Akshardham case: Gujarat HC order likely tomorrow

Ahmedabad, May 31: The Gujarat High Court is likely to pronounce its order on appeals tomorrow in the Akshardham terror attack case of 2002 in which a lower court has awarded capital punishment to three convicts.

On July 1, 2006, special POTA court judge Sonia Gokani had sentenced to death Adam Ajmeri, Shan Miya alias Chand Khan from Bareilly and Mufti Abdul Qayyum Mansuri.

While a local youth from Dariapur in the city, Mohammed Salim Shaikh was sentenced to life imprisonment, one Abdulmiyan Qadri was given a 10-year term and Altaf Hussain was handed down five-year imprisonment.

A division bench of Justices R M Doshit and K M Thakar is likely to give judgement on the appeals of the six convicts.

Following the judgement, the government had also moved the High Court for confirmation of death sentence.

Hearing in both the matters continued simultaneously and concluded in April 2008.