Court blasts: UP govt seeks legal opinion

Last Updated: Sun, Apr 15, 2012 17:12 hrs

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said his government was sought legal opinion in order to withdraw terror cases against the accused of the 2007 serial blast case in Lucknow and Faizabad court premises.

Akhilesh said the Samajwadi Party-led government would fulfill promises made in the poll manifesto and grant freedom to the four Muslim youths who were ´falsely implicated ´ under terror charges.

Akhtar, Khalid Mujahid, Tariq Qasmi and Sajjadur Rehman are the four accused for whom the government has sought legal opinions.

The Special Task Force arrested two suspected Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami (HuJI) terrorists, Tariq Qasmi and Khalid Mujahid, in December 2007.

Akhilesh visited Faizabad on Sunday to attend the reception party of SP MLA Tej Narain Pandey.

Serial blasts occurred near Lucknow and Faizabad district courts on November 23, 2007.

Five people were killed in the Faizabad blasts.

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