Ajmer Dargah Blast 2007: NIA adjourns the case till March 8
Jaipur: Hearing for the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case has been adjourned by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Special court of Jaipur till March 8.
The verdict was pronounced on Saturday. The 11 accused were chargesheeted in the case which was filed by the Rajasthan Anti-Terrorist squad ATS on October 2010.
During the proceedings one of the accused Sunil Joshi died, while three of them are still absconding. The other culprits were Swami Aseemanand, Devendra Gupta, Chandrashekhar Leve, Mukesh Vasani, Bharat Mohan Rateshwar, Lokesh Sharma and Harshad Solanki.
Assemanand was the mastermind of the blast.
According to the chargesheet, the accused were associated with RSS (Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh).
The charges include conspiracy, exploding bomb, murdering and spreading communal hatred.
The chargesheet was filed before the chief Judicial magistrate court in Ajmer. Later, NIA was allotted the case for further investigation in 2011.
The 2007 Ajmer Blast case:
- At around 1814 hours, on October 11, 2007, the time of Roza Iftaar, a bomb exploded in the compound of Dargah sharif in Ajmer.
- Three persons were killed and more than 15 were critically injured.
- The police had also found an unclaimed bag and two sim cards from the spot. The bag carried an unexploded bomb which was later neutralised.
- Both the sim cards were used as a timer device.
- The incident was allegedly planned to create communal tensions, riots and insult religious feelings during the month of Ramzan.