Two British nationals, both aged 27, also charged in the case, were cleared of all the allegations after court found them innocent
But the 10 youth who were picked up after a suicide bomb blast at the city police Task Force headquarters in October 2003 had to spend nearly 13 years in prison before the 7th Metropolitan magistrate R Srinivas Rao found them innocent
Parvez Ahmad and Mushtaq Ahmad Kanjwal were recently released from Indian jail after court found them innocent
. However, they spent as many as seven years in jail for no fault of their.
In the original trial the soldiers were found guilty and given 12 months hard labour but the pupils found them innocent
It is the duty of the government and if they found them innocent
, they should be sent back to their families," said Vrinda Grover, Delhi-based Human Rights lawyer and an APDP activist.