A Pune court Monday held Himayat Baig, a prime accused in the
German Bakery blast here, guilty for his role in the terror attack
which left 17 people dead and 64 injured, officials said Monday.
Pune Sessions Court Special Judge M.P. Dhote delivered the verdict
before a packed courtroom Monday morning.
Special Judge Dhote will pronounce the quantum of sentence for
Baig April 18.
The blast occurred Feb 13, 2010, at the German Bakery in Pune's
upmarket Koregaon Park. The bakery was a popular haunt of
youngsters and foreign tourists.
In September 2010, about seven months after the blast, Baig was
nabbed from Udgir, Latur district of Maharashtra, by the state's
Special Public Prosecutor Raja Thakre told media persons after the
ruling that the court had found Baig guilty on various counts
under Indian Penal Code Sections 302, 307, 120b, 153A, 325, 326,
and others, pertaining to murder, conspiracy, destroying property
and other serious crimes.
Baig's lawyer A. Rahman said that though they respected the
verdict delivered Monday, they would appeal against it in the
Bombay High Court.