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1993 Mumbai blasts death-row convict Tahir Merchant dead

Merchant, who was lodged in the Yerawada Central Jail here, suffered a heart attack in the prison around 3 a.m. and was rushed to the Sassoon Hospital.

india Updated: Apr 18, 2018 13:57 IST
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service
Indo Asian News Service, Pune
Tahir Merchant,1993 mumbai blast,Yerwada Jail
1993 Bomb Blasts case acussed Tahir Merchant alias Taklya brought at Session's Court in Mumbai.(HT File Photo)

M. Tahir Merchant, alias Tahir Takla, one of the convicts in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts who was sentenced to death, died of a heart attack here on Wednesday, a police officer said.

Merchant, who was lodged in the Yerawada Central Jail here, suffered a heart attack in the prison around 3 a.m. and was rushed to the Sassoon Hospital.

However, he failed to respond to the treatment and breathed his last around 3.45 a.m., said Additional DGP (Prisons) B.K. Upadhyay.

On September 7, 2017, he was awarded death penalty for conspiring, facilitating and knowingly commissioning acts of terror leading to the March 1993 serial bomb explosions which rocked Mumbai.

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First Published: Apr 18, 2018 13:56 IST