2008 Ahmedabad Serial Blasts Case: Death Sentence Given To 38, Life Imprisonment To 11

by GoNews Desk Feb 19, 2022 • 08:52 AM Views 1093

A special court in Gujarat on Friday sentenced 38 out of 49 convicts to death in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts case. Apart from these, 11 convicts have been given life imprisonment. The accused were sentenced to death and life imprisonment under Section 302 of the UAPA and IPC.Usman Agarbattiwala, the only one convicted under the Arms Act and sentenced to death, has also been sentenced to one year imprisonment under the Arms Act. According to the police, the banned terrorist organization Indian Mujahideen (IM) and the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) were involved in the attacks. The police had also alleged that IM-affiliated terrorists planned and executed the blasts in retaliation for the 2002 Godhra riots which took place in Gujarat. Then there were blasts at many places including the trauma center of Civil Hospital in Ahmedabad.