1993 Mumbai serial blasts verdict: TADA court convicts Abu Salem and five others; Abdul Qayyum acquitted

  • 1993 Mumbai serial blasts verdict: TADA court convicts Abu Salem and five others; Abdul Qayyum acquitted
16-06-2017 | Pratidin Bureau. |

A Special Terrorism And Disruptive Activities Act (TADA) court has pronounced its judgment against seven accused in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case on Friday.

Accused Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Karimullah Khan, Tahir Merchant, Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan and Riaz Siddiqui were convicted under charges of conspiracy and murder under sections of IPC, TADA and Explosives Act, while Abdul Qayyum acquitted of all charges in the case.

However, the court orders Abdul Qayyum’s release on personal bond.

On March 12, 1993, thirteen serial blasts ripped through the city of Mumbai, killing at least 257 people and injuring nearly around 713 others.

Apart from the bombs, people at fishermen colony in Mahim and at the Sahar International Airport were targeted with hand grenades. It was one of the most coordinated terrorist attacks in India.

Underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and the Memon family are believed to be the masterminds behind the terror attack. While Dawood, Tiger and Ayub Memon are absconding, authorities nabbed Yakub Memon and hanged on July 30, 2015 in Nagpur.

The court has set June 19 as the next date for hearing, to decide the date for argument on quantum of sentence.

Tags : Mumbai serial blasts verdict TADA court Abu Salem Abdul Qayyum Mustafa Dossa Karimullah Khan Tahir Merchant Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan Riaz Siddiqui


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