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Indian court sentences 38 people to death over 2008 bombings

Indian court sentences 38 people to death over 2008 bombings

New Delhi, Feb 18 (Prensa Latina) A court in India has sentenced to death a record 38 people for a deadly terror attack in the Indian city of Ahmedabad in 2008, in which up to 20 bombs were set off across the city in hospitals, shopping malls and parks, leaving 56 dead.
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Judge A R Patel also granted compensation of 100,000 rupees ($1,300) per each dead person, the Zee News Agency reported.

Likewise, half of the sum of money was granted each victim with serious injuries and a quarter to those with minor injuries.

The judge panel also fine each of 48 convicted with 285,000 rupees ($3,800).

Previously, on February 8, 49 people were sentenced in the serial blast case that claimed 56 lives and left more than 200 injured.

On July 26, 2008, 22 bombs exploded in 70-minute time in several places in Ahmedabad.

This case is regarded as one of the longest criminal trials in recent years.

After a nearly 13-year legal process, the court found 49 people guilty and other 28 were acquitted.


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