2002 Akshardham terror attack

2002 Akshardham terror attack News

Accused in 2002 Akshardham temple attack in Gujarat arrested

Two armed terrorists had attacked the temple in Gandhinagar, killing 30 people and injuring eight on September 24, 2002. The attack followed the Godhra riots in the same year.

2002 Akshardham temple attack: Court denies police Ajmeri’s custody

A special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court asked Ahmedabad City Detection of Crime Branch (DCB) to question Ajmeri in jail for 10 days, if required


Three years after all arrested acquitted, 'conspirator’ held in Akshardham case

Ajmeri is one of 28 people accused by the DCB of carrying out the September 24, 2002, attack on the Akshardham temple in which more than 30 people were killed.

‘I will never be free’

In May 2014, Ajmeri, who had been sentenced to death in 2006, was one of six men acquitted by the Supreme Court in the 2002 Akshardham temple attack. The court had pulled up the Gujarat police for framing innocents and the then state home minister of “non-application” of mind

Terror taint off, man acquitted in Akshardham case details ‘torture’ in book

Bullets would whizz past his right, his left. Never striking, only striking fear. Once, they poured petrol in his anus. And on another occasion, they gave him electric shocks in his private parts.

Mistry: I suspect Modi knew about Akshardham attack beforehand

Similarly, Mistry alleged, the police “had information” about the Ahmedabad blasts.