2000 Sabarmati Express blast: Former AMU scholar acquitted

first_img “The court of Additional Sessions Judge M.A. Khan acquitted both the accused of all the charges as the prosecution could not establish any of the charges levelled against them,” advocate M.S. Khan said over phone.Mr. Wani, who was arrested by the Delhi Police in 2001 allegedly with explosives and incriminating material, is a resident of Peeparkari area of Srinagar and is currently lodged in a Lucknow jail.The blast was carried out on Independence Day eve when the train was on its way from Muzaffarpur to Ahmedabad. Nine people were killed in the blast. SC pulls up trial court in Sabarmati train blasts case Former Aligarh Muslim University scholar Gulzar Ahmed Wani was on Saturday acquitted by a Barabanki court of the charge of orchestrating a blast in Sabarmati Express in 2000.According to the counsel for the accused, the court freed Mr. Wani and co-accused Mobin due to lack of evidence.Also Readlast_img read more

The NCAA is (still) investigating the Sports Illustrated story

first_imgIt’s only been, what, 10 months?Brett McMurphy reported on Monday that the NCAA is still looking into the claims Sports Illustrated levied upon Oklahoma State last fall which it actually began doing before the five-part series came out.That’s not exactly breaking news because this is the same internal investigation about which Mike Holder said this last week:“I’m tired of writing checks for that investigation and whatever is going on out there,” said Holder. “I had to stay out of it completely.“I am excluded from the loop on purpose and our compliance officer (Kevin Fite) reports directly to the President and there is a reason for that. I anxiously await like everyone else what Chuck Smrt and the NCAA have uncovered in their investigation.”What he means is Boone is tired of writing checks but yeah, all the same.I’m sure the report will be totally fair and balanced because the NCAA has such a strong history of being on the same page as we are.The news here is that OSU expects all this to be over soon (kind of). From McMurphy’s report:“The inquiry continues and it is hoped that it will conclude within the next few months,” a university spokesman told ESPN. “The university anticipates releasing a report after the NCAA concludes its process. Since it is an ongoing inquiry conducted in cooperation with the NCAA, the university is unable to comment further at this time.”Welcome back to football season!If you’re looking for the comments section, it has moved to our forum, The Chamber. You can go there to comment and holler about these articles, specifically in these threads. You can register for a free account right here and will need one to comment.If you’re wondering why we decided to do this, we wrote about that here. Thank you and cheers!last_img read more