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Tiger's associate and builder found guilty in blast case

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Mumbai, Nov 23 (UNI) The designated TADA court here today convicted prime absconding accused Tiger Memon's associate and a city-based builder for helping Memon in storing and transporting the RDX, which was subsequently used to unleash terror in the metropolis on March 12, 1993.

The presiding Special Judge P D Kode, convicted Tiger's associate Liyaqat Ali and builder Noor Mohammad Khan under various sections of the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA), the Indian Penal Code (IPC), and the Explosive Substances act.

His bail was cancelled and he was immediately taken into custody by the police.

Liyaqat was found guilty of allowing absconding accused, Yeda Yakub and others to store 80 cartons of RDX in his godown at the Maharashtra Industrial Development Centre (MIDC) at Thane. He was also pronounced guilty for transporting the same to various destinations in the city.

In view of the fact that his confession corroborated the confessions of the other co-accused, the Court convicted him under section 3(3) of TADA and section 5 read with section 6 of the Explosive Substances Act.

On the other hand, builder Noor Khan was convicted for agreeing to keep 58 bags of RDX at his godown located at Kashimira in Thane district. This consignment was smuggled into the country by Tiger Memon.

The prosecution had also submitted that Noor Khan had stored and then disposed of this consignment in the Thane creek, for a consideration of Rs 5 lakh.

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