Today, the Patiala House court will articulate judgment in 2005 Delhi serial blasts case in which more than 60 people were killed and approximately 100 were injured that shocked Delhi on the eve of Diwali in 2005. The court was planned to announce the order on Monday but supplementary Sessions Judge Reetesh Singh delayed it until 16th February.
The blast took place at crammed full areas of Sarojini Nagar market, Paharganj and Kalkaji killing 60 people and injuring almost 100 on 29th October 2005. The bomb blast in these areas was so extreme that an eyewitness alleged to media ‘it was like people in flames walking all around us, their clothes were torn off. Men and Women were walking blazing in a semi-nude condition with burn injuries all over their bodies. All that we shopkeepers did was to enfold bed sheets around the victims’.
The primary thing the Delhi Police officers who hurried to the shop number S21, Shyam Juice Corner, where the bomb was kept found that the blast was bizarrely vociferous and demoralizing. One of the investigators alleged that ‘The Improvised Explosive Device contained high explosives which were activated by a time delay mechanism’. Laboratory test proved that RDX was used to impose maximum harm and in Delhi which follows Punjabi and north Indians, a festive tradition as Diwali is the biggest occurrence of the year.
Sensing the sensitivity of the event the government transferred the blasts cases to a Special Cell headed by Deputy Commissioner of police Ajay Kumar. The cell handles solemn crimes, terrorism and counter-terrorism cases. After the blasts, an immense operation was launched to track down the schemers, executors, and accomplices of the crime. An extraordinarily high number of cell phone discussions were seized.
Tariq Ahmed Dar, Mohammed Hussain Fazili, and Mohammad Rafiq Shah are facing assessment in the case. A Kashmiri mastermind Dar was arrested in Dhaka by an exceptional police branch and deported in 2007 in linking with the 2005 Delhi Bomb Blasts and for his alleged associations with the Lashkar- e-Taiba. He was unconfined three months afterward by the Tis Hazari Court after the Delhi Police botched to file a charge sheet him. Above and beyond facing the charge in Sarojini Nagar market blast in which 60 people were killed and over 100 were injured. Dar was also a primary accused in Paharganj and Kalakaji blast which took place the same day.
Later, on the basis of his call details that allegedly proved that he was in touch with Lashkar e Taiba operatives, the Delhi Police charge sheeted him. Besides facing the charge in Sarojini Nagar Market blast which took place the same day. Court has enclosed charges adjacent to the Dar and the additional two for waging war against the state, scheming, gathering arms, murder and attempt to murder. As per the reports, the court had previously clubbed the three blasts cases for the recording of substantiation but it enclosed the charges separately against the indicted.
Three days before Diwali on 29th October 2005, a young bearded man in the blue baseball cap boarded DTC’s Outer Mudrika service and placed his satchel under the seat. Around 5.25 PM in Delhi’s Paharganj area, the primary bag and exploded and killed 18. The second blast took place near a bus in Govindpuri area at 6.00 PM. After 5 minutes the third blast took place in Delhi’s busy market Sarojini Nagar. The Pakistani-based Islamist terrorist organization, the Islamic Revolutionary Front or Islamic Inquilab Mahaz claimed responsibility for the Delhi terrorist attacks.