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High Court uphelds life term for NDFB chief Ranjan Daimari in 2008 serial blasts case

The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday upheld the life sentence awarded to National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-R) chief Ranjan Daimari for his role in the serial bomb blasts of October 2008 that killed 88 persons and injured 540 others in Assam.

In January 2019, a special court in Guwahati sentenced Daimari and nine others to life imprisonment for murder and other charges.

Four others, Muthu Ram Brahma, Prabhat Boro, Jayanti Brahma, and Nilim Daimary were sentenced to 5 to 7 years under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
On Tuesday, the division bench comprising justices Suman Shyam and Malasri Nandi of Gauhati HC rejected the appeal filed by Daimari and six others while acquitting three accused who were earlier sentenced to life.

“The court rejected the appeal of Daimari and 6 others. Three others, Onsai Boro, Lokra Basumatary and Indra Brahma were acquitted by the high court,” said Daimari’s counsel Manas Sarania.
The blasts on October 30, 2008 had taken place at several locations in Kamrup, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, and Barpeta districts of Assam.

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