Bodh Gaya blasts: Life imprisonment for 3 terrorists, 10 years rigorous imprisonment for 5 others. Patna News – Times of India

Patna: A Special NIA Court On Friday, three members were sentenced to life imprisonment. Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh and five other members of the same terror outfit were sentenced to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for their involvement in 2018. Bodh Gaya Blast matter.
Those sentenced to life imprisonment include Mohammad Prophet Sheikh, Ahmed Ali alias Kalu and Noor Alam Momin.
The special court of ADJ-XV Gurvinder Singh Malhotra also simultaneously sentenced five other JMB terrorists – Dilawar Hussain, Abdul Karim, Mustafizur Rehman, Arif Hussain and Mohammad Adil Sheikh – to 10 years rigorous imprisonment. All the convicts are residents of Murshidabad in West Bengal.
Appearing for the NIA, its Special Public Prosecutor Lallan Prasad Sinha and Additional Public Prosecutor Pramod Kumar had left it to the court to decide the fate of the convicted terrorists as they had already admitted their involvement in the terror act. The court had convicted him on December 10 after admitting his confession petitions.
The ninth accused, Mohammad Jehidul Islam alias Kausar, a Bangladeshi national and the head of JMB’s India wing, is still facing trial in the case as he has not yet filed any confession before the NIA court.
According to the NIA, Jehidul and Mustafizur were senior members of the JMB in India. He had planned to bomb Buddhist symbols in retaliation for the alleged atrocities perpetrated on Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
They had planted IEDs near Kalachakra Maidan, gate number four of the Mahabodhi temple and the entrance to a monastery in Sri Lanka. Bodh Gaya on 19 January 2018. An IED installed under a generator set near the ground had exploded. The other two IEDs were defused by the security personnel.
The court also imposed a fine of Rs 39,000 each on the Prophet, Ahmed and Noor while sentenced them to life imprisonment under sections 121, 121A, 122, 123 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other relevant sections of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention). Act and Explosive Substances Act.
Dilawar, Abdul and Arif were fined Rs 34,000 and Mustafizur and Adil were fined Rs 34,000 under various sections of the IPC and two other Acts.
According to the NIA chargesheet, the terrorists had made their bases in East Patna in Mussoorie and Jehanabad. He had also held meetings in Chennai.
The NIA had filed a chargesheet against Prophet, Ahmed and Noor on September 27, 2018. Later it filed a supplementary charge sheet against the other six terrorists on January 28, 2019.