Human Rights

SC lets off 3 in RSS office attack case

New Delhi: Supreme Court on 6 December ordered the release of three persons facing life imprisonment in RSS Chennai office blast case. RSS office in Chennai was blown up in the year 1993 that killed 11 persons and injured five and it was seen as a post Babri violence. A bench of Justice B Sudershan Reddy and Justice S S Nijjar said the prosecution could not provide enough evidence to establish the guilt of Abubucker Siqqique, M P Rafiq Ahamed and Hyder Ali in blowing up the building in Chennai in retaliation for the Babri Masjid demolition in 1992. According to SC ruling, “Prosecution could only prove that the appellants had procured gelatine and detonators. But traces of the said explosives couldn’t be found from the scene... Thus there is clearly no evidence to link the appellants with the explosion.” These three have been acquitted after 17 years on a simple discrepancy in forensic evidence.

MG Newsdesk

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 1-15 January 2011 on page no. 11

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