A local court in Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh, awarded death sentence to a Bangladeshi national having links with Harkat-ul-Jihad al-Islami (HuJI) in the 2005 Shramjeevi Express bomb blast case.
The convict was identified as Ubed-ur-Rehman alias Babu. He is the second terrorist to be sentenced for the crime. Earlier, another Bangladeshi and HuJI operative Alamgeer was sentenced to death.
The explosion ripped apart a coach of the Shramjeevi Express train near Jaunpur station in Uttar Pradesh on 28 July 2005, killing 12 people and leaving over 90 people injured.
After police investigations, Rehman, Nafiqul Vishwas (Murshidabad), Sohag Khan alias Hilal alias Hilaluddin (Bangladesh), Mohammnad Alamgeer (Bangladesh), Doctor Saeed and Gulam Rajdani were found to be involved in the bomb blast.
While there is no clue about Doctor Saeed, another accused Gulam Rajdhani was killed in a police encounter. The crime was allegedly planned in Rajshahi, Bangladesh.