2006 Mumbai train bombings: This day that year in pics
Mumbai city news: Investigators said around 20kg of RDX was packed into pressure cookers, placed in bags and hidden under newspapers and umbrellas.mumbai Updated: Jul 11, 2017 08:41 IST
Seven blasts tore through the first-class compartments of crowded local trains in a span of just five minutes on July 11, 2006, during evening rush hours, when millions of office-goers were heading home, killing 188 people and wounding 816.
In October 2015, a special court sentenced five people to death for planting bombs and gave life sentence to seven for providing chemicals, assistance and logistical support for one of the worst terror attacks to hit the country.
Investigators said around 20kg of RDX was packed into pressure cookers, placed in bags and hidden under newspapers and umbrellas.
The blasts were a first-of-their-kind in the history of India and brought the lifeline of the country’s financial capital to a grinding halt. The special MCOCA court, in its judgment, termed the case rarest of rare.
The explosions were so powerful that they ripped through the double-layered steel roof and sides of the suburban train compartments.