Defence lawyer for the 12 convicts accused of precipitating the serial blasts on local trains in Mumbai in 2006, Sharif Sheikh, on Wednesday said that his clients were innocent and that he would now challenge the verdict of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in the Bombay High Court.
Five persons were today sentenced to death and seven others imprisoned for life by a special court for the serial blasts on Mumbai local trains in 2006 that left 189 commuters dead and over 800 injured.
Delhi Police on Thursday filed a charge sheet against jailed gangster Neeraj Bawana, former Delhi legislator Rambeer Shokeen and others under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) for allegedly running an organised crime syndicate.
After miserably failing in trial court, police on Wednesday moved the Delhi High Court challenging the clean chit given to all the accused, including India's test discard S Sreesanth and two other cricketers Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan, in the sensational 2013 IPL-6 spot-fixing case.
A Delhi court, which discharged cricketers S Sreesanth, Ajit Chandila and Ankeet Chavan in the sensational 2013 IPL-6 spot-fixing case, has held there was no prima facie evidence to suggest that they had any nexus with the organised crime syndicate.
Giving a jolt to Delhi Police, a court here on Saturday said it had failed to establish existence of a core crime syndicate of underworld Dawood Ibrahim and his aide Chhota Shakeel involved in betting and match-fixing in the 2013 IPL spot-fixing case.
A Delhi court which discharged all the accused, including former cricketer S Sreesanth, in the IPL-6 spot fixing scandal accepted their defence that alleged Call Detail Records and recorded conversations did not prima facie show any match fixing for money transactions for invocations of stringent MCOCA.
Former India pace bowler S. Sreesanth's mother has expressed full faith in the judiciary as a court in Delhi is expected to deliver its verdict on May 29 on framing charges against the cricketer for his alleged involvement in a match fixing case registered against him and few others in 2013.
The Bombay High Court on Tuesday held that an accused can be booked under the stringent Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) as well as the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA) in a terrorism related case.
Citing the delay in trial, the Bombay High Court has granted bail to a suspected member of Ravi Pujari gang who spent seven years in jail after he was charged under the stringent MCOCA for allegedly threatening a businessman to pay extortion money.
A special court on Wednesday convicted three persons in connection with the 2009 case of firing on a city-based hotelier, who had survived the attack as the bullet hit a coin kept in his shirt's pocket.