The trial court in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bombings case sentences 38 defendants to death.

On February 18, 2022, a special designated court in Ahmedabad sentenced 38 defendants to death in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bombings case, in which 56 people were killed and over 200 others were injured.

The trial court in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bombings case sentences 38 defendants to death.

Eleven others were sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of execution by the appointed court.This is the first time in India that a trial court has handed down the death penalty to as many as 38 people.The family of those murdered in the bombings were also awarded compensation of Rs. 1 lakh each by the court.

A.R. Patel, a special court judge, also gave victims with serious injuries a monetary award of 50,000 dollars and victims with mild injuries a monetary award of 25,000 dollars.On February 8, the court found 49 people guilty of their roles in the city’s serial explosives, but allowing 28 others to go free since they were given the benefit of the doubt.

The defendants were punished under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA), the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and the Arms Act, among other statutes.According to the court’s decision, each of the 49 prisoners’ sentences would run concurrently under each section of the IPC, the UAPA, the Explosive Substances Act, and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

The trial court in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial bombings case sentences 38 defendants to death.

The defendants were found guilty under IPC Sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to kill), 121 (a) (conspiracy to wage war or attempt to wage war against the nation), and 124 (a) (sedition), as well as UAPA Section 16(1)(a)(b) (terrorist activities).

In July 2008, Ahmedabad was rocked by 22 bomb attacks at various locations, including the State government-operated civil hospital, the LG Hospital managed by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, buses, parked bicycles, automobiles, and other locations.

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