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Released blast convicts seek financial assistance

india Updated: Sep 27, 2009 12:32 IST

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Seven of the nine convicts in the 1998 serial bomb blasts, who were released on September 15 after remission of sentence, on Sunday sought financial assistance to start a new life.

The convicts, set free following the state government's decision to grant remission to mark the birth centenary of DMK founder C N Annadurai, said they were distanced from the family and society after having been in prison for 13 years.

In a memorandum submitted to the Police Commissioner P Sivanandi, they requested him to make arrangements for finance to start business and lead a decent life along with the family members.

The nine, belonging to banned Al-Umma, were sentenced to life by a special court.

The bomb blasts which occurred during the election campaign visit of BJP leader L K Advani had killed 58 people and left around 200 people injured.