Bail plea of 4 convicts in 93 blast rejected
The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the bail plea of four convicts sentenced to life imprisonment in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
The apex court rejected the bail plea of Rubina Suleman Memon, Sardar Shahwali Khan, Muzamil Umar Kadri and Zamir Sayed Ismail Kadri, who were held guilty under TADA for abetting the terrorist act.
However, it provided relief to seven others, Khalil Ahmed Sayed Ali Nazir, Shahnawaj Hajwani, Sikkander Hajwani, Issak Mohammad Hajwani, Mujib Sharif Parkar, Sudhanwa Sadashiv Talavedkar and Ehsan Mohammed Tufel Qureshi, who were sentenced to lesser terms.
The court imposed identical bail conditions on all of them asking them to furnish a personal bond of Rs 25,000 each and two sureties of equal amount. All the convicts have to deposit their passports with the authorities and have to appear at the CBI-STF station, Mumbai, once a month, the court said.
In the case of Yusuf Abdul Razak Memon, related to absconding accused and mastermind of the blasts Tiger Memon, who was also sentenced to life imprisonment, the court said his bail plea would be decided after receiving a report on his mental state from a medical board.
While rejecting the bail plea of another member of the Memon family and woman accused Rubina Suleman Memon, the court said, "she did not appear to be a normal housewife as projected".
"Your car was used (in the serial blasts) and you had a Pakistani passport," a Bench headed by Chief Justice K G Balakrishan said while dismissing Rubina's plea that she was not involved in the conspiracy to carry out serial blasts.