News Desk, Amar Ujala, Patna
Published by: Sanjeev Kumar Jha
Wednesday, 27 October 2021 09:37 AM IST Updated
Eight years ago, on the same day (October 27) in 2013, a series of blasts rocked Prime Minister Modi’s rally at Gandhi Maidan in Patna.
Prime Minister Modi (file photo)
– Photo: PTI
Listen to the news
The minor accused were acquitted
The accused were identified as Numan Ansari, Haider Ali alias Black Beauty, Mohammad Mujibullah Ansari, Omar Siddiqui, Azharuddin Qureshi, Ahmed Hussain, Fakhruddin, Mohammad Iftekar Alam and a minor. On October 12, 2017, the Juvenile Justice Board sentenced a juvenile convicted of involvement in several blasts to three years in prison.
Indian Mujahideen perpetrated the blasts
The blasts were carried out by the Indian Mujahideen. Considering the seriousness of the case, the investigation was handed over to the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The NIA has arrested seven accused in the case. All the accused in this case are likely to be punished.
Equipped with 18 bombs
According to Bihar police, a total of 18 bombs were planted in different parts of the city on the day of the rally. Five of these bombs were on the railway station premises, one of which exploded and one was defused. Police also found three more bombs on the station premises.