NDFB chief, 14 others convicted in 2008 Assam serial blast case

A special CBI court in Guwahati on Monday convicted the chief of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Ranjan Daimary and 14 others in the 2008 serial bomb blast case in Assam which left 88 people dead.
CBI Special Judge Aparesh Chakraborty convicted Daimary and 14 others under various sections of the IPC. The quantum of the judgement will be announced on January 30.
A total of 22 people were accused in the case.
Speaking to the media after the verdict, Advocate Tutumoni Dev Goswami said that out of the remaining seven accused in the case, some have died while others are absconding.
Besides Daimary, the others convicted are George Bodo, B Tharai, Raju Sarkar, Nilim Daimary, Anchai Bodo, Indra Brahma, Loko Basumatary, Khargeswar Basumatary, Prabhat Bodo, Jayanta Bodo, Ajay Basumatary, Mridul Goyary, Mathuram Brahma and Rajen Goyary.
The serial blasts were triggered by the NDFB on October 30, 2008, in Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta, killing 88 people and injuring more than 500.
(With PTI inputs)

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