A special court In Rajasthan, today convicted three accused and acquitted remaining including Swami Aseemanand in 2007 Ajmer blast case, which had left three pilgrims dead and 15 injured. The special CBI court convicted Devendra Gupta, Bhavesh Patel and Sunil Joshi in the case. Sunil Joshi has already died.
Remaining accused were given benefit of doubt and were acquitted by the judge Dinesh Gupta. The matter was posted for point of sentence on March 16.
According to the NIA, three accused Sandeep Dange, Ramchandra and Suresh Nair are absconding. One of the accused Sunil Joshi, who was also convicted, had been murdered in December 2007. The blast on October 11, 2007 in the dargah of Khawaja Moinuddin Chisti at the time of Roza Iftaar, had left three pilgrims dead and 15 others injured.
The case was handed over to ATS Rajasthan and was later transferred to NIA which re-registered the case with the NIA police station New Delhi on 6 April 2011. There were as many as 149 witnesses in the case and 451 documents were examined and the NIA filed three supplementary charge sheet in the cas