Hearing in Ajmer dargah blast case adjourned to Nov 8

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 15:42

Ajmer: A sessions court on Tuesday adjourned
the hearing in the 2007 Ajmer Dargah blast case to November 8
as the judge who was to hear the arguments in the matter was
on leave.

"The effective hearing was postponed as the presiding
judge Prashant Agrawal was on leave," prosecution sources
said.

Chief Judicial Magistrate Ratan Lal had on October 26
committed to the sessions court for trial the Dargah blast
case in which three persons lost their lives and 15 others
were injured.

An 806-page chargesheet was filed by the Rajasthan ATS
before the court of the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate
here on October 22 against five persons.

The accused are - Devendra Gupta who is allegedly
linked to radical Hindu group Abhinav Bharat, Lokesh Sharma,
Chander Shekhar Lave (both in judicial custody), Sandeep Dange
and Ramji Kalsangre (both remain to be traced).

Only Lave was brought to the court. Gupta and Sharma
are being interrogated in Hyderabad over the Mecca blast case.

The accused have been charged with various sections of
the IPC like murder, attempt to murder, conspiracy and
injuring or defiling place of worship.

Another suspect Sunil Joshi was allegedly murdered
during the course of investigation. The prosecution has cited
133 witnesses so far.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 15:42

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