Mumbai : The Mumbai train blast came to a completion with five persons sentenced to death and seven other given life term. Nine years after the July 11, 2006 serial blasts on Mumbai local trains that left 189 dead and hundreds injured, five persons were sentenced to death while seven others were given life terms by a special court here on Wednesday. On September 11, the court had convicted 12 of the 13 accused. The prosecution had demanded death penalty for eight of the 12.
Special MCOCA Judge Y D Shinde Wednesday announced capital punishment to Kamal Ansari (41) from Madhubani, Bihar; Mohammad Faisal Ataur Rahman Shaikh (41) from Mumbai; Ehtesham Qutubuddin Siddiqui (34) from Thane; Naveed Hussain Khan (35) from Secunderabad and Asif Khan (44) from Jalgaon in Maharashtra. These people were all found guilty of planting the bombs. In the 7/11 Mumbai train blasts, seven RDX bombs had exploded in the first class coaches in many suburban trains, killing 188 people and injuring 829.
Court ruling pronounced the ‘They shall be hanged by their necks till they are dead’ order. A total of 71.45 lakh fine was slapped on them all told. The court awarded death sentence on these clauses – spreading terror, organised crime, criminal conspiracy and murder. The men were found guilty of charges under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA), MCOCA, IPC, Explosives Substances Act, 1908 and Railways Act, 1989.
The seven who have been given life sentences are – Tanveer Ahmed Mohammed Ibrahim Ansari (41), Mohammed Majid Mohammed Shafi (37), Shaikh Mohammed Ali Alam Shaikh (46), Mohammed Sajid Margub Ansari (38), Muzammil Ataur Rahman Shaikh (31), Suhail Mehmood Shaikh (46) and Zameer Ahmed Latiur Rehman Shaikh (41).