Bihar: Eight Bangladeshi terrorists of Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen have confessed to the crime in the 2018 Bodh Gaya blasts. Patna News – Times of India

Patna: A special NIA Court Eight out of nine were convicted in Patna on Friday Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) terrorists after confessing to their crime of conspiring and carrying out 2018 Bodh Gaya Blast,
This is the first case of the National Investigation Agency in Bihar where the accused have themselves confessed to their crime before the court.
Special NIA Court of ADJ-XV Gurvinder Singh Malhotra has fixed December 17 as the date for the sentencing.
The people who were convicted on the basis of their confessions on Friday are Ahmed Aliq Alias ​​Kalu, Noor Alam Momin, Mohammad Adil Sheikh, Abdul Karim, Mustafizur Rahman, Arif Hussain, Mohammad Prophet Sheikh and Dilawar Hussain.
The ninth accused, Mohammad Jehidul Islam, a Bangladeshi national and reportedly had direct links with the JMB, is yet to file a plea admitting his guilt.
When asked, Special Public Prosecutor (NIA) Lallan Prasad Sinha told this newspaper over phone that the lawyers of the eight accused terrorists once again submitted before the court on Friday that they were admitting their involvement in the blast. has been done.
Sinha said that later the court convicted him on the basis of his confession.
“He has been convicted under sections 121, 121A, 123 of the Indian Penal Code, the Explosive Substances Act, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and other relevant laws,” Sinha said.
Six of the nine accused had pleaded guilty to their crime by filing a joint petition in a special NIA court on October 22 this year.
Only Prophet, Dilawar and Jehidul were the ones who did not file any confession petition at that time.
A low intensity IED blast occurred near Kalachakra Maidan Bodh Gaya On January 19, 2018. Buddhist Guru Dalai Lama was present in Bodh Gaya to deliver his sermon at that time. Later, three more IEDs were recovered from gate number four of Mahabodhi temple and one near the entrance of Lanka Math. The Dalai Lama was staying right next to this monastery.
The NIA had a charge sheet against the accused that they had hatched a terror conspiracy to avenge the alleged atrocities on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
The terrorist organization JMB was accused of planning the blast. Jehidul reportedly had direct links with JMB and was working to establish his base in India.
JMB is a banned organization by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.