Mumbai 7/11 Serial Train Blasts Verdict Today: The verdict on 7/11 Mumbai serial train blasts is going to be pronounced today by a special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA).
A special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) is going to pronounce the verdict on the 7/11 Mumbai serial blasts which took lives of many people.
The verdict comes nine years after the mishap took place. The trial in connection with this case has been concluded on August 19, 2014 by Special MCOCA judge Yatin D Shinde.
Almost 192 witnesses, which include eight Indian Police Service (IPS) officers and five Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers and 18 doctors have been examined by the prosecution in a long trial of eight years. 51 witnesses have been examined by the defence and a charge sheet of 10,600 pages was filed.
189 people have lost their lives and nearly 900 people were injured in this blasts which took place on July 11, 2006 when seven bombs exploded through the compartments of trains between Churchgate and Bhayander in Mumbai.
Two blasts out of seven took place in Mahim and Borivali while the trains were nearing the stations. The other five blasts took place in trains moving away from the platforms. The trains were so powerfully exploded that they ripped the double-layered steel roofs and sides of each of the seven compartments, throwing injured and dead passengers out.
The powerful explosion not only killed the passengers in the train but also the people who were waiting on the platforms.
Azeem Cheema is identified as the main conspirator in the attack by the investigating agency who was an active member of the Lashkar-e-Tayiba. Countless twists and turns has been witnessed in this case in last eight years. In fact, the prosecution dropped many of its theories that it had relied on initially.