The verdict in the serial blast case that took place on July 26, 2008 in Ahmedabad has been announced for 14 years. Of the 49 convicts in the case, the special court sentenced 38 accused to death and 11 to life imprisonment. The convicts have been sentenced under Section 302, treason and UAPA (Unlawful Activities Prevention Act). For the first time in the country’s history, 38 people have been sentenced to death together. Earlier, 26 people were sentenced to death in the assassination case of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi. The accused are currently lodged in jails in Ahmedabad, Madhya Pradesh, Bihar and Maharashtra.
The trial began on February 8, 2022, and the sentence was announced on February 18. Convicts were fined Rs 2.85 lakh and the family members of the deceased were compensated Rs 1 lakh The court imposed a fine of Rs 2.85 lakh on all the convicts except one and fined the accused number 07 Rs 2.88 lakh. Out of this fine, compensation of Rs 1 lakh has been ordered to the deceased, Rs 50,000 to the more injured and Rs 25,000 to the general injured.
If the client says so, we will go to the High Court:
lawyer of the convicts Khalid Sheikh, counsel for the accused, said that the court has given its verdict today. After studying this judgment, if our client tells us, we will appeal to the High Court. We hoped that fewer people would be punished. Another counsel for the accused, M. like this. Sheikh said the trial in the case has been going on for a long time. We made every effort. Now, after studying the verdict, we will do what we have to do next.
It is clear that SIMI is the only Indian Mujahideen
It has become clear during the investigation that SIMI is the only Indian Mujahideen. SIMI was banned and took a new name from Indian Mujahideen.
The main argument of the prosecution – No. 1
Is an act of terrorism, which has been proven. The rarest of rare cases. The court also makes an order for compensation. Innocent people have lost their lives, injuries have been inflicted, the condition of their families is taken into consideration by the court.
Argument No. 5
Murder, conspiracy, terrorism and war against the country have been proven. The accused should be given maximum punishment. No mercy should be shown to the accused.
The main argument of the defense
Give the accused scope for correction. The court should consider the social and family status of the accused before sentencing. Prison discipline may not be an aspect of the maximum sentence, but the court should consider it for the minimum sentence.
Prosecutor Sudhir Brahmbhatt said the sentence was handed down today. Earlier it was argued by the accused’s lawyer and government prosecutors. Today, 49 accused have been sentenced. 302 carries the death penalty and life imprisonment. Punished under the act of terrorism and UAPA clauses. The rarest of the rare cases.