Union Ministry of Home Affairs has issued the following statement regarding
number of major terror incident cases solved by investigating agencies.
attention has been drawn to a statement made by the spokesperson of a political
party that no case of terror has been solved by the investigating agencies in
the last eight years.
We have compiled a list of major terrorist
incidents since May, 2000. Major
terrorist incident is defined as a case where at least some persons have
Since May, 2000 there have been 46 major
terrorist incidents. Of these, all but 7
cases have been solved. In 9 cases,
convictions have been obtained. In the
remaining 30 cases, charge sheets have been filed in 29 cases and trial has
commenced in 19 cases. Two cases ended
in acquittal and appeals have been preferred.
Of the 7 “unsolved” cases, four cases are
close to being solved.
The recent busting of an IM module has
revealed that the said module was responsible for the following incidents:
(i) 13.2.2010 - Bomb
blast at German Bakery, Pune
(ii) 17.4.2010 - Bomb blast near Chinnaswamy
(iii) 19.9.2010 - Shoot out and blast near Jama Masjid, Delhi
(iv) 13.7.2011 - Serial bomb
blasts in Mumbai
regards the German Bakery case, one charge sheet has been filed, one of the
accused is facing trial, and six accused have been declared absconders.
It is also pertinent to point out that some
cases are being reinvestigated/further investigated. In this category fall the
(i) 08.09.2006 – Bomb blast in Malegaon,
– Bomb blast in Samjhauta Express, Haryana
– Bomb blast in Mecca Masjid, Andhra Pradesh
(iv) 11.10.2007 – Bomb blast in Ajmer Shariff Dargah, Rajasthan
– Bomb blast in Malegaon, Maharashtra
(vi) 29.09.2008 – Bomb blast in Modassa, Gujarat
NIA has arrested Nabakumar Sarkar @ Swami Aseemanand, Lokesh Sharma, Devender Gupta and some others. Recently, NIA has arrested Kamal Chouhan and it is expected
that more arrests will be made leading to the solving of the above cases.
The facts stated above will make it clear that the
Government and the investigating agencies are sparing no effort to solve every
terror case and bring the perpetrators to justice.”