1993 Mumbai blast case: TADA court to announce quantum of sentence on September 7
The special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court to pronounce quantum of sentence to all convicts including Abu Salem on 7th September in connection with 1993 Mumbai blast case.
The special court on August 10 concluded hearing on the punishment to be awarded to five persons including Abu Salem in the case.
Judge G A Sanap convicted Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Karimullah Khan, Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan, Riyaz Siddiqui and Tahir Merchant for their roles in the blasts conspiracy on June 16, 2017. Another accused, Abdul Kayuum, was acquitted.
"The court is likely to fix the date for pronouncement of sentence on August 22," special prosecutor Deepak Salvi said.
During the arguments on sentences, the prosecution demanded death for Dossa, Karimullah Khan, Firoz Khan and Tahir Merchant, and life sentence for Siddiqui.
Dossa, one of the masterminds of the conspiracy (apart from absconding accused Dawood Ibrahim, Tiger Memon and others) died of cardiac arrest on June 28.
The serial blasts in Mumbai on March 12, 1993, left 257 people dead, 713 seriously injured and destroyed property worth Rs 27 crore.
(With agency inputs)