Train blast case: Sajid Ansari challenges death sentence in HC

Mumbai: Nine years after a series of bomb blasts in suburban trains rattled the metropolis killing 188 people, a special MCOCA court had sentenced five of the 12 convicted in the case to death while the remaining were awarded life imprisonment.

One of the convicts, Mohammed Sajid Marghoob Ansari challenged the court order. Advocate Ishrat Khan is taking up the case. Filling a plea in Bombay High Court Sajid termed the judgement as illegal.

According to Sajid, the special court pronounced one-sided judgment believing on the fake witness and evidences and false stories.

Special Judge Yatin D Shinde had pronounced the judgment.