Lucknow: A court in Uttar Pradesh’s Jaunpur on Saturday sentenced to death a Bangladeshi convicted in the July 2005 Shramjeevi Express blast which had left 12 passengers dead.
Additional Sessions Judge Budhiram Yadav, who had convicted Mohammad Alamgir aka Ronny on Friday, pronounced the sentence amid high security. The other accused, Ubaid-ur-Rehman, will be sentenced on August 2.
Ronny was convicted for murder, attempt to murder and conspiracy under the Indian Penal Code, and under various sections of the Explosive Material Possession Act and the Railway Act.
As many as 53 witnesses testified in this case.
More than 60 others were injured in the blast on board the train, which runs from New Delhi to Patna, on the Hariharpur crossing on the Lucknow-Varanasi rail section on July 28, 2005.