1993 Mumbai Blasts: Verdict against Abu Salem & 6 others today
A designated court of the Terrorist And Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act will pronounce its verdict against seven people accused of perpetrating the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts on Friday. A series of 12 blasts rocked Mumbai on March 12, 1993, killing 257 people and injuring 713 others. Check the affected spots here. The accused are Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Firoz Khan, Riyaz Siddiqui, Karimullah Shaikh, Mohammad Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Taklya and Abdul Qayyum. Special public prosecutor Deepak Salvi concluded the arguments in July 2016. The case is being heard by judge GA Sanap. According to the prosecution, Mustafa Dossa and his brother, Mohammad, organised key meetings to discuss the blasts. Mustafa is accused of sending weapons from Dubai and Pakistan to the western coast of India while Mohammad is alleged to have used the network to receive the consignment.