KOCHI: The Nationwide Investigation Company (NIA) courtroom right here has awarded six-year imprisonment to an accused within the sensational 2005 bus torching case after he pleaded responsible earlier than the graduation of the trial.
Curiously, Ok A Anoop of Vedimara in Ernakulam district — the ninth accused — shall be out of jail subsequent 12 months as he was arrested in 2016 and he’ll full six years of jail time period in 2022. The courtroom additionally imposed a tremendous of `1.6 lakh on him.
“Anoop pleading responsible shall be beneficial to NIA. One of many accused who was the important thing a part of the conspiracy and took half within the incident has thus accepted the crime. The trial within the case is but to start as among the accused are dealing with trial within the Bengaluru blast case,” sources mentioned.
PDP chief Abdul Nasar Madani’s spouse Sufiya is the tenth accused within the case. Anoop was arrested in April 2016, when he was getting back from Abu Dhabi, the place he was residing after the Kalamassery incident. He had filed a number of bail petitions. On September 9, 2005, a TNSTC bus was set on fireplace in retaliation to Madani’s extended detention within the Coimbatore blast case.