7/11 Mumbai train blasts: MCOCA court to pronounce quantum of sentence for 12 convicts today
A special MCOCA court is expected to pronounce on Monday quantum of sentence to the convicted 12 of the 13 accused for their involvement in the July 11, 2006 Mumbai suburban train bombings.
Mumbai: A special MCOCA court is expected to pronounce on Monday quantum of sentence to the convicted 12 of the 13 accused for their involvement in the July 11, 2006 Mumbai suburban train bombings.
Twelve people were convicted last week by a special court here in the serial blasts that killed 188 people.
Designated MCOCA Judge Yatin D Shinde had on September 11 held them guilty of complicity in the crime while acquitting 34-year-old Abdul Wahid Shaikh, also an accused, in the case.
They were found guilty of planting bombs in local trains which exploded at various stations in the peak hours causing panic among the commuters returning home from work.
However, all the twelve convicts found guilty in the case, had pleaded for leniency in the court on the point of sentence citing humanitarian grounds.
The judge had called each convict before him and recorded their respective statements on the quantum of sentence to be awarded to them.
After the court recorded their statements, their lawyers and the prosecution began argument on the quantum of sentence.
(With PTI inputs)