‘Bank Bomber’ in China given death sentence

Last Updated: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 14:04

Beijing: A Chinese court has sentenced a man to death and awarded varied jail terms to two of his accomplices for bombing a bank in which two people were killed in Wuhan city.

The Wuhan Municipal Intermediate People`s Court sentenced Wang Haijian, the main accused in the bombing of a bank in Wuhan city to death.

It also stripped his political rights for life.

The court found Wang guilty of setting off a homemade bomb in front of a branch of the state-owned China Construction Bank in Wuhan on December 1, 2011.

Two of his accomplices, Wang Wei and Wang An`an were given prison terms of 10 years and six years, respectively, for jointly plotting the bank robbery, Xinhua news agency reported.

The homemade bomb, hidden on a section of pavement in front of the bank, was detonated when clerks were about to load money into a bank vehicle.

The explosion killed two people on the spot and incurred financial losses of about USD 20,320.

PTI



First Published: Monday, May 14, 2012 - 14:04

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