2003 Mumbai blasts case: Chronology

* August 25, 2003: Blasts at Zaveri Bazaar and Gateway of India in south Mumbai. 52 killed and 244 injured.

August 31, 2003: Three accused Ashrat Ansari (32), Hanif Sayed (46) and wife Fahmida Sayed (43) arrested.

* October 1, 2003: Two more accused, Mohammed Ansari Ladoowala and Mohammed Hasan Batterywala, held.

*October 2, 2003: Another accused Zaheer Patel (name changed as he later became approver in case) arrested.

* February 5, 2004: Chargesheet filed against six accused in the case in Prevention of
Terrorism Act (POTA) court.

* May 5, 2004: Patel declared approver and pardoned by POTA court.

* June 20, 2004: Charges framed by court against five accused.

* September 2, 2004: Trial commences.

* December 2008: Ladoowala and Batterywala discharged from case after Supreme Court upholds POTA review committee report.

* July 27, 2009: Ashrat Ansari, Hanif Sayed and wife Fahmida convicted by special POTA
court.

* August 4, 2009: Prosecution seeks death penalty for accused.

* August 6, 2009 : Ashrat Ansari, Hanif Sayed and wife Fahmida awarded death penalty by court.

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