Court verdict on 2008 blasts Aug 8 (Lead)

July 27th, 2011 - 7:26 pm ICT by IANS  

Jodhaa Akbar Mumbai, July 27 (IANS) A Mumbai court will Aug 8 deliver its verdict in cases related to two blasts in Maharashtra’s Thane and Raigad districts in 2008 in which six people, some allegedly linked to Hindu group Sanatan Sanstha, are the accused.

Though there were no deaths in the two incidents, several people were injured in the low intensity blasts.

On Feb 20, 2008, there was a bomb blast in Cineraj Cinema at Panvel town in Raigad district where Hindi film “Jodhaa Akbar” was being screened.

On June 4, an explosion took place in Thane’s Gadkari Rangayatan where Marathi film “Amhi Pachpute” - which allegedly depicted Hindu gods in an objectionable manner - was being screened.

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) arrested six people and charged them under penal provisions for attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy and provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Explosives Substances Act.

The accused are: Ramesh Gadkari, Mangesh Nikam, Vikram Bhave, Santosh Angre, Haribhau Divekar and Hemant Chalke.

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