2006 Mumbai train bombings: This day that year in pics

Updated on Jul 11, 2017 08:41 AM IST

Mumbai city news: Investigators said around 20kg of RDX was packed into pressure cookers, placed in bags and hidden under newspapers and umbrellas.

The bogie of a train that was blown apart in the blast at Mahim.(HT FILE)
The bogie of a train that was blown apart in the blast at Mahim.(HT FILE)
Hindustan Times | By, Mumbai

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.

Police officers at the spot. (HT FILE)
Police officers at the spot. (HT FILE)

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.

The mangled remains of one of the trains. (HT FILE)
The mangled remains of one of the trains. (HT FILE)

Investigators said around 20kg of RDX was packed into pressure cookers, placed in bags and hidden under newspapers and umbrellas.

The investigating team at the spot. (HT FILE)
The investigating team at the spot. (HT FILE)

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 train at Mahim station. (HT FILE)
The train at Mahim station. (HT FILE)

The explosions were so powerful that they ripped through the double-layered steel roof and sides of the suburban train compartments.

Read more: 2006 Mumbai train bombings: 11 years on, 11 things to know about the serial blasts

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    Charul Shah is senior reporter covering the legal beat for Hindustan Times. She has spent over a decade in the industry covering criminal investigations and judiciary from Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Bengaluru.

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