Red Fort attack case: Chronology

PTI | By, New Delhi
Sep 13, 2007 01:09 PM IST

Following is the chronology of events in the Red Fort attack case:-

* Dec 22, 2000: Six Lashkar-e-Taiba militants sneak into the Red Fort and open indiscriminate firing on the guards of 7th Battallion of Rajputana Rifles killing three including a civilian.

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* Dec 26, 2000: Pakistani militant Mohammed Ashfaq alias Arif along with his wife Rehmana Yousuf Farooqui arrested following an encounter in Jamia Nagar area of south Delhi.

* Feb 20, 2001: Delhi police file chargesheet against Ashfaq and 21 others.

* Sep 11, 2001: Special court begins trial against 11 out of 22 accused. Eight accused declared proclaimed offender while three were killed in seperate encounters.

* Dec 4, 2002: Charges framed against eleven accused. Ashfaq and two others charged with waging war against Government of India.

* Oct 24, 2005: Court convicts Ashfaq and six others under various provision including waging war against the country and murder. Four accused were acquitted.

* Oct 31, 2005: Ashfaq gets death penalty while his wife Farooqui sentenced to seven years rigrous imprisonment.

Ashfaq's accomplices-- Nazir Ahmed Qasid and Farooq Ahmed Qasid-- awarded life term.

Three other convicts -- Babar Mohshin Bhagwala, Sadakat Ali and Matloob Alam-- get seven years imprisonment.

* Jul 10, 2006: Delhi High Court admits convicts' appeals against the trial court verdict.

* May 4, 2007: High Court reserves its judgement on their appeal.

* Sep 13, 2007: High Court upholds trial court verdict of death sentence against Ashfaq and acquits six others in the case.

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