7/11 Mumbai blast, court to give verdict on quantum of sentence today

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Mumbai, September 14: A special court MCOCA will decide on the quantum of sentence against the 12 people convicted for their involvement in the 2006 Mumbai local train bombings which killed 188 people and injured over 800 today.

Those held guilty in the case by Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court judge Yatin D Shinde include 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).

Only one accused, Abdul Wahid Shaikh (34), was acquitted by the court.

Twelve people were convicted on Friday by a special court here in the 7/11 serial bombings in which seven blasts tore through the first-class compartments of crowded local trains in a span of just 11 minutes on July 11, 2006, during evening rush hour when millions of office-goers were heading home. The blast occurred between Khar Road-Santacruz, Bandra-Khar Road, Jogeshwari-Mahim Junction, Mira Road- Bhayander, Matunga- Mahim Junction and Borivali

The convicts were allegedly linked to the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

The accused were found guilty of charges under IPC, Explosives Act, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and Indian Railway Act and those under MCOCA.

The MCOCA judge had concluded the trial on August 19 last year. The examination of witnesses resumed after two years since the Supreme Court had stayed the trial in 2008. Before the stay, the prosecution had already examined a police officer. The Supreme Court vacated the stay on April 23, 2010.

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