In Uttar Pradesh, The special court at Prayagraj today awarded life term to four and acquitted one accused in the July 5, 2005 terror blast case at the Ramjanmabhoomi complex in Ayodhya. Mohammad Aziz was acquitted by the court.
The verdict was given by Special Judge SC-ST Dinesh Chandra in the Naini Central Jail, Prayagraj. All five - Dr Irfan, Ashiq Iqbal alias Farooque, Shakeel Ahmed, Mohammad Naseem and Mohammad Aziz went under trial in the case. The convicted were also levied with penalty of rupees twenty thousand each. The judgment was reserved yesterday.
The long awaited judgement comes after 14 years. On July 5, 2005, five terrorists attacked Ram Janmabhoomi with sophisticated weapons, rocket launchers and grenades. Due to the vigilance of the security forces, the terrorists could not succeed in their mission and all were piled up before they reached the Site of Ramjanambhoomi.
Two civilians were also killed in the incident. At the same time, half a dozen security personnel were injured. The security agencies had then detained five terrorists for conspiring to carry out the attack and providing arms, vehicles and other items to the terrorists. sixty three witnesses were produced in the case. Many others along with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath have hailed the decision. (AIR NEWS)