Court grants bail to Assam blasts accused

Guwahati, April 11 (IANS) An Assam court Thursday granted bail to chief of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (NDFB) Ranjan Daimary in connection with the Oct 30, 2008, serial bombings that killed over 100 people and injured over 500 others.

The Kamrup district sessions court granted bail to the NDFB leader, who was charge sheeted by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) as the main culprit behind the serial blasts.

The court, however, said Daimary would not leave Guwahati without obtaining prior permission from the judge and attend the hearing regularly.

The NDFB leader had been languishing in the Guwahati Central Jail here since mid-2010 when he was arrested in Bangladesh and subsequently handed over to the Border Security Force (BSF).

The CBI charge sheeted 22 accused in the case. Fourteen of them, including Daimary, are in judicial custody.

Daimary’s sister and a prominent women rights activist Anjali Daimary, who was also present in the court, welcomed the decision and said it would help expedite the proposed peace talks with the NDFB.

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