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1993 blasts: Chronology of events in the trial

india Updated: Jul 21, 2007 12:43 IST

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Following is the chronology of events in the TADA court trial into 13 bomb blasts that rocked Mumbai on March 12, 1993 killing 257 people and injuring 713.

* November 4, 1993
Over 10,000 page-long primary chargesheet filed against 189 accused, including actor Sanjay Dutt.

* November 19, 1993
The case is handed over to the CBI

* April 1, 1994
The TADA court shifted from the city sessions and civil court to a separate building inside the premises of the Central Jail at Arthur Road.

* April 10, 1995
26 accused discharged by the TADA Court and charges framed against the remaining accused. Supreme Court discharges two more accused, travel agent Abu Asim Azmi (now Samajwadi Party MP) and Amjed Meher Baux.

* April 19, 1995
Trial in the case commences

* April-June 1995
Charges framed against the accused

* June 30, 1995
Two accused persons, Mohammed Jameel and Usman Jhankanan turn approvers in the case

* October 14, 1995
Sanjay Dutt (accused number 117), arrested on April 19, 1993, granted bail by the Supreme Court.

* March 23, 1996
Judge JN Patel transferred and elevated as a High Court judge.

* March 29, 1995
PD Kode designated as a special TADA judge

* October 2000
Examination of 684 prosecution witnesses ends

* March 9-July 18, 2001
The accused persons' statements recorded

* August 9, 2001
Prosecution begins arguments in the case

* October 18, 2001
Prosecution completes arguments

* November 9, 2001
Defence starts arguments

* August 22, 2002
Defence closes arguments

* February 20, 2003
Dawood gang member Ejaz Pathan produced in court

* March 20, 2003
Mustafa Dossa's remand proceedings and trial separated.

* September 2003
Trial ends, waiting for judgement

* June 13, 2006
Salem's trial separated

* August 10, 2006
Judge P D Kode starts dictating the verdict and says the judgement will be pronounced on September 12.

* September 12, 2006
The Court starts delivering the judgement, pronounces four members of the Memon family guilty, and acquits three.