Rajasthan: TADA Court Acquits 1993 Train Bomb Blasts Case Accused Abdul Karim Tunda Over Lack of Evidence


Last Updated: February 29, 2024, 13:13 IST

Abdul Karim aka Tunda was once considered by police to be a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim. (Image: X)

Abdul Karim aka Tunda was once considered by police to be a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim. (Image: X)

The TADA court had framed charges against Tunda, 81, a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, and two others – Irfan alias Pappu and Hamiruddin – on September 30, 2021, for orchestrating the blasts

Over 30 years after the bomb blasts carried out in five trains across India to coincide with the first anniversary of Babri Masjid demolition in Ayodhya on Dec 6, 1992, a TADA (Terrorist & Anti-disruptive Activities Act) court in Ajmer on Monday acquitted the main accused Abdul Karim aka Tunda over lack of evidence in the case.

“The honourable court has acquitted Abdul Karim Tunda from all the charges. The CBI failed to present any strong evidence against Abdul Karim Tunda,” said Tunda’s advocate Shafiktullah Sultani.

The TADA court had framed charges against Tunda, 81, a close aide of Dawood Ibrahim, and two others – Irfan alias Pappu and Hamiruddin – on September 30, 2021, for orchestrating the blasts in Lucknow, Kanpur, Hyderabad, Surat and Mumbai on the intervening night of Dec 5-6, 1993.

The blasts had taken place on four trains on the first anniversary of the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition.

Two persons were killed and at least 22 injured in the explosions on board three New Delhi and Howrah bound Rajdhani Express trains, Surat-Baroda Flying Queen Express and Hyderabad-New Delhi AP Express.

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