A CBI court on Wednesday sentenced National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Chief Ranjan Daimary and nine others to life imprisonment, in connection with 2008 Assam serial blast case that had claimed 88 lives.
The quantum of punishment was pronounced today for Daimary, George Bodo, B Tharai, Raju Sarkar, Anchai Bodo, Indra Brahma, Loko Basumatary, Khargeswar Basumatary, Ajay Basumatary and Rajen Goyary.
Three other convicts Prabhat Bodo, Jayanti Basumatary and Mathura Brahma - have to pay a fine imposed by the court, following which they will be released.
The CBI court has ordered the release of Nilim Daimary and Mridul Goyary as they have already served their sentence.
Daimary and 14 others were convicted on Monday under various sections of the IPC.
The NDFB chief's bail was cancelled immediately after his conviction and arrested, while the 14 others were already in judicial custody.
Nine serial blasts were triggered by the NDFB on October 30, 2008 -- three each in Guwahati and Kokrajhar, two in Barpeta and one in Bongaigaon -- killing 88 people and injuring 540 others.
(With PTI inputs)