Patna serial blasts case: 9 SIMI activists convicted

Asia's Tech News Daily

Patna serial blasts case: 9 SIMI activists convicted
© Provided by Hindustan Times A Special NIA court on Wednesday convicted nine out of 10 people accused in the 2013 serial blasts at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan that killed six people and left 90 injured. (Hindustan Times)

A Special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday convicted nine out of 10 people accused in the 2013 serial blasts at Patna’s Gandhi Maidan that killed six people and left 90 injured.

Seven Improvised Explosive devices went off on October 27, 2013, before a rally by Narendra Modi, then the BJP’s prime ministerial candidate.

In its charge sheet, NIA said the accused planned the Patna bombings after they failed to get close to Modi at previous rallies in New Delhi, Chhatisgarh and Uttar Pradesh. The agency claimed that the accused even carried out a dry run of a suicide bombing in Ranchi.

Two of the accused, Imtiyaz Ansari (Gandhi Maidan) and Mohammad Tariq Ajam (Patna Junction), were injured in the incident and revealed the name of the other associates. Ajam died during treatment . Following their revelations, the Bihar police and NIA also managed to solve the Bodh Gaya blasts case. A total of 17 IEDs were found in and around Gandhi Maidan.

In the Bodh Gaya bombings, on July 7, 2013, 10 of the 13 IEDs planted went off, killing five people.

Special PP Lalan Kumar Sinha, who represented NIA in the court, said that the nine accused were convicted under Sections 120b (conspiracy), 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 121 (waging war against the government of India), 121a (conspiracy to commit offences), 201 (causing disappearance of evidence of offence) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC), besides various sections of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Explosives Act and Railways act. He also informed that all the convicts were former Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) activists.

Additional district and sessions judge (XV) of the special NIA court Gurwinder Singh Malhotra held Imtiyaz Ansari, Haider Ali alias Abdullah, Noman Ansari, Umar Siddiqui, Azharuddin Qureshi, Ahmed Hussain, Mohammed Iftekhar Alam, Mohammed Mujibullah Ansari, and Feroz Aslam guilty of planting and detonating the explosions. The 10th accused, Fakruddin, was found innocent due to the lack of evidence.

Malhotra will pronounce the quantum of the sentence on November 1 after hearing the arguments of the prosecution and the defence lawyers.

Sinha said five of the accused have already been convicted in the Bodh Gaya serial bombings case. Haider and Mujibullah were the masterminds of those bombings carried out as revenge for alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.

A minor accused was sentenced on October 12, 2017, for three years by the Juvenile Justice Board after his involvement was found in the multiple blasts at Gandhi Maidan and Bodh Gaya.

Sinha said they have demanded death sentences for the accused. Altogether 187 prosecution witnesses were examined. .

Meanwhile, the families of victims too demanded death penalty for all accused. The widow of Ramnarayan Singh, a resident of Gaurichak in Patna, alleged that despite assurances by the government, she was yet to get either pension or a job as a part of the compensation announced.

Sign on to read the HT ePaper epaper.hindustantimes.com

Internet Explorer Channel Network
Asia's Tech News Daily
News Related

OTHER NEWS

Oelson pleads not guilty to violating protection order

Nov. 30—A man charged with several counts of violating a restraining order entered a plea in Mower County District Court on Monday. William Michael Oleson, 34 William Michael Oelson, 34, ... Read more »

Norwegians should wear face masks more, PM says

FILE PHOTO: Norway‘s incoming Prime Minister and Labour leader Jonas Gahr Stoere at a presentation of the incoming government’s policies, in Hurdal By Terje Solsvik and Gwladys Fouche OSLO (Reuters) ... Read more »

'I don't understand how Ishant got another Test after what he did in England': Former pacer slams 'below-par' Sharma

Not too long ago… in fact a couple of years back, Ishant Sharma was India’s most improved bowler. In the first few years of his Test career, barring a five-wicket-haul ... Read more »

2022 Beijing Winter Games: China concerned about COVID-19 omicron effect on Olympics and Paralympics

© Provided by Zee News China says the omicron variant of the coronavirus is a concern for organizers of the Beijing Winter Olympics but it remains confident the games will ... Read more »

Realme GT 2 Pro launch: Specs, features, design, India price and everything we know so far

Realme GT 2 Pro Realme is set to advance to the flagship smartphone segment with its most premium smartphone, Realme GT 2 Pro. The name of the device was recently ... Read more »

Jacqui Lambie quashes Scott Morrison's new voter ID laws

© Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo The Government has dropped its controversial voter ID laws after securing a deal with Labor. The new laws would have required Australians to ... Read more »

