Bodh Gaya blast: Six terrorists confess their crime Patna News – Times of India

Patna: Six out of nine terrorists arrested in connection with 2018 have been arrested Bodh Gaya He admitted his involvement in the terror act in the blast case by filing a joint petition in the special NIA court here on Friday.
The terrorists are already facing trial in the case being probed by the NIA. When the first charges were framed against them, none of them admitted their guilt.
Ahmed Ali alias Kalu, Noor Alam Momin, Mohammad Adil Sheikh, Abdul Karim, Musafafizur Rehman and Arif Hussain are among the six accused who filed the joint petition.
Mohammed Prophet Sheikh, Dilawar Hussain and a Bangladeshi national, Mohammad Jehidul Islam did not file any petitions.
A low-intensity IED explosion took place under a generator set near Kalachakra Maidan in Bodh Gaya on January 19, 2018, when the Dalai Lama, a Buddhist spiritual leader, was also in the city.
Within hours of the blast, security forces had recovered three more IEDs from gate number four of the Mahabodhi temple and in front of a monastery in Sri Lanka. The Dalai Lama was staying in a Tibetan monastery located near the Sri Lankan monastery.
According to the NIA chargesheet, the terror conspiracy was hatched to avenge the alleged atrocities on Rohingyas in Myanmar.
The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB), a terrorist organization banned by the Ministry of Home Affairs, had reportedly planned the blasts. One of the arrested terrorists, Jehidul, had links with the JMB, which was trying to establish its roots in India.
Hours after being produced in NIA court, accused filed joint petition Patna From West Bengal via Train.
Since this is a voluntary confession, the court may show leniency as the terrorists want to join the mainstream of society again.
Nine terrorists were also accused in the Burdwan blast case. He was also accused of committing a robbery to fund the JMB terror network in Bengaluru. Both the cases are with the NIA.
After appearing before the NIA court, the nine terrorists were taken to Beur Central Jail amid tight security. The NIA court has fixed November 22 as the next date of hearing in the case.
Special Public Prosecutor (NIA) Lallan Prasad Sinha said they have received a copy of the joint petition filed by the six terrorists. “We will study the petition. Nothing further can be disclosed at this time,” he said.
The NIA had filed a chargesheet against six accused on September 27, 2018 and a supplementary chargesheet against the remaining three on January 28, 2019.