The quantum of sentence for the accused in Mumbai 7/11 blasts is likely to be pronounced today by Mumbai special court.
A Mumbai special court will hear the arguments regarding the quantum of sentence of the 12 accused in the Mumbai 7/11 blasts today.
12 accused have been convicted by Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court judge Yatin D Shinde under the charges of of murder, conspiracy and waging war against the country on Friday.
Out of 13 accused 12 were convicted and one person was Abdul Wahid Shaikh has been acquitted who allowed Pakistani nationals to live in his house.
The 12 accused who were convicted are Muzzammil Shaikh (27), Kamal Ahamed Ansari (37), Ehtesham Siddiqui (30), Tanvir Ahmed Ansari (37), Mohd Faisal Shaikh (36), Mohd Sajid Ansari (34), Mohammad Majid Shafi (32), Zamir Ahmad Shaikh (36), Shaikh Alam Shaikh (41), Soheil Mehmood Shaikh (43), Naveed Hussain Khan (30) and Asif Khan (38).
On July 11, 2006 seven blasts occurred in the first-class compartments of crowded local trains of Mumbai within in a span of just 11 minutes killing 188 people and injured nearly 800 people.
The blast occurred between Khar Road-Santacruz, Mira Road- Bhayander, Bandra-Khar Road, Jogeshwari-Mahim Junction, Matunga- Mahim Junction and Borivali.
A charge-sheet has been filed by the Anti- Terrorism Squad in November 2006 on 30 people but four Indian suspects and all 13 Pakistani accused, including key conspirator and LeT commander Azam Cheema, are on the run.
The investigation was lasted for a long eight years during which the prosecution examined 192 witnesses, including eight Indian Police Service (IPS) and five Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers as well as 18 doctors. The defence lawyers examined 51 witnesses and one person was called as a court witness.
The trial has been concluded on 19 August 2014 by MCOCA judge. The interrogation of witnesses resumed after two years since the Supreme Court had stayed the trial in 2008.
Noe the accused may get life sentence in prison or a death sentence according to the officials.