Rajasthan to appeal against 2008 Jaipur serial blasts verdict in SC

Story by  ATV | Posted by  Nakul Shivani | Date 01-04-2023
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot



The Rajasthan government will appeal in the Supreme Court against the acquittal of the accused in the 2008 Jaipur serial blasts case, Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said.

The state govt will file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in this regard. The decision was taken in a meeting held by the Chief Minister at his residence last night.

The Rajasthan High Court has acquitted all the accused, overturning the 2019 district court verdict.

CM Gehlot said that it is the intention of the state government that the culprits should be given the harshest punishment, therefore the state government will soon file a Special Leave Petition (SLP) in the Supreme Court against the decision of the High Court.

The Chief Minister also decided to terminate the services of Additional Advocate General Rajendra Yadav, who was appointed advocate in this case.

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Over 80 persons were killed and more than 183 injured in the Jaipur bomb blasts when eight explosions took place on May 13, 2008.