Photos: Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train blasts convicts' deadly journey

Updated: Jul 12, 2017, 08:23 IST
  • Photos: Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train blasts convicts' deadly journey
    On July 10, the group of terrorists, including Pakistani nationals, gathers at the house of one of the conspirators, Shaikh Alam Shaikh, at Room no 2, T Line Shivaji Nagar in Govandi. Illustrations/Uday Mohite
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  • Photos: Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train blasts convicts' deadly journey
    The group assembles the explosives using RDX and Ammonium Nitrate and places it inside pressure cookers. The pressure cookers are then kept in bags
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    The terrorists, carrying the bags, disperse in groups of two to three
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  • Photos: Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train blasts convicts' deadly journey
    They board taxis from Govandi and head to the house of another conspirator, Faisal Shaikh, at Flat no 24, Lucky Villa, Kant Wadi in Perry Cross Road, Bandra (W)
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    The next afternoon, on July 11, the planters leave Faisal’s Bandra residence in groups of two to three with bags containing pressure cooker bombs
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    Each group boards a taxi from Bandra for Churchgate Railway station
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    The groups disembark from the taxis on Maharshi Karve Road, parallel to Churchgate station, and enter the platform from the subway. Each group then boards separate trains leaving from platform numbers two and three
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    The planters place the bags carrying explosives on the luggage racks of the first-class compartments of different trains and wait close to the door. The terrorists then alight from the trains at various stations before Dadar
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  • Photos: Tracing the 11/7 Mumbai train blasts convicts' deadly journey
    One Pakistani National, Salim, who is unfamiliar with the layout of the suburban network and does not know how to tackle the crowds, fails to alight after planting the bomb. He dies in the blast that takes place between Matunga Road and Mahim stations
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The tragic 2006 Mumbai serial train blasts that took the lives of many 11 years ago. We look back at the terrorists' journey from bomb assembly to planting of the explosives in the local trains

 

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