Six other ’93 blasts convicts to surrender
Apart from Sanjay Dutt, six other convicts of the 1993 blasts case, who were granted extension by the Supreme Court, will surrender before the designated Tada court at Fort on Thursday.mumbai Updated: May 16, 2013 01:10 IST
Apart from Sanjay Dutt, six other convicts of the 1993 blasts case, who were granted extension by the Supreme Court, will surrender before the designated Tada court at Fort on Thursday.
The SC had also granted extension to seven more convicts — Abdul Memon, Altaf Sayed, Yusuf Nulwalla, Zaibunnissa Kazi, Issaq Hajwane, Shariff Parkar alias Dadabhai and Kesri Adajania.
However, two weeks before the deadline, Hajwane, 76, died due to prolonged illness. In addition, a day before the deadline, Parkar was taken to hospital after he complained of chest pain. Parkar was later shifted to a hospital in the city. According to sources, his family may move an application before the Tada court for extension if he doesn’t recover.
The SC had also upheld the jail term of life imprisonment, 10 years, and five years respectively for Memon, Sayed and Nulwalla. Apart from them, the court had also upheld the Tada court’s verdict awarding five year and life term to Zaibunnissa, 70, and Parkar, 86.
The SC had enhanced the five-year jail term of Hajwane, 76, to life imprisonment and had awarded one year jail term to Adajania, 84. The SC had on April 16 refused to extend Zaibunnissa, Hajwane and Parkar’s deadline to surrender.
All the convicts are expected to appear before the designated Tada court during the morning session, sources said.
All the convicts who would surrender on Thursday will be taken in custody after the process of verification. They would be later taken to Arthur Road jail from where they would be shifted to central prison.
First Published: May 16, 2013 01:09 IST