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Bihar: All 5 accused in 2013 Bodhgaya blast found guilty by Patna court; quantum of sentence on May 31

On 7 July 2013, a series of ten bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bodh Gaya.

Reported by: India TV News Desk, Patna [ Updated: May 25, 2018 12:17 IST ]
Image Source : AP

File photo inside the Mahabodhi Temple complex where the blasts took place. (Photo/AP)

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court in Patna on Friday convicted five Indian Mujahideen militants in the Bodh Gaya serial blasts case of 2013. 

The court fixed May 31 as the date for pronouncement of the quantum of sentence.

Special NIA judge Manoj Kumar Sinha held all the five accused - Imtiyaz Ansari, Haider Ali, Mujib Ullah, Omair Siddiqui and Azharuddin Qureishi - guilty in the case under various sections of the Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activity (Prevention) Act and the Explosives Act. 

On 7 July 2013, a series of ten bombs exploded in and around the Mahabodhi Temple complex, a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Bodh Gaya. Five people, including two Buddhist monks, were injured in the blasts. Three other devices were defused by bomb-disposal squads at a number of locations in Gaya.

On 4 November 2013, the National Investigation Agency (NIA) announced that the Indian Mujahideen was responsible for the bombings.

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