Closure of 21YO case: Hyd court convicts third accused in 2001 terrorism case

Bringing closure to a 21-year-old case, AMSJ of Metropolitan Criminal Courts in Hyderabad sentenced Abdu Aziz to 16 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 26,000 for possessing firearms and for allegedly carrying out terrorist activities.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  5 March 2022 9:40 AM GMT
Closure of 21YO case: Hyd court convicts third accused in 2001 terrorism case

Hyderabad: Bringing closure to a 21-year-old case, the Additional Metropolitan Sessions Judge (AMSJ) of Metropolitan Criminal Courts in Hyderabad sentenced Abdu Aziz alias Gidda Aziz to 16 years imprisonment and a fine of Rs. 26,000 for possessing firearms and for allegedly carrying out terrorist activities.

One of the two others involved in the case was convicted and the other acquitted in 2011.

Background of the case

On 28 August 2001, the Hyderabad task force apprehended three people – Abdul Aziz, Mohammed Nissar, and Abdul Hadi alias Muhammed Javed alias Zahid – at Sarojini Devi Hospital in Mehdipatnam for possessing a Belgium-made pistol, five live cartridges, electric detonators, fake passport, and an empty cartridge. The three of them were allegedly planning to sabotage and blow off government installations and further promote terrorism and enmity among communities in the city.

A case was registered in the Central Crime Station, Hyderabad, under various sections of the IPC, Arms Act, Explosive Substances Act, and Passport Act. Subsequently, the case was investigated and a charge sheet was filed on completion of the investigation.

Earlier, in 2011, one of the accused, Mohammed Nissar, was convicted for 16 years by AMSJ, Hyderabad, while the other accused, Abdul Hadi, was acquitted via a Supreme Court verdict in 2011.

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