Indian court finds 12 guilty of 2006 Mumbai train bombings

NEW DELHI: An Indian court on Friday convicted 12 of 13 men accused of planning blasts that ripped through Mumbai commuter trains in 2006, killing more than 180 people and wounding hundreds.


Judge Yatin D. Shinde on Friday found them guilty of murder and criminal conspiracy charges and said he will announce their sentences on Monday after hearing arguments from the prosecutors and defence attorneys. They face the death penalty.

One of the accused was acquitted of all charges.

Seven bombs went off within 15 minutes on the packed trains during the evening rush hour in Mumbai on July 11, 2006. The trial in the case in Mumbai lasted for more than seven years.

Police say the attack was triggered by disaffected Muslims at the behest of Pakistan-based militants.