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Abdul Karim Tunda, accused in 1993 train blasts, acquitted due to insufficient evidence

Written by  Annesha Barua -- February 29th 2024 01:45 PM
Abdul Karim Tunda, accused in 1993 train blasts, acquitted due to insufficient evidence

Abdul Karim Tunda, accused in 1993 train blasts, acquitted due to insufficient evidence

PTC News Desk: Abdul Karim Tunda, a prominent figure accused in the 1993 train blasts, has been acquitted due to a lack of substantial evidence against him. This decision came from a special court in Rajasthan, which also handed down convictions to two other individuals named Aminuddin and Irfan, sentencing them to life imprisonment in connection with the case.

The 1993 train blasts, which occurred on the first anniversary of the demolition of the Babri Masjid in 1992, resulted in the deaths of two individuals and left numerous others injured. These coordinated explosions targeted multiple trains, causing widespread shock and fear across the country. The incidents took place in trains passing through various cities including Kota, Kanpur, Secunderabad, and Surat, coming on the heels of the Bombay blasts earlier that year.


Abdul Karim Tunda, now 84 years old, is recognised as a key figure in the Lashkar-e-Toiba and has earned the moniker "Dr. Bomb" for his expertise in bomb-making. He has been implicated in several other bombing cases and is known to have close ties with terrorist Dawood Ibrahim.

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Despite his acquittal in this particular case, Tunda is currently serving a life sentence following his conviction in a separate 1996 bomb blast case. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) led the investigation into the train bombings, as all the cases from different cities were consolidated and heard by a special court under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act.

Given the gravity of the case and the potential implications, it is reported that the CBI may seek to challenge Tunda's acquittal by approaching the Supreme Court. This move underscores the ongoing efforts to ensure accountability and justice in cases related to terrorist activities and bombings within the country.

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(With inputs from agencies)

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