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Court begins sentencing convicts in '93 blast case

india Updated: May 09, 2007 12:20 IST

A TADA court in Mumbai has begun handing out sentences to those found guilty in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

The TADA court has summoned all the 123 accused, including actor Sanjay Dutt, to be present in the court on Wednesday.

Dutt, who was found guilty of possessing illegal weapons, was acquitted of conspiracy charges in the 1993 Mumbai blast case.

The guilty also include four members of the Menon family, all guilty of conspiracy storing arms and ammunition. The prosecution has demanded that they be hung to death.

Eleven blasts took place in different parts of Mumbai on March 12, 1993 leaving 257 people dead and over 700 people injured.

During the 14-year-long trial in the blast case, the court acquitted 23 people and found 100 others guilty of various offences.