TADA court turns into fortress for serial blasts' judgement
Mumbai, Aug 9 (UNI) Heavy security has been put in place around the TADA court outside the Arthur road jail in South Central Mumbai, in view of the pronouncement of judgement in the 1993 serial bomb blasts case tomorrow.
The area has been cordoned-off and a large police force has been deployed around the court. Senior police officials visited the place today and reviewed security arrangements.
The traffic along the route would also be diverted tomorrow.
TADA Judge P D Kode will commence delivery of judgement in the case, the trial of which began on June 30, 1995 and concluded in 2003, after the court examined 686 witnesses, two accused-turned-approvers and recorded evidences running into 14,000 pages.
A total of 123 accused in the case, of which 86 are out on bail including actor Sanjay Dutt and a few members of the Memon family, who had allegedly masterminded the blasts, have been directed to remain present in the court tomorrow and not to leave its jurisdiction.
Besides, extradited gangster Abu Salem, also being tried in the case, is expected to be brought to the court premises when the judgement is being delivered.
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