1993 Mumbai blasts case verdict: In a big development in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, a special TADA (Terrorist and Disruptive Activities) court in Mumbai pronounced its judgement on Friday against accused Mustafa Dossa. The court found Mustafa Dossa guilty of conspiracy in 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Mustafa Dossa was an aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim. According to the prosecution, Mustafa Dossa, Tiger Memon and Chhota Shakeel organised training camps in Pakistan and in India to impart and undergo weapon and arms training and handling of explosives. They also sent men from India to Pakistan via Dubai for arms training. The prosecution also said that the conspirators held 15 meetings before the execution of the blasts.
Mustafa Dossa allegedly masterminded the landing of explosives including RDX in India and sent some youth to Pakistan to acquire arms training, according to news agency PTI. According to the prosecution, in order to avenge the demolition of Babri Masjid, members of the crime syndicate under the fugitive don Dawood Ibrahim along with other absconding accused Tiger Memon, Mohammed Dossa and Mustafa Dossa hatched a conspiracy to commit terrorist acts in India, PTI reported. The judgement against Mustafa Dossa came in the second leg of the trial in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case involving seven accused, including Abu Salem. In the first leg of the trial that concluded in 2007, the TADA court convicted 100 accused, while 23 people were acquitted.
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Mumbai serial blasts
On March 12, 1993 the country’s commercial capital witnessed an unprecedented terrorist attack when a series 12 bomb explosions took place one after another in about a span of two hours.
The blasts took place at Bombay Stock Exchange, Katha Bazaar, Lucky petrol pump near Sena Bhavan, opposite Passport office near Century Bazaar, Fishermen’s colony at Mahim Causeway, at basement of Air India Building, Zaveri Bazaar, Hotel Sea Rock, Plaza Theatre, Centaur Hotel (Juhu), Sahar Airport (Bay no.54) and Centaur Hotel (near airport).
This was the first ever terrorist attack in the world where RDX (Research Department Explosive i.e cyclotrimethylene trinitramine) was used on such a large scale after the Second World War.