Two get death, one gets life term for Hyderabad twin blasts
Two powerful explosions had ripped through a popular eatery and an open-air theatre here on August 25, 2007, killing 44 people and wounding 68.
On September 4, Second Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge (in-charge) T Srinivas Rao had pronounced Aneeq Shafique Sayeed and Mohammed Akbar Ismail Chowdhari guilty in the 11-year-old case but acquitted Farooq Sharfuddin Tarkash and Mohammed Sadiq Israr Ahmed Shaik for want of enough evidence.
Two synchronized blasts had rocked Gokul Chaat, a popular eatery, killing 32 people and leaving 47 injured, and an open-air theatre in Lumbini Park close to the state secretariat where 12 people died and 21 wounded.
Three other accused named in the chargesheets filed by police, including 'Indian Mujahideen' founder Riyaz Bhatkal, his brother Iqbal, and Amir Reza Khan is absconding. The Bhatkal brothers of Karnataka are believed to have taken shelter in Pakistan.