Mumbai Train Blast Case: 12 convicted
Kochi:The Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court convicted today 12 of the 13 accused in the Mumbai Train blasts case which killed 189 commuters nine years before. The court will announce the quantum of punishment for the convicts on Monday, September 14. Nine-year-long trial concluded on August 19, 2014.
Abdul Sheikh, one of the accused in the case was acquitted by the court. The seven bombs went off in trains at Matunga Road, Mahim, Bandra, Khar Road, Jogeshwari, Borivali and Mira Road stations on the evening of July 11, 2006, from 6.24 p.m. onwards. Besides claiming 189 lives, the serial blasts left 817 injured.
According to the anti-terrorism squad (ATS), the 13 were members of the banned Students Islamic Movements of India (SIMI) who carried out the bombings with the help of the Pakistan-based Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT).
The trial which started in June 2007 was stayed in February 2008 and resumed after the Supreme Court ordered the trail in 2010.
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