12 convicted in 7/11 Mumbai train blasts

Mumbai, Sep 11 (IANS) Twelve people were convicted on Friday in the 7/11 Mumbai trains serial blasts by a special court here.

Nine years after RDX bombs blew up seven peak hour suburban trains on the Western Railway in 11 minutes and killed 189 commuters, the special MCOCA Court delivered its verdict here on Friday.

Initial reports said that five were convicted.

The eight-year-long trial concluded on August 19, 2014 and Special Judge Y.D. Shinde pronounced his judgement.

Besides claiming 189 lives, the serial blasts left 817 injured on the evening of July 11, 2006, from 6.23 p.m. onwards – the peak hour when the suburban trains are choked with commuters going home.

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

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