Quantum of punishment in Ajmer dargah case to be announced today

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Jaipur (Rajasthan) [India], Mar. 22 (ANI): The National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special Court will on Wednesday announce the quantum of sentence for the two convicts in the 2007 Ajmer dargah blast case. The special NIA court earlier on March 8 convicted three people in the Ajmer blast case, while acquitting seven others, including RSS worker Swami Aseemanand, giving them the benefit of the doubt. Those convicted were Sunil Joshi, who has figured in other cases, Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel. Of these, Joshi died in June 2014. Gupta and Patel were convicted under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for criminal conspiracy and under Sections of the Explosive Substances Act and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. On October 11, 2007, a powerful bomb had gone off on the premises of the Ajmer Sharif Dargah in Rajasthan during iftar at around 6.12 p.m., killing three people and injuring 17 others. (ANI)