UP govt's plea to drop cases against HuJI militants rejected

Last Updated: Fri, May 10, 2013 18:11 hrs

Barabanki, Uttar Pradesh, May 10 (IBNS): A local court in Uttar Pradesh on Friday rejected the state government's plea to withdraw terror cases against two alleged Harkat-ul- Jihadi-al-Islami (HuJI) operatives who were arrested in connection 2007 Gorakhpur blast case.

The arrested operatives are Tariq Kasmi and Khalid Mujahid.

Special Sessions Judge (SC/ST) Kalpana Mishra rejected the state government´s application to withdraw cases against the two accused.

The state government´s had moved the application on Apr 24.

The court said the withdrawal of cases against the two are not possible at this point as the trial is moving towards the end.

Six people were injured in a blast at Golghar crossing in Gorakhpur on May 2007.

The Special Task Force of the Uttar Pradesh Police had arrested the two alleged HuJI operatives with explosives near the Barabanki Railway Station

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