Death sentence to all 3 convicts in 2003 Mumbai blasts  

A special Prevention of Terrorism Act Court on Thursday sentenced the three convicts -- in the 2003 twin bomb blasts case in Mumbai to death.In its judgment on July 27, POTA Judge M R Puranik had found Ashrat Ashrat Ansari, 32, Hanif Sayed Anees, 46, and his wife Fehmida Sayed, 43, guilty of carrying out twin bomb blasts at the Gateway of India [ Images ] and Zaveri Bazaar in 2003. They have been convicted under various Sections of the Indian Penal Code for conspiracy, murder and attempt to murder, Sections of the POTA, the Explosive Substances Act and the Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act. On August 25, 2003, two bombs left in taxis exploded at the Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar in the busy Kalbadevi area, killing 52 people and wounding over a hundred others.

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