Be-Gunah Qaidi (Innocent Prisoners), a book written by Abdul Wahid Shaikh, who was jailed for 10 years in the 7|11 train blasts before his acquittal, was launched in the city on Wednesday . Shaikh, a schoolteacher, said the 12 convicts in the blasts were wrongly implicated. S M Mushrif, a former IGP, lambasted the state ATS inquiry before the book launch at the Marathi Patrakar Sangh.The dead numbered 188 in the blasts on July 11, 2006. The ATS arrested 16 people; three were discharged. The trial ended in 2015, the court convicting 12 and acquitting Shaikh.
Shaikh said they were tortured for a confession. “The book is the story of 12 convicts who had nothing to do with the blasts and are still behind bars,“ he said.