MUMBAI: 12 who were convicted for the 7/11 serial blasts in Mumbai 2006 are to be sentenced by court tomorrow. The verdict was scheduled to be announced today but it has now been adjourned till tomorrow, September 15, 2015.
A special court of Maharashtra, Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) convicted 12 of the 13 people arrested, last week.
On the eve of July 11, 2006, seven blasts rocked the first class compartments of Mumbai’s local trains in just 11 minutes. The RDX bombs were placed in the trains in pressure cookers.
The blasts were planned to be done in the peak hours when lakhs of working people take local trains to get back home from work.
Many charges have been put against the accused including criminal conspiracy, murder and attempt to murder. (Also Read: 7/11 Mumbai Blast Verdict: 12 convicted, 1 acquitted in Mumbai serial blasts)
The prosecution has ensured that it will try to obtain the most severe punishment for the guilty, which will be either a death sentence or a lifetime imprisonment.
7/11 Mumbai blasts left a deep impact on Mumbaikars, succumbing lives of 189 people and injuring more than 800 people. The attack is permanently etched in the brains of Mumbai residents as well as in all the Indians as one of the worst memories one can have.
First Published | 14 September 2015 5:53 PM