Mustafa Dossa dead; 1993 Mumbai blasts convict suffered cardiac arrest

1993 Mumbai blasts convict Mustafa Dossa dead: Dossa was diagnosed with high fever and was taken to JJ hospital at 3 am where he was kept under observation. Dossa had earlier informed the special TADA court about his heart problem and said he wanted to undergo a bypass surgery.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 28, 2017 8:39 pm
Mumbai serial blast, 1993 Mumbai bast, Abu salem, Mumbai blast verdict, 1993 Mumbai blast verdict, mustafa dossa, yakub memon, abu salem, bombay serial blast 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Mustafa Dossa dead: In this photo, he is seen being taken to the special TADA court where he was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, in Mumbai. PTI Photo by Shashank Parade

Mustafa Dossa, the 1993 Mumbai blasts convict, has died after suffering a cardiac arrest, JJ Hospital Dean Dr TP Lahane has confirmed. Dossa passed away at 2.30 pm this afternoon. Late last night, Dossa was diagnosed with high fever and was taken to JJ hospital at 3 am where he was kept under observation. Dossa had earlier informed the special TADA court about a heart condition and said that he wanted to undergo a bypass surgery.

“The dean of JJ Hospital has confirmed the news of the demise of Mustafa Ahmed Dossa to his family. After completing inquest and post mortem procedure, body will be released to his family for burial,” lawyer Rizwan Merchant said.

Earlier today, Dr TP Lahane had told The Indian Express “Dossa is a patient of diabetes and acute hypertension. We will observe him over the day and conduct necessary tests. He does not require ICU admission.” He was, however, later rushed to the ICU once his condition deteriorated. On Tuesday, during the arguments of quantum of punishment, Special Public Prosecutor had sought the death sentence for Mustafa Dossa.

During the trial in the 1993, the court said Dossa was a member of the “core group of conspirators’. “It is proved that the accused Mustafa Dossa for achieving the object of the main conspiracy, took the first step and sent arms and ammunition from Dubai/Pakistan to Dighi Jetty on January 9, 1993,” the court had said.

The consignment sent by Dossa included arms, ammunition and RDX (Research Department Explosive i.e cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine) which the CBI claimed was the first ever terrorist attack in the world where the explosive was used on such a large scale after World War II. The court announced that the evidence by the CBI was also enough to convict Feroz, the second name on the accused list.

Security has been beefed up outside the JJ hospital in Mumbai. Express Photo/Amit Chakravarty

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  1. d
    Jun 29, 2017 at 3:37 am
    Good riddance
    1. S
      Jun 28, 2017 at 10:44 pm
      There must have been a conspiracy to make him die. We need a thorough investigation and a front page obituary from this media house.
      1. A
        Jun 28, 2017 at 10:42 pm
        Karma is universal. It doesn't depend on any religion. He reaped what he sowed. An a s s h o l e like him should not even get burial in Mumbai. The burial ground that has dead bodies of Yakub, Haseena, Chota Rajan and all those mafia kings and queens should never allow a terrorist to be buried with honour. His body should be left to be eatenby crows and vultures for thats what he has earned in his life. Ameen.
        1. A
          Jun 28, 2017 at 10:37 pm
          to kya use uske Allah jahnoon bhi naseeb nahi karenge. These Muslims are a shame to humanity and theur own religion, Islam. They have shamed their Allah million times by spreading jihad and polluting their religion to an extent ehete not only in India but even West hates them. If they are true Muslims thry read and re read Quran.
          1. L
            l s
            Jun 28, 2017 at 8:05 pm
            Poor Dossa. He wanted seven angels. He does not know that angels are sold out for the next 25 years. Now what ????????????????? All muslims will expect a State funerel, with the P M and the President present. Will sepera s come also???????? Not forgetting Pak terrorists and the ISI. Will they be present for his funeral ????????????????
            1. S
              Shahid Ullah
              Jun 28, 2017 at 4:48 pm
              Though he expired a little while ago, his soul will never rest in peace. It's a curse 4m the souls of those who were killed.
              1. O
                Omar S
                Jun 28, 2017 at 7:09 pm
                Does that also apply to Narendra Modi, who condoned the Gujrat riots and the Gao Rakshak murders, and to L K Advani and the Hindutva gang who initiated all this by marching on the Babri masjid?
                1. M
                  Jun 28, 2017 at 7:50 pm
                  Are you drunk or arenyou Pappu's friend? When did Feku56 condone Gujarat riots? Who certified that the fake lynching gangs were from Feku56 party? You are a jaundiced MUSLIM.
                  1. R
                    Jun 28, 2017 at 9:30 pm
                    How can you comoare a prime minister terrorist.? U seems to support this terrorists!! Unless u urself are a terrorist, such comparison would never come out !! No true Indian will ever think of giving a support to your statement and attention NIA, you seems to have one more person here..
                    1. L
                      Jun 28, 2017 at 10:33 pm
                      None of the courts in India convicted Modi. Do you expect the courts in Saudi to convict him? AH. Sonia and her goons in the govt, English press and NGOs tried for 10 years every trick but could not succeed.
                  2. S
                    Sanjay Lod
                    Jun 28, 2017 at 3:54 pm
                    s: /document/d/1Bw4kMllSeLCP80GMqTB4QnPa2cJKK8xfahfZnC3c6Gg/edit?usp sharing
                    1. A
                      Jun 28, 2017 at 3:53 pm
                      Good new. Jaisi karni waisi bharni. Police should shot on spot to all anti national elements. Ek papi insan to dharti se kam hua
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