2006 Mumbai sight blasts case: Prosecution might direct genocide chastisement for 12 convicts

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A Mumbai justice will hear a arguments on a quantum of punishment of a 12 indicted in a 2006 Mumbai blasts box today.

An MCOCA justice had on Friday convicted 12 persons in a sequence blasts case, 9 years after 7 RDX bombs kept in Mumbai suburban trains exploded murdering 188 people.

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According to a news in The Times of India, a charge is expected to find genocide sentences for a convicts in a case.

The Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) Judge Yatin D Shinde had conspicuous 12 indicted as guilty while acquitting one indicted Abdul Wahid Shaikh (34) in a box on Friday.

The 12 indicted who were convicted are: Kamal Ahamed Ansari (37), Tanvir Ahmed Ansari (37), Mohd Faisal Shaikh (36), Ehtesham Siddiqui (30), Mohammad Majid Shafi (32), Shaikh Alam Shaikh (41), Mohd Sajid Ansari (34), Muzzammil Shaikh (27), Soheil Mehmood Shaikh (43), Zamir Ahmad Shaikh (36), Naveed Hussain Khan (30) and Asif Khan (38).

The Times of India reports that while limit punishment (death sentence) will be sought for all a 5 planters,and “the “more educated” convicts including pivotal confederate Tanveer Ansari, Asif Khan Bashir Khan, a polite engineering diploma hilt and Mohammed Ali Shaikh, a Unani medicine seller”, a convicts who have played smaller roles might be shown leniency.

However, Azam Chima, along with 14 others, are still absconding in a case.

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had arrested a indicted between 20 July, 2006 and 3 October, 2006. Out of them 11 indicted had given statements revelation to their impasse in a blasts though after retracted.

The charges were framed opposite all a 13 indicted underneath supplies of Indian Penal Code, Explosives Act, Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act, Indian Railway Act, MCOCA and Unlawful Activities Prevention Act on 32 counts.

Meanwhile, Abdul Wahid Shaikh, a usually indicted to be clear in a case, was liberated from a high-security Arthur Road jail in Mumbai on Saturday where he had been lodged for 9 years given his arrest.

In a hearing that lasted for 8 years, a charge examined 192 witnesses, including 8 Indian Police Service (IPS) and 5 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers as good as 18 doctors. The counterclaim lawyers examined 51 witnesses and one chairman was called as a justice witness.

The deposition done by witnesses runs into around 5,500 pages.

Seven RDX bombs had exploded in a initial category coaches of Mumbai’s suburban trains on Jul 11, 2006, murdering 188 people and injuring 829.

The blast occurred within a camber of 10 mins between Khar Road-Santacruz, Bandra-Khar Road, Jogeshwari-Mahim Junction, Mira Road- Bhayander, Matunga- Mahim Junction and Borivali.

The MCOCA decider had resolved a hearing on 19 August 2014. The hearing of witnesses resumed after dual years given a Supreme Court had stayed a hearing in 2008.

With PTI inputs