Three people, including a woman, convicted for killing at least 52 people in the 2003 Mumbai terror attacks were today given death sentences.
Haneef Sayyed, 46, and his 43-year-old wife Fahmeeda were found guilty of planting a bomb at the Gateway of India, a popular tourist destination in the city.
Ashrat Ansari, 32, was found guilty of planting a second bomb at the crowded Zaveri Bazaar.
Last week, the special anti-terrorism court in Mumbai convicted all three of conspiracy, murder and attempt to murder over the twin blasts. The trial had continued for six years.
Earlier this week, Sayyed had appealed for a life sentence on the grounds that he would never seek parole.
Special prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam had reportedly called it a “rarest of rare” case in which they had “enjoyed their act of killing”.
The three are accused of membership of banned terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba which has also been blamed for last year’s attack in Mumbai.
This is the first time a husband and wife have been held guilty of terror activities in the country.