7/11 Mumbai train blasts: MCOCA court likely to announce quantum of sentence today

A special MCOCA court on Monday is expected to pronounce quantum of sentence to the convicted 12 of the 13 accused for their involvement in the July 11, 2006 Mumbai suburban train bombings in which 188 people were killed.

7/11 Mumbai train blasts: MCOCA court likely to announce quantum of sentence today
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Mumbai: A special MCOCA court on Monday is expected to pronounce quantum of sentence to the convicted 12 of the 13 accused for their involvement in the July 11, 2006 Mumbai suburban train bombings in which 188 people were killed.

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 that ripped through Mumbai trains.

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 trial in the 7/11 Mumbai train blasts case was concluded on August 19 last year, eight years after the attack in which seven RDX bombs kept in Mumbai local trains went off in a span of few minutes.

The seven RDX laden bombs went off in trains at Matunga Road, Mahim, Bandra, Khar Road, Jogeshwari, Borivali and Mira Road stations spanning Mumbai and Thane districts.

The Anti-Terrorist Squad had claimed that the suspects belong to Pakistan's ISI, Lashkar-e-Toiba and the banned SIMI.

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