JAIPUR – Two Hindu extremists, involved in 2007’s deadly bombing in Ajmer Sharif Shrine blast were jailed for life on Wednesday.
A special court in Rajasthan found Devendra Gupta and Bhavesh Patel guilty.
It is the first time in living memory that Hindu radicals have been convicted of such a crime.
The third man involved, who was shot dead in the months after the attack and tried posthumously, was also convicted.
All three were convicted on charges related to explosives and conspiracy to commit unlawful acts over the blast, which came just before the Muslim festival of Eid.
Special public prosecutor Ashwini Sharma said their motive was to create communal disharmony.
“Their motive was to hurt religious sentiments of Muslims during the month of Ramzan (Ramadan) by the bomb blast,” Sharma said.
Gupta and Patel’s lawyer JS Rana told journalists they would appeal the verdict in a higher court, reported Express Tribune.
Earlier this month, Pakistan lodged a formal protest with India over the acquittal of the mastermind of Ajmer Sharif blast case, Swami Aseemanand.
He was also behind the February 2007 Samjhauta Express terrorist attack. The deadly train bombing left 42 Pakistani citizens dead.
With Inputs From Express Tribune.