Chronology of 7/11 train blasts caseMumbai: A special court on Wednesday awarded the death penalty to five people and life in prison to seven others, all convicted for the July 11, 2006, serial blasts on Mumbai's suburban trains which killed
Mumbai: A special court on Wednesday awarded the death penalty to five people and life in prison to seven others, all convicted for the July 11, 2006, serial blasts on Mumbai's suburban trains which killed 189 people, in one of the worst attacks on the city's crowded public transport system.
On September 11, Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Judge Y.D. Shinde found all the 12 people guilty of their role in serial blasts in the suburban trains, which also injured 817 commuters rushing home during the peak hours that rainy evening.
Those awarded the death penalty were Kamal A. Ansari, 37; Ehtesham K. Siddiqui, 30; Faisal Attaur Rehman Sheikh, 36; Asif Khan alias Junaid, 38; Naved Hussain Khan, 30.
The seven who were awarded life term in jail were medico Tanvir A. Ansari, 37; Mohammed Sajid Ansari, 34; Sheikh Mohammed Ali Alam Sheikh, 40; Mohammed Majid Shafi, 30; Muzammil Sheikh, 27; Soheil Mohammed Sheikh, 43; and Zamir Ahmed Sheikh, 36.
Following is the chronology of events in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts case, in which the trial court gave its verdict:
July 11, 2006: Seven RDX bombs kept in Mumbai suburban trains exploded killing 188 people and injuring over 800 people.
July 20, 2006 to October 3, 2006: ATS arrests 13 accused in connection with the serial blasts.
November 30, 2006: Chargesheet filed against 30 accused, including 13 Pakistani nationals, who are now absconding.
2007: Trial begins.
February 2008: Supreme Court stays trial.
April 23, 2010: Supreme Court vacates stay on trial.
August 19, 2014: Trial in the train blasts case ends.
September 11, 2015: MCOCA court convicts 12 out of the 13 arrested accused in the case.
September 30: Trial court sentences accused.