2002 Mumbai bus bombing

At 18:45 IST on Monday, 2 December 2002, a bomb placed under a seat of a B.E.S.T. bus exploded near the busy Ghatkopar station. The bomb was placed in the rear of a bus near the station and killed two people and injured over 50. Ghatkopar being the final stop, all the passengers in the bus had just alighted and passengers for the return trip had not yet entered the bus. The people who were killed were in the busy station area.[1][2][3]

1st Ghatkopar Bus Bombing
LocationMumbai, India
Coordinates19°03′N 72°33′E / 19.05°N 72.55°E / 19.05; 72.55
Date2 December 2002
18:45 IST (UTC+05:30)
Attack type

Later, the police defused an unexploded bomb from another BEST bus in SEEPZ industrial area at Andheri.[1][4]

The police arrested several young men for the blast. All were acquitted in the subsequent trial.[3] One of the arrested Khwaja Yunus, allegedly escaped from the police custody and jumped into a gorge. Khwaja Yunus was alleged to have died in police custody of torture and that his body was disposed in the gorge by the police.[5][6] The accused policemen were being tried in a fast-track court.[7][needs update]

This was the first in a series of five bombings against the city within a period of less than nine months. Other bombings included:

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  1. ^ a b 3 killed in Mumbai blast The Hindu,3 December 2002. Retrieved on 31 July 2013
  2. ^ Blast outside Ghatkopar station in Mumbai, 2 killed Rediff 2 December 2002, Retrieved on 31 July 2013
  3. ^ a b Ghatkopar blast: All accused acquitted Rediff, 11 June 2005, Retrieved on 1 August 2013
  4. ^ "Heena, the Ghatkopar heroine, is no more". The Telegraph (India). 12 June 2005. Archived from the original on 11 September 2006. Retrieved 14 February 2024.
  5. ^ Khwaja Yunus: HC relief for 10 cops, but state told to pay Rs20 lakh DNA 11 April 2012, Retrieved on 1 Aug 2013
  6. ^ Ghatkopar blast case: Khwaja Yunus died of cold water, reveals encounter specialist India Today, 1 March 2012, Retrieved on 1 August 2013
  7. ^ Samervel, Rebecca (9 January 2013). "Court to hear Khwaja Yunus case on January 18". The Times of India. Retrieved 4 November 2018.