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Friday, June 16, 2017

1993 Mumbai blasts: 6 persons including Abu Salem convicted

1993 Mumbai blasts: 6 persons including
Abu Salem convicted

Mumbai: A special TADA Court in Mumbai convicted 6 persons including gangster Abu Salem in sensational 1993 Mumbai blasts case on Friday, 16th June 2017. Salem was convicted in the blasts case under charges of conspiracy and terror activities.
The Mumbai TADA court also held Mustafa Dossa guilty in the case, which left 257 people dead, 713 seriously injured and destroyed properties worth Rs 27 crore. The TADA court held Dossa guilty of conspiracy, murder and terror activities. Court acquitted one accused Abdul Quayyum from all charged in the 1993 blasts case. Court ordered release him personal bond..
Mustafa Dossa masterminded the landing of explosives including  RDX in India and sent some youth to Pakistan to acquire arms training.
Dossa was facing charges of conspiracy and arranging landing of the explosives - around 3,000 kg of RDX, along with his associates in Raigad.
Another accused Firoz Khan was convicted under charges of conspiracy and murder under sections of IPC, TADA and Explosives Act. Accused Tahir Merchant was also convicted in 1993 Mumbai blasts case by the Mumbai TADA court.
The special court here convicted Karimullah Shaikh in the blasts case. The court, however, acquitted all accused of the charge of waging war against the nation.
Mumbai TADA court believed that Dossa, Salem, Merchant and Firoz Khan were among the main conspirators of 1993 blasts case. Salem was accused of transporting weapons from Gujarat to Mumbai.
The gangster also handed over to actor Sanjay Dutt, who was an accused in the case for illegally possessing weapons, AK 56 rifles, 250 bullets and some hand grenades at his residence on January 16, 1993. Two days later on January 18, 1993, Salem and two others went to Dutt’s house and got back two rifles and some rounds.
The court, in all, recorded statements of around 750 prosecution witnesses and 50 witnesses. Three accused including Salem confessed to their crime during investigations carried out by the CBI over the years in the blasts case.

The Special TADA Court read out the judgement against Dossa and six others, including Abu Salem, in the sensational 1993 blasts case.

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