The Sonipat Court on Tuesday pronounced life sentence for 1996 Sonipat bomb blasts convict Lashkar-e-Taiba bomb maker Abdul Karim Tund. The Court also asked Tunda to pay Rs 50,000 each in u/s 307, 120 B & section 3 of Explosive Substances Act.
Tunda, is accused of masterminding 40 related terror cases. He was on Monday convicted of triggering two bomb blasts in Sonipat more than 20 years ago.
On December 28, 1996 the blasts had gone off - one in the market area not far from the Sonipat bus stand and another near a cinema in which 12 people were injured, seven of them seriously. However, all the victims had survived. This was followed by blasts in Rohtak and Panipat soon after.
Tunda, 75, was among the 20 terrorists that India had asked Pakistan to hand over post the 26/11 attacks in Mumbai. He was arrested by Delhi police from India-Nepal border at Banbasa on August 16, 2013.
Tunda is also suspected to be involved in raising funds for the terror group in the Middle East and is also said to have forged ties with Dawood Ibrahim's network. He was also allegedly responsible for a series of blasts in the country including the 1993 Mumbai train blasts and the blasts between 1996 and 1997.