Chronology of 1996 Lajpat Nagar bomb blast case
Following is the chronology of the 1996 Lajpat Nagar bomb blast case in which a city court on Thursday awarded death penalty to three convicts for the explosion that killed 13 people.
May 21, 1996 - 13 people killed in bomb blast at Lajpat Nagar's Central Market.
Aug 26, 1996 - Police file chargesheet in court against the 10 accused including a woman. Police also produce a list of 201 witnesses.
Nov 20, 2000 - Court frames charges of murder, attempt to murder, anti-national activities and under the explosives act. The accused claim innocence.
Sep 1, 2009 - District judge transfers the case to court of Additional Session Judge S.P. Garg.
Sep 7, 2009 - Hearing begins in Garg's court.
March 30, 2010 - Court defers verdict.
April 8, 2010 - Court convicts six accused and acquits four.
April 13, 2010 - Court hears arguments on quantum of sentence.
April 22, 2010 - Court awards death penalty to three convicts, awards life sentence to one. One convict gets seven years' imprisonment. Lone woman convict gets jail term of four years and two months.