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‘Blasts case trial will be completed soon’

mumbai Updated: Apr 07, 2011 01:09 IST
HT Correspondent

The trial in the bomb blasts case of 2003 Mulund, Vile Parle and Mumbai Central will be completed expeditiously.

This is what the prosecution claimed in the Bombay high court on Wednesday.

A division bench of justice PV Hardas and justice MN Gilani said the trial court should complete the trial as expeditiously as possible. It was hearing an application filed by one of the 19 accused, Farhan Khot.

The 19 accused are facing trial under Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota). The trial is pending for eight-and-a-half years. “We hope the trial will be completed as expeditiously as possible,” said Justice Hardas while disposing of Khot’s application.

Khot had sent a hand written application from Arthur Road Jail in February, where he was lodged, seeking speedy trial. He had said he was in jail since his arrest in 2004. Additional public prosecutor Jayesh Yagnik told the court that Khot was granted bail on April 1. Taking note of this, the court disposed of the application.

The court on Wednesday granted bail to two accused in 2003 Mulund blasts case.