1993 Mumbai serial blasts verdict: TADA court to pronounce judgment on 7 accused today

1993 Mumbai serial blasts verdict: Since Salem and the other six accused were arrested at the fag end of the earlier trial, the court ordered that they be tried separately.

Written by Sadaf Modak | Mumbai | Updated: June 16, 2017 5:48 pm
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A Special Terrorism And Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act court will Friday pronounce judgment against seven accused for the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, which killed 257 and injured 713. The accused — Mustafa Dossa, Abu Salem, Feroz Abdul Rashid Khan, Taher Merchant, Riyaz Siddiqui, Abdul Qayyum Shaikh and Karimullah Khan — face charges including criminal conspiracy, waging war against the Government of India and murder under Sections of the Indian Penal Code, under the now repealed TADA Act, and under relevant Sections of the Indian Explosives Act and Explosive Substances Act.

The seven men form the second set of accused in the blasts case, and were arrested between 2003 and 2010. Since Salem and the other six accused were arrested at the fag end of the earlier trial, the court ordered that they be tried separately. Also read: What is the case? Click here.

According to the CBI’s case, after the Babri Masjid demolition, communal violence broke out in different parts of the country, including Mumbai. The accused, most of whom were members of active organised crime syndicates, planned ‘revenge’ for the demolition and the subsequent riots. Under the leadership of Dawood Ibrahim and Ibrahim Mushtaq Abdul Razak Memon (Tiger Memon) — who continue to remain absconding along with 31 others — the accused entered a criminal conspiracy to commit a terrorist act in India. Click here to read a timeline of what all has happened in the case so far.

The CBI claims that the objective of the conspiracy was to ‘strike terror in the people’ and to ‘adversely affect the harmony’ among different sections of Indian society and that Mustafa smuggled the arms, ammunition and explosives for the serial bombings — which, according to the CBI, was the first ever terrorsist attack in the world in which RDX (Research Department Explosive i.e cyclotrimethylene-trinitramine) was used on such a large scale after the Second World War.

In their defence, the accused have submitted to court that the evidence, including confessions, used against the earlier set of accused could not be used against them as theirs was a separate trial. While the Supreme Court had in 2011 allowed the defence to give a list of witnesses from among the earlier 686 it desired to cross-examine, the decision on the admissibility of the confessions of the co-accused will be made by the court during the final judgment by special Judge GA Sanap on Friday.

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    Michelle:Vedic:human
    Jun 16, 2017 at 12:22 pm
    One criminal rapist pervert illiterate paedophil in the seventh century founded a false religion in Arabian desert in the name of a non-existing god,-- He promised false things in a false heaven Like 72HOURIES,---Ever since the world lost peace----Also ever since fools who believed him have been killing and dying for achieving this false promise.---Jai hind
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      Kal El
      Jun 16, 2017 at 1:00 pm
      If only ignorant like you have understood what religion and what its teaching are we surely would have world peace. Menace like you are there in every religion to disrupt the peace and harmony like cow vigilantes. May god open your eyes to truth and help you dealing with your hate filled heart.
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      STANLY.MJ
      Jun 16, 2017 at 10:15 am
      What a judiciary?A verdict after 24 years?!! I am deeply wounded by this delay the special court other judiciary systems could not pronounce its verdiction in a shorter period!
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        Michelle:Vedic:human
        Jun 16, 2017 at 9:26 am
        Hang these filthy MUZZIE ba st ds A-S_s side up,---cut their half cut carrots into full,----push it up their mouth,--shove the ak47 up their stinky MUZZIE A-s-S ho-LE,---pull the trigger and let the bullets exit from their mouth with the loudest bang,---then throw their MUZZIE stinky As-S bodies in a pigs farm where they rightfully belong,----Jai hind.
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          Kal El
          Jun 16, 2017 at 1:02 pm
          we would have appreciate it if you feel the same way against murderer of cow vigilantism ... if you decide based on crime and not religion.
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          Nitin Deolekar
          Jun 16, 2017 at 9:06 am
          गंडी-नारू-आम-बॅड-कर यांचे चुकीचे सेक्युलर कायद्यामुळे भारतात हिंदूची अशी वाईट स्थिती झाले आहे? नही होत नाही आणि सांगताही येत नाही? ढोन्गि सेक्युलर घटना समितीला साधा समान नागरी कायदा सुद्धा करता आला नाही?? बुध आमयेडकर सायबाने गरीब हिंदूना 1-पत्नी कायदा लादला? हिंदू बायका पोतगी साठी न्यायालयात भांडत बसतात! पण मुस्लिम मात्र मोकाट सोडले! 4-शादी तोंडी तलाक! त्यामुळे मुस्लिम लोकसंख्या 50 जास्त वेगाने वाढते आहे!! याला गंडी-नारू-आम-बॅड-कर यांचे चुकीचे सेक्युलर कायदे दोषी आहेत? आता पुढील ७० वर्षे नेहरू-आंबेडकरचे चुकीचे कायदे उलटे करा! हिंदूंना २-शादी लेखी तलाक!! आणि मुस्लिम बांधवांना समाजवादी चीन चा कुटुंब कायदा लावा!! १-कुटुंब-१-मूल पुढील फक्त ७० वर्षे नंतर २ चालतील !! यातूनच मुस्लिम बांधवांची खरी प्रगती आणि भरभराट होईल आणि आयसिस अतिरेकी आपोआप -च कमी होतील. बदल्यात मुस्लिम महिलांना शाळेत सानिया कडून टेनिस शिकवा !! त्यांना बीसी कोट्यात आरक्षण द्या !! आंबेडकर जातीच्या ऐवजी,
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