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1993 Mumbai blasts case: What the SC said

Agencies  New Delhi, March 21, 2013
First Published: 11:46 IST(21/3/2013) | Last Updated: 12:20 IST(21/3/2013)

The Supreme Court Thursday confirmed the death sentence of Yakub Abdul Razak Memon in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case and commuted the death sentence of 10 others. This is what the apex court said:

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* Supreme Court upholds Yajub Memon's death sentence in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case

* SC commutes death sentence of 10 other convicts to life imprisonment

* SC commutes death sentence on the ground that the convicts were behind bars for 20 years and their economic condition was weak

* Training of convicts in Pakistan materialised in 1993 blasts

* Management and conspiracy of 1993 blasts were done by Dawood Ibrahim and others in Pakistan

* The accused were trained in bomb making and to handle sophisticated weapons in Pakistan

* Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI was also involved in the 1993 blasts

* Police, customs and coastal guards are also to be blamed for 1993 blasts

* Supreme Court upholds Yajub Memon's death sentence in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case

* SC commutes death sentence of 10 other convicts to life imprisonment

* SC commutes death sentence on the ground that the convicts were behind bars for 20 years and their economic condition was weak

* Training of convicts in Pakistan materialised in 1993 blasts

* Management and conspiracy of 1993 blasts were done by Dawood Ibrahim and others in Pakistan

* The accused were trained in bomb making and to handle sophisticated weapons in Pakistan

* Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI was also involved in the 1993 blasts

* Police, customs and coastal guards are also to be blamed for 1993 blasts

* Yakub Memon and all absconding accused (Dawood Ibrahim and others) were "archers" and rest of the accused were "arrows" in their hands

* SC upholds conviction of Sanjay Dutt under Arms Act in 1993 blasts case

* SC, however, reduces Dutt's six year jail term given by TADA court to five years

* SC says that the circumstances and nature of offence was so serious that Dutt cannot be released on probation

* SC says that evidence and materials perused by TADA court in arriving at the decision against Dutt was correct

* SC says that the circumstances and nature of offence was so serious that Dutt cannot be released on probation

* SC says convicts who are on bail, including Sanjay Dutt, will have to surrender within four weeks

* SC says that life term convicts will remain in jail till their death

* Life sentence of Ashrafur Rehman Azimulla reduced to 10 years while that of Imtiyaz Yunusmiya Ghavte to jail term already undergone

* SC upholds life sentence of 16 out of 18 convicts sentenced by TADA court

(With PTI inputs)


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