'93 blasts: one awarded life sentence
Judge PD Kode of the TADA Court awards life imprisonment to Sheikh Ali Sheikh Kumar for criminal conspiracy.india Updated: Jun 07, 2007 18:04 IST
A special anti-terror court in Mumbai on Thursday sentenced one man to life and another to 10 years rigorous imprisonment for their role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
Judge PD Kode of the TADA Court awarded life imprisonment to Sheikh Ali Sheikh Kumar for criminal conspiracy. He was also awarded sentences ranging from seven to 14 years in jail on four other counts. He was asked to pay a fine of Rs 150,000.
The court sentenced mobster Ejaz Pathan to 10 rigorous imprisonment on three counts. He was also awarded another term of nine years in prison running concurrently and asked to pay a fine of Rs 225,000.
Pathan, said to be linked to mobster Dawood Ibrahim, was extradited from Dubai in 2003.
So far a total 73 people have been sentenced in the Mumbai terror blasts that claimed 257 lives. The remaining 27 convicted, including Sanjay Dutt, have been asked to be present in court on June 14.