Investigators track ammunition in fatal filmset shooting

The Associated PressFILE – This aerial photo shows the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, N.M., on Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. The person in charge of weapons on the movie ... Read more »

Ex-Gov. Cuomo led others into corruption including his brother Chris: Goodwin

Documents from the New York Attorney General’s office show how former Gov. Andrew Cuomo dragged his associates into corruption. AP Photo/Richard Drew, File For those who needed convincing or a ... Read more »

Free-for-all sends ‘OD'ious message to drug addicts at NYC ‘safe injection sites'

The first officially authorized safe havens for people to use heroin and other narcotics have been cleared to open in New York City in hopes of curbing overdoses. AP Photo/Mary ... Read more »

South Carolina woman gets $10 million after stepping on rusty nail at Walmart

April Jones sued Walmart after she was injured shopping in a main aisle. Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg via Getty Images A South Carolina woman has been awarded $10 million by a ... Read more »

Rikers needed $57 million in emergency repairs amid summer crisis: docs

At least 13 inmates have died at Rikers Island in 2021 alone. Richard Harbus The scandalous collapse of conditions at Rikers Island lockup this summer now has a partial price ... Read more »

Prized Possessions: 4 watch collectors on their favourite timepieces

© Provided by PrestigeOnline watch collectors timepieces hong kong We ask four of Hong Kong’s most avid watch collectors to give us a peek at their favourite timepieces. 4 watch ... Read more »

10 new hotels in Thailand to book for your long-awaited vacation

© Provided by Lifestyle Asia While some hotels are re-opening their doors, these new hotels in Thailand are opening theirs for the first time in 2021. Thailand is home to ... Read more »

Twitter announces BIG change in privacy policy, know how this can fight trolls

© Provided by DNA With Parag Agrawal taking over as the new CEO of Twitter and the exit of co-founder Jack Dorsey, the company seems to be making policy changes. The ... Read more »

Vineet Kumar Singh Ties the Knot With Ruchiraa Gormaray; Anurag Kashyap, Sobhita Dhulipala Send Wishes

© Provided by News18 Actor Vineet Kumar Singh, best known for films like Gangs of Wasseypur, Mukkabaaz, Gold, and Saand Ki Aankh, tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Ruchiraa ... Read more »

‘Bruce Lee assault' — ICMR official explains why Covaxin may have edge against Omicron

© Provided by The Print New Delhi: Little is known about the behaviour of the Omicron variant of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, but it is possible that as a whole virion ... Read more »

Vintage cars show racy past of Iran's toppled royalty

© ATTA KENARE Visitors look at a 1972 MPV automobile by the three famous German car manufactures Mercedes-Benz, Porsche and Volkswagen at the IIran Historical Car Museum Before they were ... Read more »

Woman, 37, dies after being hit by car near supermarket

The collision happened on Monday evening (Joe Giddens/PA) (PA Archive) A woman has died after she was hit by a car near a supermarket. The 37-year-old was crossing Baljaffray Road, ... Read more »

Man killed in Wilmington shooting Tuesday, marking a grim increase in city's gun homicides

Wilmington police investigate after a man was shot and killed on the 800 block of Kirkwood Street shortly before 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 30, 2021. A 22-year-old man was fatally ... Read more »

Officer fired over Rittenhouse donation wants his job back

NORFOLK, Va. – A former Virginia police officer who was fired after donating to a defense fund for Kyle Rittenhouse wants his job back now that a Wisconsin jury acquitted ... Read more »

Petrol, Diesel Price Today: Fuel Becomes Cheaper after Tax Cut, Check Prices in your City

© Provided by News18 Petrol, Diesel Price Today: Fuel Becomes Cheaper after Tax Cut, Check Prices in your City Petrol, Diesel Price Today: Petrol price today remained stable for the ... Read more »

Irked by Anwar Raja's Support for Sasikala, Criticism of Top Brass, AIADMK Shows Former Minister the Door

© Provided by News18 Irked by Anwar Raja’s Support for Sasikala, Criticism of Top Brass, AIADMK Shows Former Minister the Door Just a day ahead of an important working committee ... Read more »

World AIDS Day 2021: From how it is caused to risk factors, all you need to know about disease

© Provided by Firstpost World AIDS Day 2021: From how it is caused to risk factors, all you need to know about disease Every year on 1 December, World AIDS ... Read more »

BTS LA Concert: Jin adds X-factor to day one and two of the Permission To Dance on Stage concert with his creativity and cuteness — watch 'aww'-some videos

