New Delhi: The Pune German Bakery blast convict Himayat Baig has been sentenced to death. Baig, the lone convicted accused in the case, was sentenced to death by a Pune Sessions Court.
Additional Sessions Judge NP Dhote handed down capital punishment to Baig for murder and criminal conspiracy, besides under provisions of Unlawful Activities Prevention Act and Explosive Substances Act.
The court had on April 15 pronounced Baig, the only person arrested in the blasts that left 17 dead and 64 wounded at the popular eatery on February 13, 2010, guilty of involvement in the crime. The punishment was announced after the judge heard arguments of defence and prosecution on the quantum of sentence.
Baig, a resident of Maharashtra's Beed district, was held guilty under sections 302 (murder), 307 (attempt to murder), 435 (mischief by fire or explosive substances), 474 (forgery), 153(A) (promoting enmity between different groups on ground of religion, race, place of birth, language and doing acts prejudicial to maintenance of harmony) and 120(B) (Criminal Conspiracy) of IPC. He was also pronounced guilty under various sections of UAPA and Explosives Substances Act....more
05:00 PM, Apr 18, 2013