Mumbai: The Maharashtra government Wednesday welcomed the court verdict in the 7/11 serial train blasts case, saying that it was committed to strengthen the justice delivery system in the state.
Expressing satisfaction on the judgement, Finance Minister Sudhir Mungantiwar said in the last one year the conviction rate has gone up from 9 percent to 35 per cent.
"In the last one year, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has worked on improving loopholes in the judicial delivery system," he said.
NCP spokesman Nawab Malik said proper judicial process has been followed and the order is final. "We have to honour the judgement."
A special MCOCA court here today sentenced five of the 12 convicted in the case to death while the remaining were awarded life imprisonment.
Seven RDX bombs exploded in the first-class coaches in as many suburban trains, killing 189 people and injuring 829 others on July 11, 2006.