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Abdul Karim Tunda Sentenced to Life in 1996 Sonipat Blasts Case

At least 15 people were injured in the 1996 twin blasts in Sonipat.

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Top LeT bomb expert Abdul Karim Tunda. (Photo: AP)

The Sonipat court on Tuesday, 10 October, pronounced life sentence to 1996 Sonipat bomb blasts convict Abdul Karim Tunda

On 9 October, a court pronounced the 75-year-old guilty in the case.

Abdul Karim Tunda has been held guilty under section 307 (attempt to murder) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code and section 3 of the Explosive Substances Act.

While recording his statement in court in September this year, Tunda, who is currently lodged in prison, claimed he was in Pakistan at the time of the blasts.

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1996 Sonipat Blasts

At least 15 people were injured in twin blasts in Sonipat in 1996 – one near a cinema hall and another near a sweets shop. The lawyer said that 43 witnesses, including those who were injured in the blasts, recorded their testimony during the trial.

Tunda was arrested from the Indo-Nepal border at Banbasa on 16 August 2013. He was suspected to be involved in several blasts cases across the country, some of which are still pending.

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