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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.
IANS | By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2010 05:07 PM IST

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.

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