Patna, October 11: A juvenile has been sentenced for three years after being held guilty in both Patna blasts and Bodhgaya blasts cases by the Juvenile Justice Board in Patna. The juvenile was involved in the conspiracy of carrying out serial bomb blasts in both the cases.
On October 27, 2013, a series of bomb blasts occurred at the ‘Hunkar Rally’ venue in Patna’s Gandhi Maidan, which was addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) then prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Six persons were killed and over 89 others were injured in the blasts.
On July 7, 2013, the Mahabodhi temple in Bodhgaya was rocked by at least 10 bomb blasts soon after the morning prayers. A total of 13 bombs were planted, out of which 10 exploded. Three bombs were seized and defused.
Both the terror cases were probed by the National Investigation Agency (NIA). The investigating agency arrested 11 accused in the Patna case and six in the Bodhgaya case.
With inputs from ANI