AHMEDABAD: The Supreme Court on Thursday cleared two people and maintained conviction of two others regarding the 2002 tiffin-bomb impact case, in which the state government had summoned the Prevention of Terrorism Act (Pota).
Habib Hawa and Hanif Pakitwala will exit from behind the bars after declared honest, in the wake of putting in 13 years in prison.
The court additionally finished the detainment of two others — Anas Machiswala and Kalim Ahmed — and requested their discharge by treating the 13 years they spent in prison as discipline as of now experienced. Each of the four were indicted to life detainment by Gujarat high court.
These four men were sentenced in connection to five bombs planted in tiffin boxes aboard Ahmedabad Municipal Transport Service (AMTS) transports on May 29, 2002, harming 13 people.
After interrogation, crime branch recorded chargesheets against 21 people and charged under Pota
The Pota court released four people from the case afterwards. On May 29. 2006, out of 17 so called blamed as a terrorist , the court absolved 12 and indicted five – Hawa, Pakitwala, Kalim Ahmed, Machiswala and Maulvi Mansuri. They were sentenced to 10 years detainment.
The convicts then move towards the high court, while the state government additionally went the request before the HC, looking for the punishment to be increased.
The case were heard by Justice Jayant Patel and Justice H B Antani. They declared Mansuri as a clean-handed and punish four with increased their imprisonment from a 10-years to life detainment.