Verdict in 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast deferred till April 8

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New Delhi, Mar 30 (ANI): The Patiala House court on Tuesday postponed till April 8 its verdict in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast in which 13 people were killed.

District and Sessions Judge S P Garg said the verdict would be pronounced on April 8. Earlier, he had kept the hearing of the case for March 30.

The court had earlier on March 18 reserved its verdict in the case in which ten alleged militants of Jammu and Kashmir Islamic Front, including a woman, have faced the trial.

The blasts rocked Lajpat nagar's central market on the evening of May 21, 1996, killing 13 and injuring scores of people.

The accused were arrested soon after the incident by police, which tracked the calls made by them to various media houses, claiming responsibility for the terror attack.

Those facing trial on various charges, including criminal conspiracy and murder, are Farooq Ahmed Khan, Mohd Naushad, Mirza Iftikhar, Mohd Ali Bhatt, Mirza Nissar Hussain, Latif Ahmed Waza, Syed Maqbool Shah, Javed Ahmed Khan, Abdul Gani and their woman associate Farida Dar. (ANI)

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