1993 blast convict Salim Durani released on bail

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Mumbai, Dec 7 (UNI) Salim Bissmillah Khan alias Salim Durrani, who was granted bail by the Supreme Court in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case on Wednesday and was subsequently released from Nashik jail yesterday, appeared before the TADA Court here today as per the directive of the Court.

Durrani was convicted and awarded five years rigorous imprisonment (RI) by the designated court under Section 5 of the TADA Act for illegal possession of deadly weapons in the notified area of the city.

A Science graduate, Durrani had visited Dubai prior to the serial blasts to attend a conspiratorial meeting.

Durrani had already spent four years in jail before the TADA Court pronounced its judgment.

Including Durrani, 18 convicts have been released from jail out of the total 29 convicts, who applied for bail in the Supreme Court.

As per the Apex Court's directive, all the released convicts are required to visit the CBI Office once in a month and are also not allowed to leave the country without the permission of the designated court.

It may be recalled that along with Dutt, 29 convicts had moved their bail plea but the Supreme Court granted bail only to 18. The plea of 11 convicts, including three family members of absconding accused Tiger Memon was adjourned by the Court on the grounds that they are facing life imprisonment and were involved in the conspiracy of the serial blasts that rocked the metropolis on March 12, 1993 killing 257 people, injuring 725 and damaging property worth crores of Rupees.


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