1993 Mumbai serial blasts: A special TADA court in Mumbai is likely to pronounce its judgement on Friday in the second leg of the trial in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case involving seven accused, including extradited gangster Abu Salem. In the first leg of the trial that concluded in 2007, the TADA court convicted 100 accused, while 23 people were acquitted. Their trial was separated from the main case as they were arrested at the time of conclusion of the main trial. Salem was accused of transporting weapons from Gujarat to Mumbai, according to news agency PTI. Prosecution says 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.
Here are the names of the seven accused:-
Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Karimullah Khan, Firoz Abdul Rashid Khan, Riyaz Siddiqui, Tahir Merchant and Abdul Quayyum.
The dastardly attacks left 257 people dead, 713 seriously injured and destroyed properties worth Rs 27 crore, according to news agency PTI.