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'93 blasts case: Three accused held guilty

A TADA court pronounces three accused in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case guilty today.

india Updated: Oct 06, 2006 15:51 IST

Three associates of absconding prime accused Tiger Memon wereon Fridayfound guilty by a TADA courtof complicity in the 1993 blasts case, taking the total number of convicts to 31.

The trio are Shaikh Ali Shaikh Umar, Mohammed Shahid Nizamuddin Qureshi and Pervez Mohammed Pervez Zulfikar Qureshi.

Umar was found guilty of taking part in the conspiracy behind the blasts, the landing of RDX at Shekhadi in coastal Raigad district, packing RDX in vehicles, initiating co-accused Gul Mohammed in the conspiracy, surveying potential targets with Tiger and possession of weapons.

He was acquitted by judge PD Kode of charges of undergoing weapons training at Sandheri and Borghat in Raigad.

Nizamuddin Qureshi was found guilty of participating in landing of arms and explosives at Shekhadi but acquitted of charges of conspiracy and going to Dubai en route to Pakistan for arms training.

Zulfikar Qureshi was found guilty of conspiracy, participating in the landing of arms and ammunition at Shekhadi, undergoing weapons training in Pakistan and loading RDX in vehicles that were planted at various places on the day of the terror attacks.

Thirteen accused have been acquitted since the special court started pronouncing its verdict in the 13-year-old casein September. The blasts killed 257 people and injured hundreds.

First Published: Oct 06, 2006 13:13 IST