38 sentenced to death in 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts


KATHMANDU: FEB. 18 – Thirty-eight people have been sentenced to death in connection with a 2008 serial bombing in Ahmedabad, India.

In the Ahmedabad bombing, 77 people were charged. 49 of them have been convicted. There have been 28 clearances. Similarly, 11 of the convicts have received life imprisonment.

During the 13-year hearing, 1,163 people gave statements. Over 6,000 pieces of evidence were collected by police and legal practitioners

Judge Ambalal Patel of Ahmedabad Special Court convicted 49 accused in a 6,752-page judgment and sentenced them, Indian television channel Aaj Tak reported.

On July 26, 2008, a bomb exploded near the Indian city of Maninagar, killing at least 56 people and injuring over 200 more.

The blast, according to Indian police, was carried out by Indian Mujahideen.

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