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1993 Mumbai Serial blasts: Quantum of punishment for convicts to pronounce on Tomorrow

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Mumbai, June 19: Arguments on the quantum of punishment for convicts in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts are adjourned till tomorrow.

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Six accused were held guilty on Friday by a special court in the 1993 serial blasts case that claimed 257 lives in the city. Qayyum Shaikh, 64, behind bars for almost 11 years, was acquitted for lack of evidence.

Special judge Govind A Sanap found “concrete evidence” against gangsters Abu Salem, 48, and Mustafa Dossa, 60, Taher Merchant, 55, Feroze Khan, 47, and Karimullah Khan, 55, and convicted them on charges of criminal conspiracy, murder and indulging in acts of terrorism that cause death during the hour-long procedure.

Riyaz Siddiqui, 67, was found guilty on charges of abetting and aiding terrorism, a charge that attracts a maximum punishment of life imprisonment.

Arguments by the prosecution on the quantum of the sentence began in the special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act court on Monday.

Now the case is adjourned for Tomorrow.

 

 Wefornews Bureau

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