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2006 Mumbai train blasts: Court verdict likely today

2006 Mumbai train blasts: Court verdict likely today

India Blooms News Service | | 11 Sep 2015, 11:03 am
Mumbai, Sept 11 (IBNS) Nine years after the serial blasts in Mumbai suburban trains, a Special court in Maharashtra is likely to pronounce its verdict on Friday.

Seven RDX bombs had exploded in the first class coaches of Mumbai's suburban trains on July 11, 2006, killing 188 people and injuring 829.

In a trial that lasted for eight years, the prosecution examined 192 witnesses, including eight Indian Police Service (IPS) and five Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers as well as 18 doctors.

The defence lawyers examined 51 witnesses and one person was called as a court witness.

The blasts occurred between Khar Road-Santacruz, Bandra-Khar Road, Jogeshwari-Mahim Junction, Mira Road- Bhayander, Matunga- Mahim Junction and Borivali.

Altogether 13 people were arrested and made accused in the case while 15 others are still absconding.