2013 Bodh Gaya blasts: Patna court finds all 5 accused guilty

WION Web Team
Delhi, India Published: May 25, 2018, 12:27 PM(IST)

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Maha Bodhi temple, situated in the holy city of Bodh Gaya, was jolted by a series of bomb blasts on July 7, 2013

According to reports, all five accused in the 2013 Bodh Gaya bombings were found guilty by a special Patna court on Friday. The accused belonged to the terror group Indian Mujahideen.

The convicts will be sentenced at the next hearing which is scheduled for May 31.

Maha Bodhi temple, situated in the holy city of Bodh Gaya, was jolted by a series of bomb blasts on July 7, 2013. Five people, including two Buddhist monks, were injured in the incident.

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The temple assumes great significance to Buddhists owing to the belief that Lord Buddha attained enlightenment at the spot. The temple is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

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