1993 Mumbai Serial Blasts Case: Why Abu Salem didn’t get death penalty?


A special TADA court today granted life sentence to convict Abu Salem and Karimullah Khan in the 1993 Mumbai shoots case, in which 257 individuals were killed and 700 had harmed.

Since under the removal settlement with Portugal, Salem can’t be given capital punishment, the court chose to sentence him to life imprisonment of 25 years.

Apart from Salem and Khan, the court has also indicted Mohammed Tahir Merchant moniker Tahir Takla, Riyaz Siddiqui,  and Feroze Abdul Rash.

The Special Judge additionally slapped changing measures of fines on the convicts after finding them guilty on different charges, including murder, conspiracy to incubate the impacts, providing arms and ammo, and different genuine offenses.

All the six charged were before articulated “guilty” by the Special Court on June 16, including Mustafa Dossa, who passed on June 28.

In the principal set of trial for the situation which finished up in 2007, the court had indicted 100 charged, including Yakub Memon (who got the death penalty) and performing artist Sanjay Dutt.

Following 24 years of trial, Salem was discovered guilty of conspiracy – transporting arms and ammo – and kill.

As per the prosecution, Salem transported arms and ammo from Gujarat drift to Mumbai.

He also gave over AK-56 rifles, 250 rounds of ammo, and some hand explosives to Dutt. He was blamed for later gathered two rifles and some ammo once again from the actor’s home.

The court had dropped out the certain charges against Salem in 2013 after the researching organization, CBI, said that, those were disregarding the removal arrangement amongst India and Portugal from where Salem was ousted in 2005.


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