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Bodh Gaya blast case: All 5 Indian Mujahideen terrorists awarded life imprisonment by NIA court

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.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, Patna [ Updated: June 01, 2018 12:43 IST ]

Bodh Gaya blasts

A National Investigation Agency (NIA) court awarded life sentence to all five convicts in Bodh Gaya blast case. The special court had on May 25 convicted five Indian Mujahideen militants in the 2013 serial blasts case. 

Special NIA judge Manoj Kumar Sinha had 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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