Varanasi Serial Blast: Valiulla, Convicted In Serial Bomb Blast Case, Sentenced To Death, Also Fined 2 Lakh 65 Thousand ANN
Varanasi Serial Blast: In the serial bomb blast case in Varanasi, the Ghaziabad District and Sessions Court has sentenced the accused Waliullah to death and life imprisonment. Public Prosecutor Ramesh Chandra Sharma told that in the Sankatmochan temple blast case, a fine of 2 lakh 65 thousand has also been imposed along with the death penalty, as well as life imprisonment to the accused Waliulah in the case of living bomb (pressure cooker bomb) found at Dashashwamedh Ghat. Along with this, a fine of Rs 1 lakh 40 thousand has also been imposed. This decision has been given after a long wait of 16 years. Let us inform that on Saturday, the court had convicted Wali Ullah under sections 302, 307,324,326,345, and 3,4,5, Explosives Act of IPC. Waliullah is currently lodged in Dasna Jail.
District government advocate Rajesh Chandra Sharma told that on March 7, 2006, there were serial bomb blasts in Varanasi. The first bombing took place at around 6.15 pm in the Sankatmochan temple in the Lanka police station area of Varanasi. People were also killed in this, while 26 people were injured.
Exactly after 15 minutes, at around 6.30 am, a cooker bomb was found near the railing of Jammu railway gate in Dashashwamedh Ghat police station area. Due to the promptness of the police, an explosion was avoided here. Investigation revealed that the explosive was in very large quantity, whose effect would have gone far and could have caused the death of a large number of people. Two separate cases were registered in both these cases. Among them, sections of murder, attempt to murder, injury and dismemberment, Explosive Substances Act and terrorist activity were imposed. The court had convicted terrorist Waliullah on these charges. Whereas in the case of blast in front of the first class rest room at Varanasi Cantt railway station in GRP Varanasi police station area, the court acquitted Waliullah due to lack of evidence. 9 people were killed and 50 were injured in the blast at Varanasi Cantt railway station.
Court security was tightened
Before the sentencing of Waliullah, the police made tight security arrangements in the Ghaziabad court. Three roads of the court were closed for traffic. Entry was being allowed only after checking through the main gate. For security, the gallery policemen leading to the court of the District and Sessions Judge were deployed. No one was allowed to approach the court of the District and Sessions Judge except the lawyers associated with this case. From time to time, Bomb Disposal Squad and Dog Squad were seen checking in the court premises.
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