The arguments on the quantum of sentence for six people convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case will continue on Tuesday. The lawyers for the CBI said they “will argue for maximum punishment for all convicts”. Defence Advocate Abdul Wahab Khan had made an application and sought two weeks to prepare arguments on the quantum of sentence.
The TADA court rejected his plea and said the matter is urgent and can’t be adjourned. Six people, including Mustafa Dossa and gangster Abu Salem, were convicted on Friday of conspiring and carrying out a string of bomb blasts that ripped through the heart of Mumbai in 1993 and killed 257 people in what was India’s worst terrorist attack.
Along with Salem and Dossa, the court convicted Firoz Khan, Mohammed Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Taklya, Karimullah Shaikh and Riyaz Ahmed Siddique for the blasts on March 12, 1993. It acquitted Abdul Qayoom Ansari for lack of evidence. Read More…
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