Death for Mumbai Bombers

July 18, 2007

Author: Staff Writer

Source: BBC News

Three people have been sentenced to death in the trial of those accused of involvement in the 1993 serial bombings in the Indian city of Mumbai (Bombay).

The court ordered that Pervez Sheikh, Abdul Turq and Mohammed Mushtaq Tarani be hanged for planting bombs in India's financial capital.

The sentencing judge described the attacks as "heinous and shameful".

A total of 123 people were accused of involvement in the blasts that killed 257 people and wounded 713.

The attacks were allegedly organised by the Muslim-dominated underworld in the city in revenge for deadly Hindu-Muslim religious clashes a few months earlier.