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2006 Mumbai train blast: 12 accused convicted,1 acquitted

Mumbai,September11:  A Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court convicted twelve of 13 men accused of planting bombs on Mumbai's local trains that killed 189 people nine years ago. They will be sentenced on Monday next. One man has been acquitted.

Kamal Ahamed Ansari (37), Tanvir Ahmed Ansari (37), Mohd Faisal Shaikh (36), Ehtesham Siddiqui (30), Mohammad Majid Shafi (32), Shaikh Alam Shaikh (41), Mohd Sajid Ansari (34), Muzzammil Shaikh (27), Soheil Mehmood Shaikh (43), Zamir Ahmad Shaikh (36), Naveed Hussain Khan (30) and Asif Khan (38) were convicted for these blasts.

One accused, Abdul Wahid Shaikh, was acquitted.

The arrests were made by the anti-terrorism squad (ATS). The ATS said Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI and the Lashkar-e-Taiba had planned the blasts.

 

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