Four men sentenced to death by a trial court for nine serial blasts in Jaipur in May 2008 have been acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court. The blasts killed 71 people and more than 170 were injured.
According to the reports, the four men were acquitted because the evidence were not sufficient and mistakes in investigation.
The sessions court on August 8, 2020 had convicted the men with death penalty for nine ammonium-nitrate based bomb blasts in Jaipur that went off in the span of only 25 minutes between 7:20 pm to 7:45 pm on May 13, 2008.
The four accused named Mohammad Sarvar, 36, Saif-Ur-Rahman, 36, Mohammad Saif, 32 and Salman, 24 were found guilty under the sections of Explosive Substances Act, UAPA, murder, attempt to murder and voluntarily causing hurt by dangerous weapons or means.
Meanwhile, two-judge bench headed by Justices Sameer Jain and Pankaj Bhandari on Wednesday set aside the ruling.
Advocate Syed Saadat Ali, who represented the four accused said, the Rajasthan HC ruled out the charges levelled against the four men because there were no evidence to prove them guilty. One of them was even a juvenile in 2008 but was still prosecuted, he added.