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NDFB chief Daimary, 13 others convicted in 2008 serial blasts

Sentencing on Wednesday; Daimary to challenge his conviction
National Democratic Front of Boroland chairman Ranjan Daimary in Guwahati on Monday.
National Democratic Front of Boroland chairman Ranjan Daimary in Guwahati on Monday.
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Pankaj Sarma   |   Guwahati   |   Published 28.01.19, 07:38 PM

A special court here on Monday convicted 14 accused, including National Democratic Front of Boroland chairman Ranjan Daimary alias D.R. Nabla, in the serial bomb blasts in Assam that claimed 88 lives and left around 500 injured on October 30, 2008.

One of the 15 accused standing trial in this case, Mridul Goyari, was given benefit of doubt and acquitted for lack of evidence, but his brother Rajendra Goyari alias Rifikhang was found guilty by the court.

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Judge of the special court set up for trial of the case, Aparesh Chakraborty, said hearings on the quantum of punishment for the convicts would take place on Wednesday.

Apart from Ranjan and Rajendra, the others convicted in the case are George Boro, Ajay Basumatary, Rahul Brahma, Onsai Boro, Lokra Basumatary, Indra Brahma, Boisagi Basumatary alias B. Thorai, Jayanti Brahma, Mathuram Brahma, Prabhat Boro, Raju Sarkar and Nilim Daimary.

Ranjan, George, Ajay, Rahul, Rajendra and Onsai were convicted under Sections 120 (B) (criminal conspiracy), 302 (murder), 326 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 324 (voluntarily causing grievous hurt by dangerous weapons or means), 435 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to cause damage) and 436 (mischief by fire or explosive substance with intent to destroy a house) of the IPC, Sections 3 (b) and 4 (a) (b) (ii) of the Explosive Substances Act and Sections 10, 13, 16 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Lokra, Indra and Boisagi were convicted under Sections 326, 324 and 435 of the IPC, Sections 3 (b) and 4 (a) (b) (ii) of the Explosive Substances Act and Sections 10, 13, 16 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Jayanti, Mathuram and Prabhat were convicted under Sections 10, 13, 16 and 20 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. Raju was convicted under Sections 302, 324, 326, 435 and 436 of the IPC and Sections 3 (b) and 4 (a) (b) (ii) of the Explosive Substances Act.

Nilim was held guilty under Sections 10 (a) and 13 (1) (a) (b) of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act and imposed a fine of Rs 200.

The maximum punishment under the sections in which Nilim was held guilty is seven years imprisonment and since he has been in jail from 2008, he will be released on payment of the fine.

Except Ranjan, who was released on bail in June 2013 for holding peace talks with the government, the remaining 13 convicts are already in jail.

After his conviction, Ranjan’s bail was cancelled and he was sent to jail. On the way, he said, “We will fight it in the higher court.”

The CBI had chargesheeted 22 accused in this case and seven of them — Jitu Daimary, Arun Borgayary alias Dinthilang, Bishnu Goyari alias G. Bidai, Tarun Swargiary, Tensu Narzary alia Thungri Boro, Dinesh Boro and Uttam Swargiary alias Ulafat — were declared absonders.

Of them, Uttam, Tensu and Dinesh are believed to be dead.



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