A file photo of Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
A file photo of Ajmer Sharif Dargah. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

Ajmer Dargah blast case: 2 convicts sentenced to life imprisonment

The NIA court on Wednesday sentenced Bhavesh Patel, Devendra Gupta to life imprisonment in Ajmer Sharif Dargah blast case that left 3 dead and 15 others injured in 2007

Jaipur: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Jaipur on Wednesday sentenced Bhavesh Patel and Devendra Gupta to life imprisonment in the Ajmer Sharif Dargah blast case. The magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs10,000 on Patel and 5,000 on Gupta.

The blast on 11 October 2007, in the dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at the time of Roza Iftaar, had left three pilgrims dead and 15 others injured.

On 8 March, the court had convicted Patel, Gupta and Sunil Joshi in the case while acquitting others including Swami Aseemanand. Joshi died soon after the blast.

The case was handed over to the ATS Rajasthan and was later transferred to NIA which re-registered the case with the NIA police station in New Delhi on 6 April 2011.

There were as many as 149 witnesses in the case and 451 documents were examined and the NIA filed three supplementary charge sheets in the case.

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