A city court on Tuesday decided to announce on April 17 the punishment against six convicts in the 2006 Lajpat Nagar market bomb blast case after the prosecution sought death penalty for four of them held guilty for murder.
After hearing the arguments of the public prosecutor and the defence counsel on the quantum of sentence, District and Sessions Judge S.P. Garg said that sentence against the convicts will be announced April 17.
Earlier, public prosecutor S.K. Das demanded death penalty for the four who have been convicted for murder. Defence counsel said the offence called for a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.
Fourteen years after 13 people were killed and 39 injured in a bomb blast in Lajpat Nagar market, the court on April 8 convicted six accused including a woman, and acquitted four due to lack of evidence. All the accused are from Jammu and Kashmir.
The blast took place on the evening of May 2, 1996 in the busy Central Market of Lajpat Nagar locality in south Delhi.