2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case: Two convicted, sentenced to life imprisonment

Dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti. (Image source: Wikipedia) Photograph:( Others )

WION New Delhi Mar 22, 2017, 07.04 AM (IST)

The special National Investigation Agency(NIA) court has convicted Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case.

Both Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel have been sentenced to life imprisonment by the special NIA court.

On March 8, the NIA court had acquitted RSS leader Swami Aseemanand and six others in the Ajmer blast case.

The case refers to an explosion which had taken place inside the famous Sufi shrine of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti on October 11, 2007. The blast killed three people and injured several others.

The magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs10,000 on Devendra Patel and Rs 5,000 on Bhavesh Gupta.

The case was handed over to ATS Rajasthan and was later transferred to NIA which re-registered the case on April 6, 2011.

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

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Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel have been sentenced to life imprisonment by the special NIA court (WION)

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(WION with agency inputs)