Bollywood stars face death penalty after being found guilty of murder, terrorism
Posted On July 4, 2021
Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan and his associates have been found guilty in a terror plot to blow up a bus in Mumbai, a court in the eastern state of Maharashtra said on Monday.
“The accused has been convicted of murdering five people and terrorising a bus driver and an assistant driver in a terrorist conspiracy in September 2016.
The court has convicted all of them on the charge of terrorising the public and violating the law by using the vehicle,” a bench comprising Justice J.K. Singh and Justice Ranjit Kumar said in a hearing in a case against four other accused.
The court also found that the accused was in touch with the masterminds of the attack and used their phone numbers and e-mail addresses.
The trial, which began in September, came amid an ongoing crackdown on militant groups and other forms of terror that has left nearly 700 people dead since October.
The five accused were initially arrested in connection with the case and a case has been registered against them.