Mumbai 7/11: The role played by the deadly 12 backed by Pakistan
New Delhi, July 11: It is 15 years since the bloody 7/11 Mumbai train bombings. On this day 15 years back the backbone of Mumbai, its trains were attacked in a brutal fashion in which 209 were killed while over 700 injured.
In around 10 minutes on July 11 2006, seven blasts took place on the Western; one of the Suburban Railway in Mumbai. The trial in case dragged on for nearly 10 years and in 2015, a Special MCOCA court which had convicted 12 accused delivered the verdict on the quantum of sentence. 5 persons were awarded death penalty, while 7 others were given a lifer.
Let us take a look at the role that these convicts played:
Kamal Ansari: Helped Pakistani terrorists Aslam and Hafizullah cross into India through Indo-Nepal border.
Faisal Shaikh: Worked for Azam Cheema, the mastermind. He trained in Pakistan and even sent his brother Muzzamil and Tanvir to train.
Ehteshaam Siddiqui: Harboured Pakistani terrorists Ammu Jan, Sabir, Abu Bakr, Kasam Ali and Abu Hasan at Mumbra.
Naveed Hussain: Planted the bomb which exploded at Bandra station.
Asif Khan alias Junaid: Key conspirator Junaid housed Pakistani terrorists at his Mira Road residence. Procured rexine bags, utensils, ammonium nitrate, detonators and also assembled bombs. Planted bomb at Borivali station.
Dr Tanvir Ansari: Helped in assembling bombs.
Majid Mohammed Shafi: Helped Pakistani terrorists Sabir, Abu Bakr, Kasam Ali, Abu Hasan cross into India through Indo-Bangladesh border.
Shaikh Alam: Surveyed local trains to plan the blasts and planted the at Mira Road station.
Mohammad Sajid Ansari: Procured timer electric circuitry and other devices for 7/11. -Housed Pakistani terrorists Aslam and Haifzulla
Muzammil Shaikh: Surveyed local trains to plan the blasts.
Ansari, Sohail Shaikh: Received hawala money from absconding accused, Rizwan Dhaware for the exeucution of the blasts.
Zameer Shaikh: Surveyed local trains and helped assemble the bombs.