CBI ARRESTS AN ABSCONDING ACCUSED IN A CASE RELATING TO BOMB BLAST AT THE MADRAS HEAD QUARTER OF A SOCIAL ORGANISATION
New Delhi, 05.01.2018
The Central Bureau of Investigation has today arrested an absconding accused in a case relating to Bomb Blast at the Madras Head Quarter of a social organisation. The accused was absconding since last 24 years.
CBI registered a case on the request of Tamilnadu Government and taken over the investigation of the case from State Police which was earlier registered at their Chetpet Police Station & later transferred to CB-CID, Chennai. The incident happened on 08.08.1993 at about 1.45 p.m. when a powerful bomb blast occurred in the State Hqrs, building of a social organisation at M.V.Naidu Street, Chetpet, Madras resulting in the death of 11 persons and injury to 7 others with extensive damage to the building.
After completion of investigation, CBI had filed charge sheets against 18 accused persons u/s. 120-B r/w 302, 324, 326, 419, 436, 201, 153-A, 109 & 34 of IPC, Sec.9 B(1)(b) of Explosives Act, Sec. 3,4,5 and 6 of Explosives Substances Act and Sec. 3 (1), 3(2), 3(3) & 3(4) of TADA(P) Act, 1987. The said absconder, who was instrumental in procuring explosive substances for the terrorist attack and in arranging hideouts for the prime accused in the incident, in various places, was absconding right from the stage of investigation. Since he could not be traced out even after strenuous efforts, the TADA Court, Chennai, on 05.01.1994, ordered Proclamation against him. On 21.6.2007, the Special Judge, TADA Court-II, Chennai, pronounced judgment against the remaining accused persons convicting 11 and acquitting 4 and charges abated against two accused persons, who had died. The trial was pending against the absconding accused.
The arrested accused will be produced before the Designated Court, Chennai.