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Ajmer Blast Case: Two, Including Former RSS Leader Get Life Terms

The magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Patel and 5,000 on Gupta.

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A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Wednesday sentenced Bhavesh Patel and Devendra Gupta to life in jail for their conviction in the Ajmer Dargah blast case.

The magistrate also imposed a fine of Rs 10,000 on Patel and 5,000 on Gupta.

The blast on 11 October 2007, in the dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at the time of Roza Iftaar, had left three pilgrims dead and 17 others injured.

On 8 March, the court had convicted Patel, Gupta and Sunil Joshi in the case while acquitting others including Swami Aseemanand. Sunil Joshi died soon after the blast.

The case was handed over to the ATS Rajasthan and was later transferred to NIA which re-registered the case with the NIA police station in New Delhi on 6 April 2011.

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

Video Editor: Mohd Irshad Alam

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