MUMBAI: Two weeks after 12 accused in the 2006 Mumbai train blasts were declared guilty by a special court in Mumbai, five of the convicted were sentenced to death while the remaining seven were given a life time imprisonment. The 2006 Mumbai train blasts killed 189 people and 829 commuters.
The prosecution urged the court to impose death penalty on eight of them and life imprisonment for the remaining four, convicted in the seven serial train blasts on July 11th, 2006 in Mumbai’s suburban trains.
The special court judge, Mr Yatin Shinde issued death sentences to Ehtesham Sidduiqui, Asif Khan, Faisal Shaikh, Naveed Khan and Kamal Ansari for planting bombs in the trains.
Tanveer Ansari and Mohammed Ali along with Sajid Ansari were given life imprisonment for making electric circuits and timers to set off the bombs used in the trains. The public prosecutor argued that they should be given a life time imprisonment not less than 60 years, until the end of their lives, the Times of India reports.