Bodh Gaya and Patna serial blast cases: Juvenile Justice Board convicts minor for 3 years

ANI | Updated: Oct 11, 2017 23:08 IST

New Delhi [India], October 11 (ANI): A Patna's juvenile-justice-board">Juvenile Justice Board, has convicted a guilty and sentenced him for three years, in connection with the Patna and Bodh Gaya Blast cases.

The accused juvenile was involved in the conspiracy of carrying out explosions in both the places.

On October 27, 2013, a series of bomb blasts occurred at the 'Hunkar Rally' venue in Patna's Gandhi Maidan, which was addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Six persons were killed and over 89 injured in the serial blasts.

However, on July 7, 2013, the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya was rocked by at least 10 bomb blasts soon after the morning prayers. A total of 13 bombs were planted, out of which 10 exploded. Three bombs were seized and defused.

Both the terror cases were transferred to the National Investigation Agency (NIA) for a probe.

The NIA arrested 11 accused in the Patna case and six in the Bodhgaya case. (ANI)