The Special Maharashtra control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court presided by special judge Y D Shinde on Tuesday concluded the trial in the 2006-serial train blast case, thus declaring the tentative date of passing judgment to be September 19. The prosecution had examined a total of 200 witnesses in the case, while the defence advocates examined a total of 40 witnesses in the case.
Advocate Shaheed Nadim, who appeared on behalf of the accused said, "After a period of almost eight years, the case has finally concluded. The court on Tuesday closed the proceedings in the case, and gave a tentative date for delivering the judgment in the case."
The ATS had arrested a total of 13 accused in the case and all are at present in prison. The names of the 13 accused are Faisal Shaikh, Ali Bashir Khan, Mohammad Ali, Majid Shafi, Sajid Ansari, Kamal Ansari, Ethesham Siddiqui, Zameer Shaikh, Sohail Shaikh, Muzammil Shaikh, Tanvir Ansari, Naveed Hussai and Abdul Shaikh. As per the prosecution's case as many as 188 people were killed and over 800 were injured when serial explosions had ripped apart the first class compartments of Mumbai's suburban trains on July 11, 2006.
The blast occurred between Khar Road and Santacruz, Bandra and Khar Road, Jogeshwari and Mahim Junction, Mira Road and Bhayander, Matunga and Mahim Junction, and Borivli.