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com BTS is making life seem like a dream for all ARMYs who are lucky to attend the Permission To Dance On Stage concerts in Los Angeles. ... Read more »

Jack Leach's Ashes prospects boosted by return of Ben Stokes

© SLC Jack Leach will hope the balance of England’s side works in his favour © SLC The return of Ben Stokes to the England set-up is good news on ... Read more »

Lahir di Denmark, keeper KL City, Kevin Ray jadi sebutan ramai

PENANTIAN selama 32 tahun akhirnya menjadi realiti buat skuad ‘warga kota’! Kuala Lumpur City (KL City) FC mengejutkan juara bertahan, Johor Darul Ta’zim (JDT) dengan mata 2-0 sekali gus merangkul ... Read more »

1,300 sekolah di seluruh negara dianggap tak selamat, kata KPM

© Provided by Free Malaysia Today Sebuah sekolah daif di Sarawak menjalani pembaikan. PETALING JAYA: Terdapat 1,311 sekolah yang dianggap tidak selamat di negara ini, kata Kementerian Pendidikan (KPM). Dalam ... Read more »

Wednesday Wisdom: Shilpa Shetty's latest post about 'the value of work' will inspire the workaholic in you

As a week goes by, one is in the need of some inspiration to go on with their daily work before the weekend arrives. Often, our Btown stars share the ... Read more »

Japan to expand travel ban to some foreigners with resident status

Japan reacts to the new coronavirus Omicron variant TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan on Wednesday said it would expand its travel ban on foreigners entering the nation, preventing those with resident ... Read more »

Frames of art

© Provided by Mid-Day With a sea of yellow in their arms and flowers in a fist, they move ahead. Prayers are sometimes spoken, and otherwise, sung. The singsong march ... Read more »

Rohit Shetty opens up on plans for a female cop universe to join Sooryavanshi, Singham and Simmba – watch EXCLUSIVE VIDEO

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com While Sooryavanshi is still rolling in the moolah at the box office and all eyes are next on Singham 3 after the not-so-subtle hint dropped by ... Read more »

The Power Of The Dog movie review: Fierce, brutal in its own way, and wildly beautiful at end of it all

© Provided by Firstpost The Power Of The Dog movie review: Fierce, brutal in its own way, and wildly beautiful at end of it all Language: English Jane Campion is ... Read more »

Attack: John Abraham & Jacqueline Fernandez to shoot a romantic number in Kochi?

© Provided by Pinkvilla John Abraham, who is currently basking in the success of Satyameva Jayate 2, seems to be on a roll. The actor has a couple of exciting ... Read more »

Amit Sadh tests positive for COVID-19: ‘Will come back stronger'

© Provided by Firstpost Amit Sadh tests positive for COVID-19: ‘Will come back stronger’ Actor Amit Sadh said that he has tested positive for coronavirus. In a post on Instagram, ... Read more »

Year Ender: Take A Peek Inside Bollywood Weddings Of 2021

The year 2021 has been an incredible one for B-town. It witnessed some of the most spectacular weddings, which fascinated us all. Take a look at the celebrity weddings of ... Read more »

Bigg Boss 15: Umar Riaz-Rashami Desai or Karan Kundrra-Tejasswi Prakash - which is your favourite jodi? Vote now

© Provided by BollywoodLife.com The competition in the controversial reality show Bigg Boss 15 is getting more serious day-by-day. With the entry of 5 wildcard contestants which includes Rakhi Sawant ... Read more »

BCCI puts team selection for South Africa tour on hold

© Provided by The Times of India NEW DELHI: The Indian cricket board (BCCI) has put a hold on the selection meeting for the upcoming tour of South Africa. TOI ... Read more »

Red Sox could have massive plan still in place after Baez signs with Tigers

© Provided by Fansided After Javier Baez agreed to a multi-year contract with the Detroit Tigers, there is a chance the Boston Red Sox have a massive fallback plan. All ... Read more »

Peru archeologists find mummy up to 1,200 years old

© Cris BOURONCLE The mummy is unusual because the man is bound, with his hands covering his face Archeologists in Peru working on a site in the outskirts of the ... Read more »

China's Taiwan jet incursions at second-highest level in November

© Handout A Taiwanese F-16 fighter jet flying next to a Chinese H-6 bomber (top) in Taiwan’s airspace Chinese warplanes made 159 incursions into Taiwan’s air defence zone in November ... Read more »
On free-english-test.com you will find lots of free English exam practice materials to help you improve your English skills: grammar, listening, reading, writing, ielts, toeic