SC holds Hizb operative guilty

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court has set aside the acquittal of a Pakistan national, a Hizbul Mujahideen operative who was involved in the serial blasts at Maulana Azad Memorial Stadium in Jammu during Republic Day function in 1995 that had claimed eight lives.

A bench of Justices AK Sikri and UU Lalit, while relying on the confessional statement of Ghulam Nabi given before CBI, said, "the confession of an accused is a substantive piece of evidence and his conviction can be founded on such confession itself."

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