'93 blasts: Abdul Gani Turk convicted
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'93 blasts: Abdul Gani Turk convicted

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india Updated: Sep 20, 2006 16:42 IST

A TADA court today found Abdul Gani Turk guilty of filling RDX in vehicles which were used in the 1993 serial bomb blasts and of parking an explosive-laden jeep at Centry Bazaar where 113 people were killed.

Turk, who is the eighth person to be convicted in the case, was also found guilty of participating in the RDX planting operation at Shekhadi coast in Raigad district.

The court, however, did not find him guilty on two other charges - participating in arms and hand grendade training at Sandheri village near Borghat in Maharashtra and participating in the meeting where the conspiracy of the blast was hatched.

Designated Judge P D Kode said though Turk was present in Sandheri, there was no evidence to prove that he received the arms and hand grenade training.

Although Turk had gone for the meeting, it was found that he stayed outside the residence of a co-accused where the meeting took place, the judge said.

The other charges on which he was found guilty were murder (302 IPC), attempt to murder (307 IPC), causing grievous hurt (326 IPC) causing hurt (324 IPC), damage to property (435 IPC) and damage to residential building (436).

He was also found guilty under Section 3, 4 (a) (b) of the Explosive Substances Act, Section 9-B (1) (b) of the Explosive Act and Section 4 of Prevention of Damage to Public Property Act.

The court observed that it had not accepted the defence of the accused that he had participated in terrorist acts merely because he was an employee of main accused Tiger Memon.

First Published: Sep 19, 2006 13:44 IST