2006 Mumbai blast case: 5 sentenced to death, 7 get life term

Mumbai, Sep 30 (ANI): In 2006 Mumbai blast case, Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court sentenced five of the twelve convicts to death on Wednesday. The remaining seven were handed life imprisonment. While reacting on the courts verdict the defense lawyer Sharif Shaikh said that it was great miscarriage of justice and he will move to high court for the justice. The defense lawyer also accused Anti-Terrorism Squad of misleading the court. Shaikh also affirmed that all the accused will be acquitted, because they all are innocent. The head of Jamiats’s legal aid committee Gulzar Azmi after listening to the verdict said that he didn’t accept it and will move to high court. Azmi also informed that Jamiat will continue to provide the legal aid to the victims. Seven blasts took place on local trains in Mumbai during a span of 11 minutes, killing nearly 200 people and injuring about 700 others. The examination of witnesses resumed after a span of two years after the country’s Supreme Court lifted its 2008 stay order on the case.

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