GUWAHATI: In a landmark judgment, Gauhati High Court upheld the life imprisonment sentence to former NDFB president Ranjan Daimary in the October 2008 serial blasts case in Guwahati. The high court today upheld the CBI Court's judgment for ten convicts, including Daimary. The high court set aside the conviction of four others in the case.
Besides Daimary, the high court upheld the conviction of George Bodo, Ajay Basumatry, Kharg-eswar Basumatary, Rajen Goyari, Baishagi Basumatary, Raju Sarkar, Mathuram Brahma and Prabhat Boro.
The high court set aside the conviction of Onsai Boro, Lokra Basumatary, Indra Brahma and Jayant Brahma.
Amongst the convicts, Baishagi and Raju Sarkar had received bails in 2020. However, with the high court's judgment, they would have to return to jail.
The high court did grant Daimary interim bail in 2020 to participate in the peace talks for four weeks. The high court granted him bail after the State government decided not to oppose his bail at that time for a peace agreement.
Daimary's counsel said they would soon move to the Supreme Court, challenging the high court's verdict.
Earlier, while signing the peace accord with the Centre and the State government, the government agreed to withdraw non-heinous cases registered against NDFB ultras. However, the agreement said that the law would take its course for heinous crimes.