Supreme Court upholds death sentence of Yakub Memon in 1993 Mumbai blasts
The apex court commuted the death sentences of ten others to life. SC commuted the death sentence on the ground that the convicts were behind bars for 20 years and their economic condition was weak.
Giving the verdict, the apex court said the management and conspiracy of 1993 blasts were done by Dawood Ibrahim and others in Pakistan.
The SC is pronouncing its verdict on a bunch of appeals and cross-appeals filed by and against 100 people, including Dutt who were convicted by the special TADA court in 2006.
"The accused were trained in bomb making and to handle
sophisticated weapons in Pakistan," the apex court said.
The SC said Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI was also
involved in the 1993 blasts.
After the verdict, prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said, ''The death penalty of Yakub Memon will make it very difficult for Pakistan to shelter Dawood Ibrahim.''
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