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train-kanyakumariThe Supreme Court on Wednesday acquitted four of the 16 accused in the 1993 Rajdhani train blasts case.

The judgment was delivered by a Bench comprising Justices FML Kalifulla and UU Lalit.

The case dates back to 1993, when trains including a Rajdhani Express were targeted by the accused exactly one year after the Babri Masjid demolition. In 2004, the TADA court had found the accused guilty and sentenced them to life imprisonment.

A .32 bore pistol, four live cartridges, three hand grenades and equal number of fuse were recovered from one of the accussed who was arrested in 2010 possession, he said.

The case was investigated by the CBI and it filed a chargesheet against 15 persons. While 11 were sentenced to life imprisonment, four of them were still absconding,” he said.
He said on the request of the CBI, UP Director General of Police had directed the STF to trace the absconding accused.