Mumbai 7/11 Train Blasts Verdict on Death Sentence Of Convicts: The verdict over the petition filed by prosecutors in case of Mumbai 7/11 blasts to award death sentence to the convicts is delivered on Wednesday.
The prosecution in the Mumbai 7/11 train blasts case have demanded for the death sentence to the eight convicts out of 12 people who were found guilty of 7/11 Mumbai serial train blasts which have killed 189 people and 800 people were left with severe injuries. The prosecution also demanded a life term for the remaining four convicts.
Earlier this month the court has found 12 out of 13 accused as guilty in this case and awarded a punishment of life term to all of them but the prosecution which was not happy with the judgement filed a petition demanding a death sentence to eight convicts in this case. The plea came for hearing on Wednesday and the court is likely to sentence them next week on September 30.
The educational background of the convicts cannot be be taken as a reason for the court to be lenient. Taking the example of Yakub Memon Special Public Prosecutor told the court that Yakub Memon was a chartered accountant with impeccable antecedents but even he was not shown mercy. Why should this case be any different?
In the first class compartments on Mumbai’s local trains seven blasts were occurred within a span of 11 minutes on July 11, 2006 between 6:24 and 6:35 pm taking the lives of 189 and injuring 817 in the ares of Matunga road, Bandra, Mahim, Jogeshwari, Borivali, Khar roads etc.,
Kamal Ahamed Ansari (37), Ehtesham Siddiqui (30), Mohd Faisal Shaikh (36), Muzzammil Shaikh (27), Mohammad Majid Shafi (32),Tanvir Ahmed Ansari (37), Shaikh Alam Shaikh (41), Mohd Sajid Ansari (34), Naveed Hussain Khan (30) Soheil Mehmood Shaikh (43), Zamir Ahmad Shaikh (36), and Asif Khan (38) have been convicted in the case.