Mumbai triple blasts: Prime suspect Muzammil Ansari gets life sentence

Mumbai: A Mumbai Special Court on Wednesday gave life sentence to three of the accused for the 2002-03 triple bombings in Mumbai. The three include the prime accused Muzammil Ansari.

File photo of policemen standing guard after a blast outside a McDonalds restaurant on 6 December, 2002.  Reuters

File photo of policemen standing guard after a blast outside a McDonalds restaurant on 6 December, 2002. Reuters

Four others were given 10 years jail term, including Saquib Nachan, the general secretary of the outlawed Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI).

Three other convicts were given two years jail term by Special POTA Judge P. R. Deshmukh.

All the 10 were found guilty and and convicted by the court on 29 March, after which there were arguments between special public prosecutor Rohini Salian and defence lawyers on the quantum of sentencing, which concluded on Tuesday.

Linked by a common conspiracy, the blasts occurred near McDonald's eatery in Mumbai Central Terminus on 6 December, 2002, another in a Vile Parle market on 27 January, 2003 and the third in a crowded ladies first class compartment of a suburban train near Mulund on 13 March, 2003, killing a total of 12 and injuring over 139 others.

Updated Date: Apr 06, 2016 13:19 PM