Poll | Will convictions in 7/11 blasts send out a strong message?

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Sep 13, 2015 18:06 IST
The seven blasts in the suburban trains on July 11, 2006 killed 188 people and injured 829. (HT File Photo)

Twelve out of the 13 accused in the 2006 Mumbai bombings were convicted by a special court under the Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) on Friday.

Abdul Wahid Shaikh was the only accused to be acquitted.

According to the anti-terrorism squad (ATS), the 13 accused were members of the banned Students Islamic Movements of India(SIMI) who carried out the bombings with the help of the Pakistan-based Laskhar-e-Taiba (LeT).

Officials said the prosecution examined 192 witnesses, while defence lawyers examined 51 witnesses. The witnesses included eight IPS officials, five IAS officials and eight doctors. More than 5,500 pages of evidence were examined in the case.

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