2006 Mumbai blasts: quantum of sentence likely to be announced today

Mumbai, Sept. 14 (ANI): A Mumbai special court will begin the hearing in the 2006 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case and the arguments related to the quantum of sentence in the case is likely to be delivered on Monday.

The Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act, MCOCA court on Friday convicted 12 accused in the blasts case that rattled Mumbai killing 188 people and injuring 829 others.

The court held the accused guilty of many charges under IPC, Explosives Act, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act and Indian Railway Act.

The chargesheet filed by Anti Terrorism Squad, ATS in November 2006 had named 30 people which included 17 Indians and 13 Pakistani nationals. However, the agency could arrest only 13 Indian accused for trial.

Seven RDX bombs had exploded within a span of 10 minutes in the first class coaches of Mumbai’s suburban trains on July 11th, 2006. (ANI)

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