” said defence advocate Abdul Wahab Khan.
Khan said it was the prosecution’s case that Noor had confessed to visiting Bangladesh and Pakistan for training. The prosecution also stated that Ansari had allegedly confessed that the bombs were assembled at his clinic. Kamil was also charged for conspiracy in the attacks.
The trio was charged with being a part of the conspiracy in the blast that ripped through the first class compartment of a Karjat-bound local train at Mulund railway station on March 13, 2003 and claimed 12 lives and injured 71 others.
Along with POTA, the accused were booked under charges of waging war against the state, the Explosives Act, Arms Act, Damaging Public Property Act and Railway Act.