Panipat blast accused Abdul Karim Tunda on Thursday was acquitted by Panipat court due to the lack of evidence. Tuna had been accused in the bomb blast of a private bus of the Kolakha Society Trust in February 1997. The blast had resulted in the death of a woman , while at east a dozen had been reported severely injured. Tunda was accused of being a Lashkar-e-Taiba bomb expert who was of being involved in nearly 40 bomb blasts.
Earlier, Tunda had also been discharged by the Delhi High Court in March due to the lack of evidence along with 3 other accused in a case where he had been accused of helping Pakistani and Bangladeshi terrorists sneak into the country in 1997. The 74-year-old was one of the 20 terrorists, whom India had asked Pakistan to hand over following the 26/11 Mumbai serial bomb blasts. he had been discharged as there was no prima facie evidence to proceed with the case against him.
Tunda had been attacked by two of his inmates in the Karnal Jail. He had been brought to the jail on Tuesday for his appearance in Panipat court. It was reported by IE that he had gotten into an argument with the two inmates, who had later tried to strangle him. However, he had suffered only minor injuries as the jail staff rescued him. The police said that a murder case had been ;launched against the two inmates.