New Delhi: Giving detailed rebuttal to the Opposition charges of failure in solving terror cases, Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday said that out of the 46 terrorist incidents from 2000-2011, the ministry has solved 39 cases  while in four cases the investigation is on the verge of completion. He further informed that only three cases are pending with the ministry.
 
According to the ministry, since May, 2000 there have been 46 major terrorist incidents. Out of these, 7 have been solved while in 9 cases, convictions have been obtained. In the remaining 30 cases, chargesheets have been filed in 29 cases and even trial has commenced in 19 cases. Two cases ended in acquittal and appeals have been preferred.

Of the seven unsolved cases, four are almost close to being solved. The three unsolved cases ;pertain to 2006 twin blasts in Delhi's Jama Masjid ,2008 blast in Mehrauli and 2010 blast in Varanasi.

The statement released by the ministry mentions about the Indian Mujahideen( IM) module busted recently. It said that the IM group was responsible for the blasts in Chinnaswamy stadium, (2010) shootout and blast near Jama Masjid, (2011) serial blasts in Mumbai and 2010 Pune's German Bakery blast.

"As regards the German Bakery case, one charge sheet has been filed. One of the accused is facing trial while six accused have been declared absconders," the statement said.
   
The BJP had recently alleged that the government has failed to solve terror incidents and expressed concerns over the terror attacks in different parts of the country.

In a statement, the Home Ministry said six terror cases -- 2006 Malegaon blast, 2007 bombing in Samjhauta Express, Hyderabad's Mecca Masjid and Ajmer dargah and 2008 explosions in Malegaon and Modassa -- are being reinvestigated and one of them (Modassa) is on the verge of being solved.

"Recently, NIA has arrested Kamal Chouhan and it is expected that more arrests will be made leading to solving of the above cases," the statement said.

Chauhan, a disgruntled RSS worker arrested by the NIA on Sunday, claimed he had planted bombs on board Samjhauta Express that left 68 people, claiming lives of mostly Pakistanis.

(JPN/Bureau
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