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Court finds 3 guilty in bus burning case

Kochi: The NIA court has found Thadiyantavide Nazeer, Sabir, Thajuddin guilty of Tamil Nadu Government bus burning case at Kalamassery.

The court will deliver the sentence on Monday in the case related to the incident that occurred on September 9, 2005 demanding release of PDP leader Abdul Nazar Madani from Coimbatore jail where he was put in connection with Coimbatore serial blast case in 1998.

The bus, going from Ernakulam KSRTC  to Salem, was hijacked at gunpoint.
After making passengers deboard the bus, it was set on fire by spraying petrol on it at about 9.30 pm.

The NIA had taken evidence from eight persons including the driver of the bus which was added to the chargesheet in 2010.

NIA had recorded the statement of 31 passengers. But the statement went missing.

The trial began only in 2019.
Thadiyantavide Nazeer, who is accused in a number of cases, is the accused number one.

The gun allegedly used for hijacking the bus is still untraceable. Madani’s wife Sufiya Madani accused number 10.

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