India sentences 4 to dying for bombing Modi rally


PATNA:

Four individuals accused of bombing a 2013 election rally for Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi have been sentenced to dying, with two others jailed for all times over the lethal assault.

A collection of blasts rocked a park within the japanese metropolis of Patna quickly earlier than then-opposition chief Modi was resulting from tackle a large crowd gathered there for a marketing campaign occasion.

The assaults additionally focused a close-by prepare station, altogether killing six individuals and injuring nearly 100 others.

The National Investigation Agency, the nation’s principal counter-terrorism authority, mentioned Monday that the accused had been all from the banned Students Islamic Movements of India group.

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Public prosecutor Lalan Kumar Sinha informed AFP the group was convicted on Monday for conspiring to “wage a war against the government”.

The court docket additionally jailed three others implicated within the bombings for phrases of between seven and 10 years.

A lawyer for the accused mentioned the sentences can be challenged in a better court docket.

“The NIA has failed to identify the mastermind in the case,” Syed Imran Ghani informed AFP on Tuesday.

“The accused are not terrorists and have no criminal record.”

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