New Delhi: National Investigation Agency (NIA) approached the Supreme Court after Kerala High Court acquitted Thadiyantavide Nazeer and Shafas in the Kozhikode twin blast case. NIA filed an appeal in the apex court claiming there is substantial evidence against the accused in the case. The court will hear NIA's appeal on September 12.
Earlier, the NIA court had sentenced Thadiyantavide Nazeer to a triple life sentence and a double life sentence for Shafas. However, the high court acquitted the accused citing lack of evidence. NIA claimed the accused played a part in the conspiracy behind the bomb explosion.
According to NIA, the accused planned and executed the bomb blast as revenge for the court's refusal to grant bail to those involved in the 2005 Marad case. On 2006 March 3, bomb blasts rocked the KSRTC bus stand and Moffusil Bus Stand in Kozhikode. The case was first investigated by local police and later handed over to the NIA.