Ahmedabad Serial Blast Case: 38 sentenced to death, 11 convicts life imprisonment.
Ahmedabad Serial Blast Case: The country was shaken by 21 blasts in 70 minutes. A total of 38 convicts of the 2008 bomb blasts in Ahmedabad, Gujarat have been sentenced to death. Eleven people were sentenced to life in prison. In these bomb blasts, 56 people were killed and more than 200 injured.
The perpetrators of the 2008 Ahmedabad bomb blasts have been sentenced to 13 years in prison. The special court in Gujarat has sentenced 38 convicts of this serial bombing to death. Eleven people have been sentenced to life in prison. The court completed the hearing in this case last Tuesday and 49 people had already been convicted.
28 accused were acquitted
In the case, the court convicted 49 people and acquitted 28 others. The court had completed trial proceedings in September last year in the more than 13-year-old case. According to police reports, members of Indian Mujahideen carried out these attacks in revenge for the Gujarat riots of 2002, in which members of the minority community were killed.
One after another, blasts shook Ahmedabad
Ahmedabad was rocked by 21 bomb blasts in a span of 70 minutes on 26 July 2008. Approximately 56 people were killed and more than 200 injured. Police claimed that Indian Mujahideen-affiliated groups carried out these attacks to avenge the 2002 Gujarat riots (Godhra massacre) in which many people from the minority community were killed.
The trial started with 78 accused
In Surat, the police had recovered several bombs from different areas after the serial blasts in Ahmedabad. Following this, 20 FIRs were registered in Ahmedabad and 15 in Surat. After the court consolidated all 35 FIRs, the trial against 78 accused began in December 2009. One of the accused later testified against the government. Further arrests were made in this case, but their trial has not yet begun. The prosecution examined 1100 witnesses during the trial.