A Special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court in Mumbai on Saturday expected to pronounce quantum of sentence for the convicts in 2006 Aurangabad arms haul case.
Earlier, the court on Thursday found 12 accused guilty, including Lashkar-e-Taiba operative and 26/11 plotter Sayed Zabiuddin Ansari alias Abu Jundal in the sensational case.
The Judge of special court S.L. Anekar also upheld the prosecution’s plea that the case was part of a larger post-2002 Gujarat communal riots conspiracy to eliminate then Chief Minister (now Prime Minister of India) Narendra Modi and Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Praveen Togadia.
There were a total of 22 accused in the case who had procured a huge amount of explosives, arms and ammunition, and allegedly planned to target the political leaders for their role in the 2002 Gujarat riots.