2006 Mumbai train blasts verdict today
Mumbai, Sept 11: The verdict in the high profile Mumbai serial train blasts case will be pronounced today. The Special MCOCA court will deliver the verdict in the case, which is referred to as the July 11, 2006 serial train blasts case.
The blasts had claimed the lives of 189 people and injured over 900. Seven bombs had ripped through the compartments of trains between Churchgate and Bhayander in Mumbai. Explosives were planted in utensils and were extremely powerful in nature.
The case which had dragged on for several years will finally see a closure today. The court had laboriously gone through a 10, 600 page chargesheeet and examined 197 prosecution witnesses and 57 witnesses of the defence.
In the chargesheet the investigating agency identified Azeem Cheema as the main conspirator in the attack. Cheema is a member of the dreaded Lashkar-e-Tayiba. The trial had been delayed after one of the accused in the case challenged the constitutional validity of some of the provisions slapped by the investigating agency. While the Supreme Court had stayed the trial in 2008, it had vacated the same in 2010.