Tunda gets life term in 1996 Sonepat blasts case

Tunda gets life term in 1996 Sonepat blasts case

A court in Sonepat on Tuesday awarded life imprisonment to Abdul Karim Tunda (75) in the 1996 Sonepat bomb blasts case.

The court of Additional District and Sessions judge Dr Sushil Kumar Garg pronounced life sentence to Tunda, a day after it found him guilty, Tunda’s counsel Ashish Vats said.

Tunda will now be lodged in the Dasna jail in Ghaziabad as many cases are pending against him in other parts of the country as well. The court also imposed a fine of Rs 1 lakh.

“Abdul Karim Tunda was yesterday (Monday) held guilty under Section 307 (attempt to murder) and 120 B (criminal conspiracy) of the IPC and Section 3 of the Explosive Substances Act,” Vats said.

While recording his statement in the court in September, Tunda had maintained that he was in Pakistan at the time of the bomb blasts.

At least 15 people were injured in the twin blasts - at a cinema hall and a sweet shop - in Sonepat in December 1996.

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