Revisiting ground zero: Blasts that shook Mumbai in 1993

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Twelve coordinated blasts in several locations rocked Mumbai on March 12, 1993, leaving 257 people dead and over 700 injured. (HT Photo)

Twelve coordinated blasts in several locations rocked Mumbai on March 12, 1993, leaving 257 people dead and over 700 injured. (HT Photo)

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1993 Mumbai serial blasts was the first-ever terrorist attack where RDX (Research Department Explosive) was used on a large scale basis after World War 2. (HT Photo)

1993 Mumbai serial blasts was the first-ever terrorist attack where RDX (Research Department Explosive) was used on a large scale basis after World War 2. (HT Photo)

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Yakub Memon, a chartered accountant, was found guilty of criminal conspiracy, arranging money for buying vehicles used by the bombers and organising air tickets to Dubai for some of them. (HT Photo)

Yakub Memon, a chartered accountant, was found guilty of criminal conspiracy, arranging money for buying vehicles used by the bombers and organising air tickets to Dubai for some of them. (HT Photo)

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The Supreme Court has turned down the mercy plea of terror mastermind Yakub Memon – convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case. His execution is scheduled at 7am on on July 30. (HT Photo)

The Supreme Court has turned down the mercy plea of terror mastermind Yakub Memon – convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts case. His execution is scheduled at 7am on on July 30. (HT Photo)

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Exactly 20 years after the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, the Supreme Court gave its final verdict which was expected to hopefully put a lid on a bloody chapter in the modern Indian history. (HT Photo)

Exactly 20 years after the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts, the Supreme Court gave its final verdict which was expected to hopefully put a lid on a bloody chapter in the modern Indian history. (HT Photo)

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The 1993 Mumbai blasts involved one of the most comprehensive and successful probes by the Mumbai police, as within 48 hours it was established that it was an attempt by the underworld to create terror in India's commercial capital. (HT Photo)

The 1993 Mumbai blasts involved one of the most comprehensive and successful probes by the Mumbai police, as within 48 hours it was established that it was an attempt by the underworld to create terror in India's commercial capital. (HT Photo)

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Tiger Memon, Yakub's brother along with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his brother Anees Ibrahim, are considered to be the key conspirators behind the 1993 blasts. Tiger Memon has been absconding since the blasts that killed 257 people while Indian authorities believe he is in Pakistan. (HT Photo)

Tiger Memon, Yakub's brother along with underworld don Dawood Ibrahim and his brother Anees Ibrahim, are considered to be the key conspirators behind the 1993 blasts. Tiger Memon has been absconding since the blasts that killed 257 people while Indian authorities believe he is in Pakistan. (HT Photo)

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Yakub Memon and 11 others were slapped with the death penalty by a special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) court in July 2007 for their role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. (HT Photo)

Yakub Memon and 11 others were slapped with the death penalty by a special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) court in July 2007 for their role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. (HT Photo)

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