Mumbai blast case: Two convicts file appeals against conviction

Two convicts of 2002-03 Mumbai blast case - Atif Mulla and Hasib Mulla - filed appeals on Thursday against their conviction in the Bombay High Court.

ANI| Last Updated: Apr 21, 2016, 14:54 PM IST

Mumbai: Two convicts of 2002-03 Mumbai blast case - Atif Mulla and Hasib Mulla - filed appeals on Thursday against their conviction in the Bombay High Court.

They also filed bail applications. The Bombay High Court admitted the pleas for hearing and issued notices to the Government of Maharashtra and others on bail pleas of the two blasts case convicts.

The notices are returnable in two weeks. Both Atif Mulla and Hasib Mulla are sentenced to 10 years of imprisonment in the case.\

A Special Prevention of Terrorism Act (POTA) court on April 6 awarded life imprisonment to three of the 10 convicts in the 2002-2003 Mumbai blasts that killed 12 people and injured 27 others between December 2002 and March 2003.

Four convicts, including key accused Saquib Nachan, were sentenced to 10 years of rigorous imprisonment.

Three other convicts, who have already served around eight years in jail, got two years of simple imprisonment.

There were three explosions in Mumbai in four months starting with the first blast on December 6, 2002 at the McDonald`s at Mumbai Central Railway Station.

The second blast occurred on January 27, 2003 at Vile Parle East market and the third blast took place in a local train at the Mulund Railway Station on March 13, 2003.