Four People Given Death Sentence In Jaipur Blast Case

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A Jaipur court sentenced four people to death for their involvement in the 2008 bomb blasts on Friday.

The court had sentenced all four—Saifur Rehman, Mohd Sarver, Salman, and Mohd Saif—on December 18, and acquitted one person, on December 18.

Serial bomb blasts tore across the Jaipur on May 13, 2008, killing 80 people and wounding 176.

They were charged under sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 427 (committing mischief and thereby causing damage), 120-B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code, and under relevant sections of Explosive Substances Act, 1908, Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

The bomb blasts occurred at the Tripoliya Bazar, Chandpole Hanuman temple, National Handloom in Jauhari Bazar, Chotti Chaupad, and Sanganer Gate Hanuman temple after 7.30 pm, all within a matter of 10-15 minutes. The ammonium nitrate bombs were strapped on to bicycles, investigators said.


(The Tribune)

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