NEW DELHI, India (CNN) -- An Indian court on Monday convicted a couple and another man for explosions that left 54 people dead in Mumbai in 2003.
Public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam described the verdict as a "big blow" to the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba, a Pakistan-based militant group blamed for the attack.
The court reserved sentencing until at least August 4. On that day, the prosecution will recommend what Nikam called the toughest punishment for the convicts, which is expected to be execution.
Monday's conviction came under what is now a repealed Prevention of Terror Act, which was in force in India when the bombings occurred at Mumbai's Gateway of India and Zaveri Bazaar gold market.
The court examined 103 witnesses, Nikam earlier told CNN.
India blames the Lashkar-e-Tayyiba for last year's terror strikes in Mumbai, in which more than 160 people were killed.
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