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Rajasthan High Court acquits all accused in 2008 Jaipur blast case, pulls up probe agencies

The Rajasthan High Court on Wednesday acquitted four people who were sentenced to death by a trial court in the 2008 Jaipur serial blasts. The fifth accused in the case was also acquitted by the court.

Passing the order, the court reprimanded the probe agencies for their “shoddy investigation” in the case and directed the Rajasthan Director General of Police to take action against the officers involved in the investigation, advocate SS Ali told PTI, citing lawyer told. for the accused.

According to Ali, the court found the entire theory put forth by the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) probing the case to be wrong.

The High Court has ordered the Chief Secretary to monitor the matter.

“The ATS failed to prove the travel plan of the accused that they had gone from Delhi to Jaipur in a bus on May 13, had lunch at a restaurant, bought a bicycle, planted the bomb and returned to Delhi on the same day in Shatabdi Express.” The ATS could not show the bus ticket,” Ali said, as reported by PTI.

He further said, “The agency said that the pellets that the accused had bought from a shop outside Jama Masjid in Delhi to plant the bomb did not match with the pellets found in the dead bodies. The pellets did not match in the FSL report.” ” Said.

In December 2019, a special court awarded death sentence to four people – Mohd Saif, Mohd Salman, Saifur and Mohd Sarwar Azmi – and acquitted another accused Shahbaz Hussain in the serial Jaipur blasts case.

On 13 May 2008, a series of bomb blasts took place at Manak Chowk Khanda, Badi Chaupar, Chandpole Gate, Tripolia Gate, Chhoti Chaupar, Johri Bazar and Sanganeri Gate in Jaipur. In the evening blasts, 71 people lost their lives and 185 were injured.

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