A special court in Allahabad convicted four persons and acquitted one in the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case. The four convicts were sentenced to life imprisonment.
Two residents and five gunmen were killed in a crossfire that followed the attack on a makeshift temple at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site in the city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh on July 5, 2005. Seven personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force were injured.
The Jaish terrorists had entered into the makeshift complex at the disputed Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid site and after entering the makeshift complex, the terrorists had hurled a grenade killing a civilian. The terrorists then entered Mata Sita Ki Rasoi inside the makeshift complex and started firing indiscriminately. The five Jaish terrorists were killed by security forces after a gunfight which went on for about two hours.
According to police, Irfan was the mastermind of the attack and all those involved in this case used to meet at Irfan’s clinic in Delhi. Irfan used to give his mobile phone to these terrorists to remain in touch with each other and he had also arranged the accommodation for killed Jaish terrorists.
The Uttar Pradesh Police had arrested five persons in the case – one from Saharanpur and the others from Poonch in Jammu and Kashmir. The verdict was announced in Naini Central Jail, where the accused are lodged.