Who is Mustafa Dossa?

Mustafa Dossa, one of the prime convicts of the 1993 Mumbai blast, was recently convicted by the TADA Court under the charges of criminal conspiracy (Section 120B IPC) and various provisions of the TADA.

By: Express Web Desk | Published:June 28, 2017 3:11 pm
Dossa was arrested in 2003 and found guilty for holding meetings in India and Dubai conspiring the 1993 blasts. Ganesh Shirsekar

Mustafa Dossa, one of the convicts in the 1993 Mumbai blasts awaiting sentencing, died at the JJ Hospital in Mumbai on Wednesday. Dossa was taken to the hospital in the morning after he complained of chest pain.

Mustafa Dossa, one of the prime convicts of the 1993 Mumbai blast, was recently convicted by the TADA Court under the charges of criminal conspiracy (Section 120B IPC) and various provisions of the TADA. On June 27, the CBI sought capital punishment for Dossa’s role in the 1993 mumbai blast.

Dossa was arrested in 2003 and found guilty for holding meetings in India and Dubai conspiring the 1993 blasts. The TADA court convicted him for landing of arms and ammunitions and explosives in Rajgad and financing the landing and for making travel arrangements for people who met with Dawood Ibrahim Kaskar.

Special CBI counsel Deepak Salvi had informed the TADA court on June 22 that Dossa was the brains behind the 1993 attacks and his degree of crime was the highest when compared to the other accused. “While deciding on the punishment in this case, the court needs to keep two numbers in mind… that 257 persons died in the blasts and nearly 713 citizens were brutally injured. These numbers are sufficient to display the brutality caused by the blasts. The men who caused the blast had brought 1500 kg of RDX (an explosive substance). It would have destroyed the entire city of Mumbai,” Salvi had said in court.

The prosecution in the mumbai blast case accused Dossa along with Tiger Memon and Chhota Shakeel of organising training camps in Pakistan and in India. According to the prosecution, they also made travel arrangements for men from India to Pakistan for arms training.

It was held that the role of Dossa in the 1993 mumbai blasts was much severe than that of Yakub Memon who was hanged in 2015. In 2o15, Dossa had also requested the TADA court to hand him a similar fate like that of Memon. The trial of the seven convicts was separated from the prime case.

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    ah
    Jun 28, 2017 at 8:54 pm
    NO HINDU is HANGED for MUSLIMS killed ....... this is NOT JUSTICE ... this is CUTION and will result in MORE Mustafa Dosa and Yakub Memon ............. In INdia no death penlty for state terrorists like ADvani, Vajpayee, Uma Bharti, Manohar Joshi ,Modi who are the CREATORS of the worst situation after the PAR ION ........ someone may be waiting for the right time ..............
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      mimi sur
      Jun 28, 2017 at 5:07 pm
      Of course a muslim terrorist ...72 virgins are ready for him.
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        Omar S
        Jun 28, 2017 at 7:13 pm
        A burning pyre and a reincarnation as a toilet brush will be ready for you.
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          ah
          Jun 28, 2017 at 8:56 pm
          If a MUSLIM dies he will get Houries and if a HINDU dies he will get 72 Togadias ................
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        Barbdewyre
        Jun 28, 2017 at 4:47 pm
        Perhaps, the correct headline should have been "Who was Mustafa Dosa".
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          RR
          Jun 28, 2017 at 4:25 pm
          Brother of Ma Dosa? Who cares about these h$hitty guys!
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            Abdul
            Jun 28, 2017 at 4:18 pm
            Good News!!! Why not Advani, MM Joshi, Uma Bharati get same conviction for their involvment in the Babri Mashid demolition case where they were chaired the meeting, conspiracy and execution which lead to 1000s of Indian citizens deaths in riots?!!!!
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              RR
              Jun 28, 2017 at 4:27 pm
              At least they did not bomb and kill innocent civilians in public places...people like u whenever give such dumb statement, make me feel that people like u can sell this country to any extent for religion, u people who get blinded easily to even differentiate ebtween a petty criminal and and an antinational and terrorists. Just coz he belongs to ur religion. WHy not u ask ur people to stop indulging in antinational acts?
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                Barbdewyre
                Jun 28, 2017 at 4:48 pm
                Why don't you think about the thousands that died in the riots that followed?
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                shailendra
                Jun 28, 2017 at 5:40 pm
                shut up get loast
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                  Jaganathan Vijayakumar
                  Jun 28, 2017 at 8:37 pm
                  Most of masques created by invaders of India after encroaching famous Hindu religious places like Ayothia, Kasi, Mathura Etc despite prayer hall of Muslim brother sister can accept the reality for peace in India unlike in most of Muslim countries where fighting going within Muslims under different groups.
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                  nikhil singh
                  Jun 28, 2017 at 3:28 pm
                  good news , criminal got punished by god.
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