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7/11 blasts: 5 sentenced to death, life for seven in Mumbai train bombing case

A special court on Wednesday sentenced 5 of the 12 convicted to deah for the 7/11 Mumbai train blasts

Mangled coach at Mahim station. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia
Mangled coach at Mahim station. Photo courtesy: Wikipedia

A special court on Wednesday sentenced five convicts to death in the 7/11 Mumbai train blasts, and ordered life imprisonment for the remaining seven convicted of carrying out the deadly series of bomb blasts in suburban trains that killed 188 people nine years ago.  Special Judge Yatin D Shinde had last week concluded hearing arguments on the quantum of sentence when prosecution demanded death penalty for eight of the 12 convicts while it sought life imprisonment for the remaining four. On September 23, the Special MCOCA court had reserved its order on sentencing in the ...