2005 Delhi blasts mastermind gets 10-yr jail, but walks free
A court sentenced a man to 10 years in jail for Delhi’s worst terror attack and freed two others, raising questions over the police probe into the serial blasts that killed 67 people and injured 200. Three separate explosions ripped through crowded spots in the heart of the Capital on October 29, 2005, just before Diwali.
The police charged the three with murder, conspiracy, collecting arms and waging war against the state — which carried a maximum sentence of death. But the court observed Delhi police “miserably failed” to prove the charges.
Tariq Ahmad Dar was convicted on minor charges. Mohammed Rafiq Shah and Mohammed Hussain Fazili were acquitted. Dar One of the accused, Mohammed Hussain Fazili, at the Patiala House court after the verdict in the 2005 Delhi serial blasts. has already served 11 years in jail — more than his sentence — but won’t walk out free as he hasn’t got bail in a money-laundering case.