Chinnaswamy Blast Case: Three Associates Of Bhatkal Brothers Get Seven Year ImprisonmentAn explosives expert surveys the site of a low intensity blast outside Chinnaswamy stadium. (Getty Images)

A National Investigative Agency (NIA) special court sentenced three accused in the Chinnaswamy blast case to seven years imprisonment.

The judgement comes eight years after two blasts rocked the stadium on 17 April 2010 just before a cricket match was to be held as part of the Indian Premier League.

As reported by the Deccan Chronicle, the court pronounced its judgement after the three accused Gowhar Azeez Khomani, Kamal Hasan, and Mohammed Kafeel Akhtar pleaded guilty on Wednesday (4 July) and asked them to pay a fine of Rs 7.5 lakh and Rs 10 lakh.

The three accused are said to have pleaded guilty before Justice Siddalinga Prabhu of indirect involvement in the blast which include attending a meeting with the Bhatkal brothers Yasin and Riyaz - the prime accused in the case, to discuss the blast and providing facilities to other accused in Bengaluru. The sentence includes one year of rigorous imprisonment.

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