Pratap Singh Khachariyawas. file | Photo Credit: PTI
Congress government of Rajasthan is being held responsible for this. Accused acquitted in Jaipur serial blast caseOn 13 May, the 15th anniversary of the bomb blasts, the BJP staged a sit-in in parts of the city and recited the Hanuman Chalisa.
May 13, 2008 serial bomb blasts 71 people were killed and 180 were injured in Jaipur, Bombs went off one after another at Manak Chawk Khanda, Chandpole Gate, Badi Chaupad, Chhoti Chaupad, Tripolia Gate, Johri Bazar and Sanganeri Gate.
was acquitted by the Rajasthan High Court in March this year four accusedThose who were sentenced to death in 2019 by the lower court on the basis of shoddy investigation. A acquitted the fifth accused by the lower court in 2019
State BJP president CP Joshi said, “The accused were acquitted due to weak prosecution. Those who should have been given death sentence were acquitted due to poor investigation and poor prosecution by the Congress government. standing together.” Dharna in Hawa Mahal area.
Another party leader said the BJP has filed a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court on behalf of two family members of the blast victims against the Rajasthan High Court verdict.
Rajasthan’s Food and Civil Supplies Minister Pratap Singh Khachariyawas termed the dharnas as a ‘drama’ and said even after 15 years of the blasts, BJP leaders were shedding ‘crocodile tears’.
He said the BJP suffered a humiliating defeat in Karnataka because it wanted to win elections in the name of Bajrang Bali, who is with the Congress.
He said, “The Congress is a true ‘bhakt’ (devotee) of Bajrang Bali. The BJP wanted to win the Karnataka elections in the name of Bajrang Bali, but wherever they recited the Hanuman Chalisa, Congress candidates won.”
Khachariawas accused the BJP of snatching food from people due to high inflation. “Their intentions are not good and hence they are losing public support,” he alleged.
In December 2019, a trial court awarded death sentence to Mohd Sarwar Azmi, Mohd Saif, Mohd Salman and Saifur Rehman. It acquitted Shahbaz Hussain by giving him the benefit of doubt.
The four death row convicts challenged the trial court’s order in the Rajasthan High Court and a division bench acquitted them on March 29. It also upheld the acquittal of Shahbaz Hussain.
The court termed the case as a classic example of institutional failure resulting in erroneous/flown/shoddy investigation. Recently, the state government had also filed an SLP in the Supreme Court.