Six convicted for role in 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast

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New Delhi, Apr 8 (ANI): A Patiala House court on Thursday convicted six people for their role in the 1996 Lajpat Nagar blast.

They were convicted under Section 302 and Section 307 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for attempt to murder.

The court will announce the quantum of punishment on April 13.

The court had earlier said it would announce its verdict on April 8.

Earlier on March 18, the court had 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 the 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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