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1993 Mumbai blasts case: Prosecution may conclude arguments on quantum of sentence today

Mumbai city news: The five against whom the prosecution is seeking for maximum punishment (death sentence) are Mustafa Dossa, Abu Salem, Firoz Khan, Karimmulla Khan and Tahir Merchant.

mumbai Updated: Jul 06, 2017 10:10 IST
Charul Shah
Abu Salem, one of the convicts.
Abu Salem, one of the convicts.(File)

The prosecution is likely to conclude its arguments on the quantum of sentence in the 1993 serial blasts case today.

The CBI has been arguing on aggravating circumstances against five of the six convicts for whom they want capital punishment.

The five against whom the prosecution is seeking for maximum punishment (death sentence) are Mustafa Dossa, Abu Salem, Firoz Khan, Karimmulla Khan and Tahir Merchant.

The prosecution has also sought maximum punishment for the six convict, Riyaz Siddique, which as per the charges against him is imprisonment for life.

The designated court for Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) on June 16 held six of the seven accused guilty in the case.

While five convicts facing capital punishment have been found guilty of participating in the conspiracy and responsible for its execution, Siddique has only been found guilty for aiding and abetting.

The prosecution today would compare the roles of the five convicts facing death penalty with Yakub Memon, who was hanged to death for his role in the serial blasts case.