With the killing of 8 SIMI activists in an encounter in Bhopal on Monday, the 2014 twin blasts case at the Chennai Central railway station will soon be shut. All the three accused in the case are now dead.
Of the 8 SIMI activists were shot dead in Bhopal, two were accused in the Chennai central blast case. The third accused was killed in another encounter in Andhra Pradesh in 2015, reports The Times of India.
On May 1, 2014, a woman died and 14 people were injured when two bombs blew up in the Bangalore Guwahati tri-weekly express at Chennai central railway station. The blast happened when the train reached station at 7:15am. On that day, Swathi Parachuri, an engineer with TCS in Bangalore, was on her way to her native town of Guntur in Andhra Pradesh. While she was in Bangalore-Guwahati express, which had pulled into the central station two hours late, the twin blasts happened on platform no. 9, killing her.
One accused in the case, Aijajudeen was killed in an encounter on April 4, 2015 at Suryapet in Telangana and other two Zakir Hussain and Mehboob died on Monday in Bhopal encounter. Both Zakir and Mehboob had escaped from the Khandwa prison in Madhya Pradesh in 2013.