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Only accused in German bakery blast found guilty

Mirza Himayat Inayat Baig, the lone arrested conspirator in the February 13, 2010 German Bakery blast case, was convicted by a sessions court on Monday.

india Updated: Apr 16, 2013 00:31 IST
Yogesh Joshi

Mirza Himayat Inayat Baig, the lone arrested conspirator in the February 13, 2010 German Bakery blast case, was convicted by a sessions court on Monday.

Additional sessions judge NP Dhote held Baig, 31, guilty of criminal conspiracy, murder, attempt to murder and possession of an explosive substance, among other charges.

The judge will pronounce the quantum of punishment on April 18.

On February 13, 2010 at around 7pm, a powerful blast ripped apart German Bakery, Pune's famous eatery in Koregaon Park, killing 17 victims, including four foreigners - two Sudanese, an Italian and an Iranian, and injuring 60.

"Baig can face the death sentence as five sections under which he was convicted have provision for capital punishment," said Raja Thakare, special public prosecutor.

While the court has convicted Baig, five other suspects named in the charge sheet, including Mohsin Choudhary, Yasin Bhatkal, Riyaz Bhatkal, Iqbal Bhatkal - all Indian Mujahiddin members - and Faiyaz Kagzi are still at large.

The seventh suspect, Zabiuddin Ansari, is yet to be tried in the case, as the Anti-Terrorism Squad did not seek his custody.

Clad in green-colour lined shirt, Baig did not react to the judgment.

His lawyer A Rehman said, "We will approach the high court against the verdict."