The Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train blast is a terrorist attack that occurred on March 7, 2017 in the Shajapur district of Madhya Pradesh, India. A bomb was planted in the train, which exploded and injured several passengers. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) took up the investigation of the incident, and seven people were arrested in connection with the blast.
Ten passengers were hurt in the bombing at the Jabri train station in Madhya Pradesh’s Shajapur district. It was claimed that this was the Islamic State’s first-ever attack in India.
After the accused admitted that they were going to attack the Lucknow-Bhopal Pushpak Express, the investigating agency detained all of the suspects. All of the terrorists had boarded the train headed for Bhopal on March 6, the night before the tragedy. Atif Muzaffar and Syed Mir Hussain, two of the detained people, informed the NIA they had taken the Pushpak Express with an explosive-filled suitcase but were unable to plant it because of the dense crowd and “alert passengers.”
However, finally justice was served. In the explosion case, the court had found eight terrorists guilty on February 24, 2023. The terrorists had been summoned by the NIA Special Court to appear before it. On Monday, the court heard presentations from all of the criminals.
The verdict had been put on hold by the judge the day before. All of the accused testified in front of the judge, they said “we have each spent a total of 15 years in prison for various offences. Now we ought to be exonerated”. Later seven out of eight terrorists were Sentenced under sections 121, 121A, 122, 123, IPC 17, 18, 18-A, 18-B, 23, 38 UAPA3/25/35 by Special Judge Vivekanand Sharan Pandey.
Atif Irani, one of the defendants, received a life sentence instead of the death penalty. While seven others, Mohammad Faisal, Gaus Mohammad, Azhar, Atif Muzaffar, Danish, Mir Hussain and Asif Iqbal were given death sentences.