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7/11 Mumbai Blast: 5 Get Death, 7 Life Imprisonment

Mumbai, September 30: After a long wait of nine years of the Mumbai seial bomb blast in the local trains that claimed 188 lives, finally a special MCOCA court today have given death sentence to five convicts of the 12 convicts and the rest were give lifetime imprisonment. 

The five convict who have been given death sentence are bomb planters Kamal Ahamed Ansari (37), Mohd Faisal Shaikh (36), Ehtesham Siddiqui (30), Naved Hussain Khan (30) and Asif Khan (38).

Seven other convicts have been sentenced to life. The seven convicts are Tanvir Ahmed Ansari (37), Mohammad Majid Shafi (32), Shaikh Alam Shaikh (41), Mohd Sajid Ansari (34), Muzzammil Shaikh (27), Soheil Mehmood Shaikh (43), Zamir Ahmad Shaikh (36).

Earlier, on September 11, it had convicted 12 of the 13 accused, all allegedly having links with banned SIMI, while acquitting one.

Although, the prosecution had demanded death penalty for 8 of the 12 accused while it sought life imprisonment for the remaining four in the MCOCA court of Special Judge Yatin D Shinde.

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

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