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1993 Mumbai blast case: Abu Salem sentenced to life, 2 get death

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Mumbai: A special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA) court today awarded death sentence to Tahir Merchant and Feroz Khan in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.

The court awarded life imprisonment to Abu Salem and Karimullah Khan along with a fine of Rs 2 lakhs, while Riyaz Ahmed Siddique received a sentence of 10 years.

The court had convicted six terrorists – Abu Salem, Mustafa Dossa, Firoz Khan, Mohammed Tahir Merchant alias Tahir Taklya, Karimullah Khan and Riyaz Ahmed Siddique in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

Dossa died on June 28, just a few days after being convicted. The case against him has been closed.

In 1993, 12 serial blasts rocked Mumbai that killed 257 and injured over 700 people. The incident introduced Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon to the world.

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