2013 Bodh Gaya blasts case: Special NIA court awards life imprisonment to all five convicts, fines Rs 50,000 each
Five Indian Mujahideen militants, convicted by a special National Investigative Agency court in the 2013 Bodh Gaya blasts case, were sentenced to life imprisonment today.
The pronouncement of the quantum of sentence for the five individuals convicted in the 2013 Bodh Gaya serial blast case was deferred to Friday.
“Year 2013 witnessed four bomb blast cases. Hyderabad, Bangalore, Bodh Gaya and Patna suffered... I am happy to say that Bangalore, Bodh Gaya and Patna blast cases have been solved,” Sushilkumar Shinde said.
The BJP on Friday criticised Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for delaying in the formation of the Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and alleged that the serial blasts in the city and Bodh Gaya would have been averted had the state government formed the unit much earlier.
After serial bomb blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya, Bihar is set to have its own Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) and the state government has appointed its first inspector general (IG), officials said Friday.
A notice for property attachment was put up on Monday at the home of fugitive Indian Mujahideen (IM) operative Tahseen Akhtar alias Monu, who is considered mastermind of the serial blasts in Patna and Bodh Gaya.
Sparking a controversy, Leader of Opposition in Gujarat Assembly Shankarsinh Vaghela has alleged that RSS and BJP are using Muslims to carry out terror attacks in the country, drawing a sharp response from BJP which accused Congress of making "wild allegations".
The Bihar government has begun the process of setting up an Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said on Monday.
The unemployed youths, in the age group of 20-25 years, have been remanded to 14 days judicial custody by Chief Judicial Magistrate Amar Jyoti Shrivastava on Friday.
One of the witnesses in Bodh Gaya blasts, who was reported missing by National Investigating Agency (NIA) on October 30, returned to his home in Darbhanga on Friday.
CNN-IBN reported that the NIA had recovered a chart during a raid at Ranchi lodge on Monday with the details of those who had planted bombs that caused the blasts in Bodh Gaya.
Timer watch, procured in bulk from a shop in Guwahati, was again used in the seven blasts yesterday when Modi was addressing a political rally in Gandhi Maidan at Patna in which six people were killed and over 80 injured, official sources said.
Arrested Indian Mujahideen co-founder Yasin Bhatkal is suspected to be involved in a number of lethal bombings and terror strikes of which the most prominent are: * Nov 23, 2007: Six consecutive blasts in Uttar Pradesh. More than 15 people killed. * May 13, 2008: A series of nine synchronised bombs explode in Jaipur within a span of 15 minutes
The NIA chief's meeting is taking place on a day when co-founder of Indian Mujahideen Yasin Bhatkal and his associate have been nabbed by a team of Bihar police and NIA from Indo-Nepal border in Raxual in East Champaran district.
A special team of CISF experts has completed the security and manpower analysis of the Bodh Gaya temple in Bihar as it prepares to deploy armed personnel there in the aftermath of the recent terror attack
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, in a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has reiterated his request for CISF security at Bodh Gaya Buddhist shrine, scene of 7 July terror attack.
The sketches, including one of a foreigner, have been distributed among the public, particularly rickshaw-pullers, auto-rickshaw drivers and local civic body members.
The court has been established in the Patna civil court, said the official who is assisting the National Investigation Agency's probe into the 7 July terror attack.