Sameer Hingora surrenders before court

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Mumbai, Oct 24 (UNI) Sameer Hingora, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case under the Arms Act for supplying an AK-56 rifle and four hand grenades at the residence of actor Sanjay Dutt, today surrendered before the TADA court after he was handed a copy of the final judgement.

Hingora, a film producer and owner of a video company, was awarded nine-year rigorous imprisonment. However, he was granted interm bail by the apex court as he had yet to receive a copy of the final judgment.

The Supreme Court, while ordering his release on bail, had directed him to surrender as soon as he was handed the copy of the final verdict.

Besides Hingora, another convict, Ehsan Quresh, who was also on bail on the same ground, surrendered before the TADA court today.

The court also handed the copies of the judgement to 25 more convicts, who are lodged at the Kolhapur prison and were brought to the TADA court, lodged at Arthur Road jail, under heavy police security.

With this, 69 out of total 100 convicts have been handed over the copies of the judgement.

Three members of the Memon family, who had masterminded the serial blasts, are still out on bail as they have yet to receive the copies of the judgement. They include Yakoob Memon-- one of the 12 convicts sentenced to death by the TADA court.

UNI

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