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New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) said on Thursday that it had filed a supplementary chargesheet in the case relating to the blasts at Bodh Gaya in Bihar, on 7 July 2013.

The chargesheet was filed against the accused Haider Ali, Mujibullah and Taufique Ansari in a special court in Patna, the agency said.

NIA had earlier filed a chargesheet against Umer Siddiqui, Azharuddin Qureshi and Imtiyaz Ansari in May.

“It has established through scientific investigation that accused Haider Ali and Umer Siddiqui, who were SlMI (Students Islamic Movement of India) incharge of Jharkhand and Chhattisgarh respectively, conspired with other co-conspirators to target the Buddhist site to avenge the alleged atrocities on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar," the NIA said in a release.

“In pursuance to this conspiracy Haider Ali and his associates undertook five reconnaissance trips to Bodh Gaya to observe the security arrangements and decide the exact places where bombs were to be planted. The accused then procured material from different places and prepared cylinder bombs and executed the serial blasts. The scientific investigation which includes forensic analysis and DNA finger printing has established the involvement of the arrested persons in the case," the release said.

“Haider Ali and his associates were members of SlMI (a banned terror organisation) who had been motivating and recruiting young boys from Ranchi and other places by way of lectures and showing Jihadi videos related to alleged atrocities on Muslims across the world including on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar," the agency further said.

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