A special court in Jaipur on Friday (20 December) sentenced to death the four terrorists convicted of involvement in the 2008 Jaipur serial blasts that killed 71 people and injured 185.
On Wednesday (18 December), Special Judge Ajay Kumar Sharma convicted the four, out of five accused for blasts which rocked Jaipur on 13 May 2008 at eight places in the walled city at Chandpol Gate, Badi Chaupad, Triploya Bazaar, Jauhari Bazaar and Sanganeri Gate within 12-15 minutes
The court convicted Mohammad Saif, Sahfarrahman, Sarwar Azmi and Mohammad Salman under different sections including murder, treason, the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) and Explosives Act, while one accused Shahbaz was acquitted for lack of evidence.
Police had earlier held 13 accused in the case. While five of them were languishing in Jaipur Central Jail, three are absconding, three accused are in Hyderabad jail and the rest three are in Delhi Jail. Two of them have been shot in Batla House encounter.
After hearing the prosecution and defence on the quantum of punishment on Thursday (19 December), the court had set Friday for delivering the sentence.
(With inputs from IANS)
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