Mumbai blast verdict a ray of hope: BJP

Another accused Riaz Siddiqui was convicted under TADA charges but was acquitted of other charges framed against him because the court believed that the prosecution failed to prove charges of conspiracy against Siddiqui.

The court held that it has passed the verdict on the basis of oral and documentary evidence and the facts recorded by it.

Calling Feroze one of the main conspirators, the court said he possessed "complete and crystal clear knowledge" being a close confidant of the Dossa brothers.

The trial resumed in 2012. The 13 locations are Mumbai Stock Exchange building, Masjid-Mandvi Corporation Bank Branch, Zaveri Bazaar, Fisherman's Colony in Mahim Causeway, Plaza Cinema, Katha Bazaar, Century Bazaar, Hotel Sea Rock, Air India building, Terminal at Sahar Airport (current CSIA), Hotel Juhu Centaur, Worli and Passport Office.

Besides Salem, four others have also been found guilty under various charges in the same case.

The dastardly attacks had also left 713 seriously injured and destroyed properties worth Rs 27 crore. Several terrorists received their arms, ammunition and explosives training in Pakistan. The blasts were the first-ever terror attack globally where RDX was used on such a large scale after the Second World War.

In 2013, earlier the court had dropped certain charges against Salem, after the investigating agency, CBI moved a petition saying those charges were against the extradition treaty between India and Portugal. Fire-arms, ammunition, detonators, hand grenades and highly explosive substances like RDX were smuggled by the conspirators into India and stored it, said the prosecution. He was arrested in 2008 and was part of landing of arms in Shekhadi.

An Indian court on Friday convicted six men over serial bomb blasts in the commercial capital Mumbai more than two decades ago that killed hundreds, the nation's deadliest attack. Merchant, Siddiqui and Khan kept reciting prayers though the proceedings that began at 12.20 pm. Two days later, Salem and two others went to Dutt's house and got two rifles and some rounds back, the court ruled.

The first leg of the trial concluded in 2007 with the TADA court convicting 100 of the accused in the case, acquitting 23. Memon in 2006. In 2010, the Supreme Court upheld the decision.

Mustafa Dossa being taken to the special TADA court from the Arthur Road jail on Friday. Yakub Memon, the man convicted of plotting and financing the bombings, was executed in 2015.

Originally handled by the Mumbai police, the case was handed over to the CBI a month after the attack. "Therefore, if any decision is taken contrary to the spirit of the Indian laws, and also contrary to the spirit of the solemn sovereign assurance given by the then Deputy Prime Minister L K Advani and understood by the Supreme Court of Justice, Portugal in its judgment dated 27/01/2005, then very serious repercussions could follow", as reported by Hindustan Times.

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