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2008 bomb blasts: CBI court convicts 15 persons

In Assam, a special CBI court in Guwahati today convicted 15 persons in connection with the 2008 serial bomb blasts. Nearly 90 people were killed in the blasts. Those convicted include the Chief of the banned outfit National Democratic Front of Bodoland, NDFB Ranjan Daimary.

Ranjan Daimary (blue shirt)

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 Wednesday.

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.