Ahmedabad blast: 12 terrorists came from Delhi, Sonia Gandhi cried after seeing 2 terrorists killed in encounter

Ahmedabad: The verdict in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts has come today after 13 years. The special court has awarded death sentences to 38 convicts, while 11 have been sentenced to life imprisonment. In the serial blast case, the court had convicted 49 accused. On July 26, 2008, a series of bomb blasts took place in Ahmedabad and within 70 minutes, 56 people lost their lives.

More than 200 people were also injured in the bombings. The case lasted for more than 13 years in court. Last week, 49 people were convicted and 28 others were acquitted by the special court. In 2008, 12 Indian Mujahideen terrorists from Delhi arrived in Ahmedabad to plant a bomb. On July 22, three terrorists Atim Amin, Mohammad Sajid and Mohammad Saif had reached Ahmedabad from Delhi. Then on July 25, 2008, nine terrorists, Mohammad Shakeel, Zia-ur-Rehman, Zeeshan Ahmed, Salman, Arif, Saifur Rahman, Ariz Khan, Mirza Shadab Beg and Mohammad Khalid, and from Delhi arrived in Ahmadabad to carry out the bomb blast.

Of these, Atim Amin and Mohammad Sajid were killed by the police during the Batla House encounter. In what Congress leaders had described as a fake encounter and Sonia Gandhi cried after seeing the photograph of the slain terrorists, who were involved in the blasts in Ahmedabad, involving terrorists belonging to the Indian Mujahideen (IM) and the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

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