SC stays death sentence of man involved in Mumbai bomb blasts

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New Delhi, May 12 (UNI) The Supreme Court today stayed the death sentence of a man found guilty of killing 88 people by parking an RDX filled jeep near Century Bazaar, Mumbai in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts.

A bench comprising Chief Justice K G Balakrishnan and Justices R V Raveendran and M K Sharma also issued notices to CBI on a petition filed by Abdul Ghani Turk who was convicted and sentenced to death by a TADA court in Mumbai serial bomb blasts case.

The apex court also issued notices to the CBI on the petition of another convict Sheikh Ali Sheikh Umar who was awarded life imprisonment with a fine of Rs 150,000 for his involvement in the criminal conspiracy which culminated in the loss of about 200 lives on March 12,1993, when Mumbai was rocked by a series of bomb blasts.

With today's stay of the sentence, the apex court has till now stayed the death sentence of six convicts.


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