TADA court calls Mumbai 1993 blasts convict Mustafa Dossa’s death ‘unfortunate’
Mumbai city news: Judge Sanap questioned the defence about Dossa’s ill health and asked why he had not been told about it earlier.Updated: Jun 29, 2017 15:08 IST
The special Terrorist And Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act – TADA – court on Wednesday termed the death of Mustafa Dossa ‘unfortunate’ and adjourned the case to Friday.
Special public prosecutor Deepak Salvi and defense lawyer Farhana Shah told special judge G A Sanap about Dossa’s death. The court asked the lawyers for more details.
“An unfortunate incident has taken place and Mustafa dossa has died. Dossa was admitted to JJ Hospital early in the morning on Wednesday. He was declared dead due to cardiac arrest by 2.35pm,” Salvi told the court.
Shah said that Dossa had not been well and that she was about to file an application to shift him to private hospital for better treatment. However, before she could do so, she received news that he had died.
Judge Sanap questioned the defence about Dossa’s ill health and asked why he had not been told about it earlier. “Why did Dossa not complain about his health on Tuesday? I would have asked for a medical examination immediately,” the judge said.
Dossa was visibly uncomfortable when he arrived in court on Tuesday. Advocate Yug Chaudhary, who was appointed recently to represent him in sentencing arguments, told the court, “Dossa seems to be very weak and unwell. I submitted an application to call for his medical report.” The court was to hear the plea and pass an order on it on Wednesday.
The special public prosecutor finally sought an adjournment and said he would not be able to argue for other convicts. The TADA judge termed it an “unfortunate and shocking” incident and adjourned the case to Friday.
First Published: Jun 29, 2017 01:07 IST