Mumbai train blast verdict expected today
Mumbai : After having spent seven years in custody for the ghastly train killings which rocked Mumbai in 2006, those accused in this attack may finally be brought to justice. A year after court concluded its trial on this 2006 Mumbai train serial blasts case, a court verdict on final judgement is expected by special court today.
Several blasts on Mumbai local trains which occurred in the month of July, 2006 rendered 820 persons injured and around 189 killed. The blasts took place at Mahim and Matunga in central Mumbai and at Khar, Bandra, Jogeshwari, Mira Road and Borivali in the northern suburbs, all falling on the Western Railways line of Mumbai’s busy local network on wheels.
Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad had arrested 13 persons for their involvement in the case and alleged that the accused were linked with terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba and banned group Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).
All 13 accused have been charged under sections of the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA), Indian Penal Code, Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, Explosives Act, Railway Act, Passport Act and Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. They face a maximum punishment of death penalty.