Coimbatore blasts: 13 convicts appeal in HC

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Chennai, Nov 16: Thirteen convicts, who were awarded 14-year imprisonment in the Coimbatore serial bomb blasts case, today moved the Madras High Court, challenging the special court order and seeking release on bail.

Ashraf and 12 others, in their appeal, contended that the trial court judge had convicted them and awarded sentence, without applying his mind they were convicted for offences not committed by them, they submitted and demanded release on bail, stating that they had already served nearly ten years in prison.

Admitting the appeal, a Division Bench, comprising Justices P Murugesan and Periya Karuppaiah, ordered issuance of notice to the CB-CID, Coimbatore, the investigating agency in the case, returnable by two weeks.


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