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Ajmer blast case: Devendra Gupta, Bhavesh Patel get life imprisonment

Ajmer blast case: Devendra Gupta, Bhavesh Patel get life imprisonment

Jaipur: A court in Japiur on Wednesday sentenced two people to life imprisonment for the Ajmer Dargah blast in 2007 that killed three peopled and wounded 17.

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.