A thoroughly different Terrorist and Disruptive Actions (Prevention) Act (TADA) court on Thursday sentenced Abu Salem and Karimullah Osan Khan to existence imprisonment within the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. The duo have moreover been fined for Rs. two lakh each.
The court awarded loss of life sentence to Taher Mohd. Service provider and Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan. Riyaz Ahmed Siddiqui has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment.
On March 12, 1993, 12 bombs exploded at several areas in what modified into then Bombay, killing 257 of us and injuring 713 while destroying property worth Rs 27 crore.
Twenty-four years later, the TADA court on June 16, convicted Abu Salem Abdul Qayoom Ansari, Mustafa Ahmed Umar Dossa alias Mustafa Majnu, Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan, Taher Mohd. Service provider alias Taher Taklya, Karimulla Osan Khan alias Karimullah Hussain Habib Shaikh and Riyaz Ahmed Siddiqui beneath sections of the TADA, the Indian Penal Code (IPC), the Palms Act and the Explosives Act for perpetrating the blasts. It, on the opposite hand, acquitted Abdul Qayum Karim Shaikh of all charges.
Of the six, Mustafa Dossa who modified into lodged on the Arthur Dual carriageway jail died of cardiac arrest on June 28.
The CBI introduced Abu Salem and his partner Monica Bedi from Portugal in 2005 after a three-year staunch fight after the then NDA executive assured Portugal that the 2 wouldn’t earn the loss of life penalty, if extradited.
Roles of accused as per the prosecution
Abu Salem Abdul Qayoom Ansari, extradited from Portugal, is one among the well-known conspirators, and modified into very end to co-accused Anis Ibrahim Kaskar (Dawood’s brother). He facilitated the transportation and provide of hands and ammunition for terrorist activities. He has been sentenced to existence and fined Rs. 2 lakh
Mustafa Ahmed Umar Dossa alias Mustafa Majnu modified into extradited from the UAE. He acted to attain the article of a conspiracy hatched in Dubai to accumulate revenge for the demolition of the Babri Masjid, for which hands and ammunition were despatched to India. Convicted, no longer sentenced as he passed away in June.
Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan, a real partner of Dossa, had knowledge of all legal activities of the gang. He modified into a participant of the well-known conspiracy from the muse and, due to this truth, modified into one amongst the well-known conspirators. He has been sentenced to loss of life
Taher Mohd. Service provider alias Taher Taklya conspired, advocated and knowingly facilitated and commissioned terrorist acts and acts preparatory to terrorists acts. He has been sentenced to loss of life
Karimullah Osan Khan alias Karimullah Hussain Habib Shaikh knew regarding the deadly results of the RDX, hands and ammunition, and facilitated the touchdown of the self-discipline fabric. He has been sentenced to existence and fined Rs. 2 lakh
Riyaz Ahmed Siddiqui modified into working in end proximity with the well-known conspirators in direction of reaching the draw of the conspiracy, due to this truth inserting him a rung effectively up within the category. He has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment
Abdul Qayoom Karim Shaikh smuggled weapons into India at a time when Bombay modified into already engulfed in unrest. The prosecution did no longer show the worth of conspiracy against him. Hence, acquitted.