A court in India has convicted a man of murder for a bomb blast that killed 17 people three years ago at a popular bakery in western India.

The court Monday also found Mirza Himayat Baig guilty of criminal conspiracy in the February 2010 blast at the German Bakery in the western Indian city of Pune.

The bakery was popular with foreign tourists and students and was crowded when it was attacked. Those killed included an Italian, an Iranian and two Sudanese.

Baig was arrested months after the explosion when police found a cache of explosives at his home. His lawyers insist he was not in Pune when the blast occurred.

The court will announce Baig's punishment Thursday.