Regarding 2008 Ahmedabad serial bomb case, a special court sentenced 38 defendants to death and 11 others to
life imprisonment. Twenty explosions swept through the city on July 26, 2008, killing 56 people and injuring 246 others.
Sentencing the 38 defendants under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code (murder), as well as Sections 10 and 16 (1) (a) (b) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA).
Charging all of the 38 people with fine of Rs 25,000 for each of the three offences.
Apart from the requirements mentioned before, all 49 defendants were
sentenced to life in prison under four provisions of the law:
UAPA Section 20, Explosive Substances Act Section 3, and IPC Sections 124 A (sedition), 121 A(waging war against the state).
All of the sentences, however, must run at the same time.Mohammad Usman Agarbattiwala of Vadodara,
who was the sole one, guilty under the Arms Act’s Section 25(1)(B) (a), sentencing to a year in prison under the provision.
to punishing the 49 defendants, also, the court ordered that restitution be paid to the victims from the fines collected from the defendants.
The court of special judge A R Patel ordered that the 56 victims who died be compensated with Rs 1 lakh,
Rs 50,000 for those who sustained major injuries, and Rs 25,000 for those who had lesser injuries.
In the Ahmedabad serial bomb case, Every one of the 48 defendants faces a fine of Rs 2.85 lakh, with Agarbattiwala facing a fine of Rs 2.88 lakh.On July 26, 2008, 22 bombs exploded in Ahmedabad,
killing 56 people and injuring 200 others at various locations including the state
government-run civil hospital, the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation-run LG Hospital, buses, parked bicycles, automobiles, and other locations.
One bomb each at Kalol and Naroda did not detonate, out of a total of 24.
Announcing on february 28,The special court said that 49 of the 78 defendants in the case had been found guilty.
Acquitting another 28 ,and in 2019, one of the defendants, Ayaz Saiyed, became an approver in the case,
supporting the prosecution’s case, and later pardoning him and acquitted of all charges.
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