Mumbai bombing 2006: India Court finds twelve men guilty

Mumbai bombing 2006: India Court finds twelve men guilty

Mumbai bombing 2006: India Court finds twelve men guilty

Written by Tharushan Fernando

11 Sep, 2015 | 4:53 pm

Indian courts have convicted twelve out of thirteen men, who were convicted of the 2006 train blast. The explosions that ripped through Mumbai commuter trains in 2006, killed more than 180 people and wounded 800 more.

Judge Yatin D Shinde found them guilty of murder and criminal conspiracy charges on Friday, and said he will announce their sentences on Monday after hearing arguments from the prosecutors and defence attorneys. The defendants could face the death penalty.

The seven bombs that wre triggered within 15 minutes were aimed at the evening rush hour in Mumbai on the 11th of July,2006 the convictions have been announced nearly nine years later, after the courts delayed its descion after accusations that the suspects were coerced into falsely confessing their involvement in the blasts.

The attack is blamed on Islamic militants backed by Pakistan, but Pakistan has denied these allegations

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