Varanasi Serial Blast: Terrorist Waliullah sentenced to death after 16 years; 18 people lost their lives in blasts

New Delhi: Verdict has come in Varanasi serial blast case. Ghaziabad District and Sessions Court has sentenced terrorist Waliullah to death. At the same time, the second accused has been sentenced to life imprisonment. The verdict has come after 16 years of the blasts. Serial bomb blasts took place in Varanasi’s Sankat Mochan Mandir and Cantt railway station in 2006. In these blasts 18 people were killed and more than 35 people were injured.

After sometime that day, explosives were also found at Dashashwamedh Ghat. A few days later, the police arrested Waliullah, a resident of Phulpur village in Allahabad, from Gosainganj area of Lucknow. Judge Jitendra Sinha sentenced Wali Ullah, a convict in the Varanasi bombing case, to death for murder, spreading terror, using explosive material and attempt to murder.

Waliullah is lodged in Dasna Jail for the last 16 years. After the sentencing, he pleaded for mercy saying that the condition of the elderly mother and the family was deteriorating, but the judge refused.

On 7 March 2006, there were bomb blasts at Sankatmochan Temple and Railway Cantt in Varanasi. Many people were killed in the blast. Along with this, a cooker bomb was found at Dashashwamedh Ghat. In connection with the serial blasts, UP Police arrested Valiullah, a resident of Phulpur village in Prayagraj district on 5 April 2006.

first published:June 6, 2022, 5:08 p.m.

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