Mirza Himayat Baig, the only person to be arrested and tried in Pune’s German Bakery Blast case, was sentenced to death by a Pune sessions court on Thursday. Baig was held guilty on Monday for planning and executing the blast, which killed 17 people and injured more than 60, on February 13, 2010.

Calling it one of the rarest of rare cases, Additional Sessions Judge N.P. Dhote announced capital punishment to Baig on five charges including murder, criminal conspiracy, and various Sections of the Explosive Substances Act and the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act, 1967. Five other charges attracted life imprisonment.

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