Published On : Thu, Jun 30th, 2016

Pune bakery blast: Maharashtra moves SC against HC order giving lifer to Himayat Baig

Pune bakery blastMumbai: Pune bakery blast: Maharashtra government files an appeal in the Supreme Court against Bombay high court order of reducing death sentence of Mirza Himayat Baig to life.

Baig, the lone convict in the 2010 German Bakery blast who was handed the death sentence by a Pune court, was acquitted of all terror charges by the Bombay High Court which found him guilty of the charge of possession of explosives and confirmed life imprisonment on that count.

Seventeen people died and over 50 were injured in the blast. In April 2013, when he was being awarded the death sentence, Baig had wept in court, pleading innocence and saying he was “the 18th victim of the blast”. The Maharashtra ATS had claimed he was the blast “mastermind”.