Mumbai serial blasts: Ten convicted, three acquitted
Mumbai, Mar 29: Ten persons were convicted and three acquitted by a Special POTA court in connection with the 2002 and 2003 triple blasts case at Mumbai.
The accused persons were facing charges of murder and waging war against the nation.
The court in its order convicted Saquib Nachan, who the police considered as the mastermind of the attack. Three persons were however acquitted for want of evidence.
The police had filed its chargesheet and stated that these persons were part of the banned outfit, SIMI. The blast had killed several persons and injured 140.
On December 6 2002, an explosion was reported at the Mc Donalds restaurant at the Mumbai central station in which 27 persons were injured.
A month later a bomb planted at Vile Parle exploded in which one person was killed and several others were injured. Two months later an explosion on a train near Mulund claimed 90 lives.
The police said that the blasts were to avenge the ban on SIMI and this was a coordinated strike by the members of the group. The police had also alleged that these operatives had also taken the help of a Pakistani national.