Nampally court gives a sensational verdict on Hyderabad twin blasts

Finally, after 11 long years of trials, the court had acquitted two and convicted two persons in the twin blasts case that rocked Hyderabad 11 years ago. The quantum of punishment will be announced on Monday. The two convicted are Aneeq Shafeeq Sayeed and Ismail Chaudhary.

Two blasts had occurred at Gokul Chat eatery in Koti and the laser show auditorium at Lumbini Park around 7.45 pm on August 25, 2007. While 32 people were killed at Gokul Chat, 10 lost their lives at Lumbini Park. Over 50 were severely injured. An unexploded bomb was also recovered from Dilsukhnagar that night.

The Counter Intelligence (CI) wing of Telangana Police filed three charge sheets against Mohammed Sadiq, Ansar Ahmed Badshah Shaik, Akber Ismail and Anique Shafeeq Syed and others — some of whom are still absconding. According to the prosecution, Aneeq Shafique Sayeed allegedly planted the bomb at Lumbini Park while Riyaz Bhatkal planted the bomb at Gokul Chat while the unexploded bomb was planted by Ismail Chowdhari.