India counrt sentences five to death for 2006 train bombing



    India counrt sentences five to death for 2006 train bombing

    Sept.30, Mumbai: Five people have been sentenced to death in Mumbai over the 2006 serial bombings of commuter trains in India.
    A court in the western Indian city of Mumbai has given life sentenced to seven of the 12 men convicted for the blasts.

    Seven blasts ripped through trains in the evening rush hour on 11 July 2006, killing 189 people and injuring more than 800.

    The attack was blamed on Islamic militants backed by Pakistan, an allegation the country has denied.

    A defence lawyer told reporters outside the court that the accused were "innocent" men who had been "framed" and said they would challenge Wednesday's order in the high court, BBC news reported.

    The 12 men were convicted of murder, conspiracy and waging war against the country earlier this month.

    The Oslo Times

     
     

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