Twenty-two days separated the fates of the 17 alleged SIMI terrorists acquitted by the First Additional Sessions Court, Hubballi, and Mohammed Viqaruddin and his five co-accused, gunned down off the Aleir highway between Warangal and Hyderabad on April 7. The prosecution’s case against the 17 collapsed when the court held that there was no evidence against the men the Karnataka police had accused of being terrorists, and tortured for seven years. Viqaruddin and his companions, also facing