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Gauhati High Court upholds life sentence of NDFB-R Daimary

Earlier in 2019, a special CBI court in Guwahati sentenced Daimary to life imprisonment.

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Guwahati: The Gauhati High Court on Tuesday upheld the life sentence of now-disbanded National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB-R) chief Ranjan Daimary in the 2008 serial bomb blasts case.

At least 88 people were killed and 540 others were injured in a series of blasts triggered by the proscribed tribal insurgent group NDFB in Assam’s Guwahati, Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon and Barpeta districts on October 30, 2008.

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Earlier in 2019, a special CBI court in Guwahati sentenced Daimary to life imprisonment.

The CBI court had convicted 14 accused including Daimary in the case on January 28, 2019, under various sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC).

In 2020, Daimary was released from Guwahati Central Jail to take part in peace talks with the Centre.

He was granted interim bail by Gauhati High Court for four weeks as the Assam government did not oppose his bail plea in court. 

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