Coimbatore blasts: SC notice to TN on appeal by life convicts
New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday issued a
notice to Tamil Nadu government on the appeal filed by 18
activists of banned Al-umma outfit challenging their life
sentence in 1998 Coimbatore serial blasts case which killed 52
people and injured more than 200.
A Bench of Justices Aftab Alam and R M Lodha sought the
response from the state government within four weeks.
The Madras High Court had on December 18, 2009, awarded
life sentence to 18 of the 40 accused but acquitted People`s
Democratic Party leader Abdul Naseer Maudany.
The court had acquitted 21 other accused who were awarded
life sentence by a special court in Coimbatore in 2007.
The trial court had also acquitted Maudany and seven
The bomb blasts had rocked the textile city of
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